That Time Vice Paid A “Hacker” $5,000 For A Fake Rob Ford Story
It was one of their biggest Canadian scoops. They didn't know they were being conned.
April 9, 2020
By Jonathan Goldsbie
#260 Fake-Ass Internet
Something like the half of all activity on the internet is fake. Yes, there are bots. But there are also fake websites that cater to bots. And then there are the ways real people adjust their behaviour to try to game the bots. Where does this leave the idyllic internet we were promised?
January 13, 2019
#137 I Stand With Gawker
Gawker is in trouble. Writer Stephen Marche, a frequent target of the gossip site, expands on his defense of the blog that smears him.
June 6, 2016
#28 What Only the Press Knows about Rob Ford
Robyn Doolittle and Jonathan Goldsbie talk about unreported smells and Rob Ford's mastery of modern media.