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New photo from Facebook December 31, 2018 at 11:54PM

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2018 at 23:57

Sydney bu yıl da erken girmiş yeni yıla (!) via Reddit. via Facebook Pages http://bit.ly/1heKubC
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Most read posts in 2018 in Erkan’s Field Diary…

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2018 at 10:17

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I have unintentionally created some clickable posts, I guess.

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2 A video: Turkish Porn Star Şahin K’s comedy film trailer
3 Elif: Aşk-ı Memnu: Forbidden love killed a woman and injured the rest
4 Ayşe Özer: “Gecenin Öteki Yüzü: Angara Pavyonları”
5 Farewell Galip, my old friend…
6 Libgen.in seems to have gone, alternatives exist or will emerge…
7 Fransız kaldım : Oyuncakçı dede ile tanışın
8 Already a month in Irvine…
9 Türkiye İnternet Tarihi projesinde son durum
10 Packing up and leaving…
11 A year of Sabbatical in the US
12 Erkan’s CV
13 http://194.71.107.80/ The Pirate Bay’s IP address… a cyberculture roundup
14 Ferhat Yurdam: VAN?A İKİ KEZ GİTMEK GEREK!
15 ALL ABOUT ERKAN
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18 A few days past after the arrival at UCI
19 Cyberculture agenda: “The Wild World of Telegram Stickers
20 This semester’s syllabus for my “Theories of New Media (COMM 720)” course

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Istanbul is ready for New Year’s Eve with nearly 40K security personnel…

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2018 at 03:17

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39000 security personnel to be on duty on New Year’s Eve in Istanbul

The director of Istanbul undercover police units announced on Dec. 29 that security measures have been upgraded for New Year celebrations in

‘Chinatown’ rising in central Istanbul

Amid a new flock of Chinese citizens visiting Istanbul, Dolapdere, a central neighborhood, is preparing to become the centerpiece for investors from

4000 cubic meters of waste removed from Bosphorus Strait in one month

Some 4,000 cubic meters of solid waste have been removed from the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul over the past month. “This amount is approximately

Istanbul airport transfer now to be ‘gradual’

A transfer of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport operations to its new international facility has been delayed and will now happen “gradually” from January, the

IN PICTURES: Thousands protest in Istanbul against higher living costs

Thousands of protesters on Saturday took to the streets in Istanbul to demonstrate against the rising cost of living and crippling inflation in Turkey

Istanbul airport transfer now to be ‘gradual’

ISTANBUL: A transfer of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport operations to its new international facility has been delayed and will now happen “gradually” from …

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New photo from Facebook December 28, 2018 at 11:05PM

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2018 at 23:45

Sümela Manastırı, Trabzon. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages http://bit.ly/1heKubC

“2018 Was a Rough Year for Truth Online” #journalism #cyberculture

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2018 at 10:02

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2018 Was a Rough Year for Truth Online

The internet has been awash with misinformation for years, but researchers are finally realizing it’s hard to quantify the scope of its impact.

The Year Tech Workers Realized They Were Workers

Low-paid workers at Marriott hotels, in part, protested encroaching automation—finding unexpected common cause with some well-paid engineers across tech.

Internet mostly fake now

When bots finally accounted for half the traffic on the internet, Media Experts speculated that algorithms would start

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New photo from Facebook December 28, 2018 at 07:59AM

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2018 at 08:04

Jill Bliss tarafından hazırlanmış bir mantar aranjmanı. via http://bit.ly/2QQYDa4 via Facebook Pages http://bit.ly/1heKubC

New photo from Facebook December 27, 2018 at 07:45AM

In Uncategorized on December 27, 2018 at 08:04

Bu arada Puerto Varas, Şili. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages http://bit.ly/1heKubC

Two veteran actors comment about fascism, then targeted and released on probation…

In Uncategorized on December 27, 2018 at 01:37

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I guess this proves their points. Nearly anyone at my age and older grew up watching comedy films in which Metin Akpınar was one of the main actors. New Turkish elites’ crusade against “old Turkey” continues at all fronts…
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A Turkish prosecutor has launched an investigation into two prominent actors over their comments on “fascism,” after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan publicly complained that he was the target of their “death threat.”
A list of films Akpınar acted are here
In the wake of Erdoğan’s statement addressing Akpınar and Gezen without referring to them by their names, “You mentioned hanging the president on the rope? Now, you go and pay the price for it”, an investigation has been launched against the actors.
Akpınar and Gezen, against whom the İstanbul Anatolian Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation due to their statements on a TV program, have been released on probation after their depositions at the Prosecutor’s Office.

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Courthouse lightning is the new thing in Turkey

In Uncategorized on December 25, 2018 at 05:36

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As the state of justice declines fast, Turkey seems to be investing in weird courthouse lightning…

Journalist Ümit Alan tweeted about one of them and some in the subtweet posted Bakırköy Courthouse (İstanbul)

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Bakırköy Courhouse, İstanbul

and this is the Denizli Courthouse, more modest…

 In other news: 

Check our President Erdoğan’s entourage in a busy Friday traffic:

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It has been more than 600 days #WeMissWikipedia

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Turkey’s cyber police at work:

In 2018, 110 thousand social media accounts investigated, 45 thousand users are checked, 7109 detained, 2174 arrested and 2828 released with judicial control…

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Quoted in “Fact-checkers seek out grain of truth in Turkey’s fake-news onslaught

In Uncategorized on December 25, 2018 at 02:31

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Fact-checkers seek out grain of truth in Turkey’s fake-news onslaught

ISTANBUL — The truth is having a hard time in Turkey these days.

A government-led crackdown has shuttered scores of media outlets and landed numerous journalists in prison. Allies of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wield near-total control over the mainstream media; self-censorship is endemic. Polarization and partisanship abound…..

“Most of the fake news comes from the government. But the opposition is not exempt — especially in the case of refugees they use fake news” — Erkan Saka, UC Irvine in California…

Saka described fake news on television as especially “poisonous,” adding: “Sometimes I think all social media combined is still less dangerous than what TV channels are spreading. It reaches more people.”…

Yet Saka, the academic, fears the fact-checkers’ efforts may amount to no more than a drop in the ocean. “Compared to the fake news sources their reach is limited,” he said….

In other news:

The Guardian – Dec 21, 8:13 AM

The German news weekly Der Spiegel is to publish a 23-page special report on how one of its award-winning reporters faked stories for years and dealt a blow to media credibility. Claas Relotius, 33, resigned after admitting making up stories and

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