Relaciones Internacionales – Comunicación Internacional

24 mayo, 2018
por Felipe Sahagún
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Trump cancels summit with Kim Jong Un: readings for today

Stratfor Worldview

May 24, 2018 | 14:40 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump Cancels the North Korea Summit With Kim Jong Un

In a shock announcement, U.S. President Donald Trump has canceled the planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a letter directly addressed to Kim, released early May 24, the U.S. president thanked his North Korean counterpart for his time and patience in the discussions but said that the “tremendous anger and open hostility” displayed in North Korea’s most recent statement made a meeting inappropriate. The letter is referring to a May 23 statement made by North Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui in the state-run media outlet KCNA, in which she threatened to pull out of the North Korean summit and condemned U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for recent remarks threatening North Korea if it doesn’t make a deal with the United States. Choe’s statement is the second such threat from North Korean officials in the past week. Trump’s letter ends with an invitation for North Korea to reach out if the country changes its mind about its position on the United States.

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25 Years of Negotiations and Provocations

Periods of negotiation between the United States and North Korea appear to lead to a decrease in North Korean provocations  beyondparallel.csis.org

North nukes: @CFR_org https://on.cfr.org/2IHbmYY
25 years of negotiations and provocations @CSIS: https://beyondparallel.csis.org/25-years-of-negotiations-provocations/ … 

 

 

Mark Weaver (The New York Times)

United States-North Korean relations have been a rollercoaster in recent months. Escalating missile tests from Pyongyang and taunting tweets from the White House in 2017 were followed by a period of seeming rapprochement as President Trump and North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, agreed to meet for a summit to discuss “denuclarization.” And now things seem to be taking another turn for the worse.

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Hoping for History on the Korean Peninsula – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

How to Talk to North Korea

Make North Korea’s Nuclear Test Pause Permanent

Trump Thinks His North Korea Strategy Will Work On Iran. He’s Wrong On Both

Brookings

@BrookingsInst

Trump meets with South Korean president amid North Korea summit uncertainty

A step-by-step plan for denuclearizing North Korea

A historic step for the two Koreas

North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs: Strategies, directions, and prospects

North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs: Strategies, directions, and prospects

 

24 mayo, 2018
por Felipe Sahagún
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Trump and the Ethics of Foreign Aid

Al Jazeera (People & Power)

What are the consequences of President Trump’s decision to slash US aid to international NGOs that promote abortion?

One of US President Donald Trump‘s first acts in office was to sign an order tying US foreign aid to the issue of abortion.

Under the new policy, “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance”, any foreign aid organisation that wants US funds cannot “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in foreign countries”. Continuar leyendo →

23 mayo, 2018
por Felipe Sahagún
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Los dueños de los medios // The media owners

Here’s who owns everything in the media today: It probably won’t look like this for long. recode.net

Ismael Nafría@ismaelnafria

23 mayo, 2018
por Felipe Sahagún
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Facebook’s fight against misinformation

The Verge

The Verge

Facebook will ask researchers to measure the effects of misinformation in the News Feed

Part of a new public-relations campaign about the fight against fake news

Facebook is asking academics to help measure the volume and effects of misinformation on the platform, the company said today. The move, which comes a month after the company said it would ask researchers to help it understand the effect of Facebook on elections, illustrates how the company is working to restore trust after revelations that Russian agents spread misinformation and during the 2016 US presidential election.

The same commission established last month to analyze Facebook and elections will initiate a request for proposals to measure misinformation on the platform. The request will be issued through a website that will launch within the next two weeks, a spokesman said.

A peer review process will determine which researchers obtain funding for their projects. They will be granted special access user data from Facebook, though users’ privacy will be maintained, the company said.

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The fight against misinformation is real. Over the past few years, we’ve been committed to reducing the spread of false news on Facebook. Today, we’re releasing “Facing Facts,” a short film that provides an inside look at our fight against misinformation.

To make the film, Facebook partnered with documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville. Over the course of several months, Neville and his team spent time with key members of the News Feed team at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA to reveal how we’re thinking about this complex problem and marshaling forces against it.

“We wanted to try something different with this project,” says John Hegeman, head of News Feed. “The challenges the News Feed team faces are complex, but it’s critical that people outside the company understand what we’re doing and why. So we need to keep trying new, different ways to give people that context.”

The film is one of the first pieces of content from Inside Feed, a new surface dedicated to shedding light on the people and processes behind Facebook’s products and algorithms.

See more from Inside Feed here.

 

22 mayo, 2018
por Felipe Sahagún
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IS’s presence on Facebook

Gregory Waters@GregoryPWaters
Great article by @evansma covering a small portion of the research @RobertPostings and I did on IS’s presence on FB. The recommended friends algorithm is just one of many ways FB’s system has helped build IS’s online network. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/05/facebook-accused-introducing-extremists-one-another-suggested/amp/?__twitter_impression=true 

Gregory Waters@GregoryPWaters
“Spiders of the Caliphate: Mapping the Islamic State’s Global Support Network on Facebook” – the report @RobertPostings & I have been working on since October 2017 is out. It’s quite long so let’s break it down. Full report found here:http://goo.gl/xiLfFX