A Spanish woman has been convicted of inciting terror through Twitter. The 21-year-old student called for a left-wing organization to resume its killings of politicians. The New York Times notes the case is the first of its kind in Spain and one of the first worldwide that deals with the extent of free speech in social media.
The New York Times Magazine has lately published two controversial political profiles of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, and they fell into the stereotypical pit of describing physical appearances or wondering if they could have it all. Margaret Sullivan, the Times public editor, trains her eyes on these profiles and questions some of their approaches. She concludes they fell below the standards of the Times and hopes the next batch of political profiles of women avoid the gender missteps.
Upworthy got itself an earful in recent days from its feature about McDonald's McNuggets. It put them under a microscope and concluded they were trouble. Public comments were not terribly supportive, so Upworthy fell on the sword, let its audience tell the story of the problem with the piece, and created a more worthy Upworthy video from someone who knows science.