Incendiary N.R.A. Videos Find New Critics: N.R.A. Leaders – The New York Times

ImageWayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s chief executive, speaking at the organization’s annual meeting last year. There is growing discomfort among leaders at the N.R.A. over the videos its streaming service produces.CreditCreditJustin Sullivan/Getty Images The flash point was Thomas the Tank Engine. Last September, the National Rifle Association’s famously combative spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, provoked widespread […]

HBO Must Get Bigger and Broader, Says Its New Overseer – The New York Times

Change is coming to HBO, now that it is part of the AT&T corporate family. That much was clear to the 150 employees who attended a recent town hall meeting at the network’s headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. The main speaker was John Stankey, a longtime AT&T executive who now oversees HBO in his new role […]

YouTube, the Great Radicalizer – The New York Times

Credit Jennifer Heuer At one point during the 2016 presidential election campaign, I watched a bunch of videos of Donald Trump rallies on YouTube. I was writing an article about his appeal to his voter base and wanted to confirm a few quotations. Soon I noticed something peculiar. YouTube started to recommend and “autoplay” videos […]

On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters – The New York Times

close story-meta Photo Staci Burns, who lives near Fort Wayne, Ind., said her “initial response was anger” when she saw one of her sons watching a disturbing video on YouTube Kids. Credit Luke Sharrett for The New York Times It was a typical night in Staci Burns’s house outside Fort Wayne, Ind. She was cooking […]

Attack on Alt-Right Leader Has Internet Asking: Is It O.K. to Punch a Nazi? – The New York Times

Richard B. Spencer, a far-right activist, in Whitefish, Mont., in June. Credit Tim Goessman for The New York Times Is it O.K. to punch a Nazi? That is not a brainteaser or a hypothetical question posed by a magazine on Twitter. It is an actual question bouncing around the internet after an attack on a […]

D.N.C. Operatives Are Seen Scheming to Incite Chaos at Donald Trump Rallies – The New York Times

Security personnel hauled away an apparent protester at a Donald J. Trump campaign rally in Bridgeport, Conn., in April. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Two operatives who were working in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee to help elect Hillary Clinton are no longer working in that role after an undercover video showed them […]

Video Released in Terence Crutcher’s Killing by Tulsa Police – The New York Times

Video Shooting of Terence Crutcher by Tulsa Police The Tulsa Police Department released video on Monday of a white police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Okla. By NEETI UPADHYE on Publish Date September 20, 2016. Photo by Mike Simons/Tulsa World, via Associated Press. Watch in Times Video » The Police Department […]