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Welcome to program 358 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, in MFSK modes as noted:

  1:46 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:52 MFSK32: More phony than real US newspaper sites
  7:38 MFSK64: Low-income New Yorkers rely on cell for internet
11:33 MFSK64: This week's images
27:54 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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From AFP via

Phony 'news' portals surpass US newspaper sites, researchers say

June 12, 2024

Partisan websites masquerading as media outlets now outnumber
American newspaper sites, a research group that tracks
misinformation said Tuesday, highlighting a local news crisis in
a year of high-stakes elections.

Hundreds of sites mimicking news outlets—many of them powered by
artificial intelligence—have cropped up in recent months, fueling
an explosion of polarizing or false narratives that are stoking
alarm as the race for the White House intensifies.

At least 1,265 "pink slime" outlets—politically motivated
websites that present themselves as independent local news
outlets—have been identified, the US-based research group
NewsGuard said in a report.

By comparison, 1,213 websites of local newspapers were operating
in the United States last year, according to Northwestern
University's "local news initiative" project.

"The odds are now better than 50-50 that if you see a news
website purporting to cover local news, it's fake," the NewsGuard
report said.

Nearly half of the partisan sites were targeted at swing states,
according to an analysis by the news site Axios, in what appears
to be an effort to sway political beliefs ahead of the November
election expected to be between President Joe Biden and Donald

Those sites include a network of 167 Russian disinformation sites
that NewsGuard said were linked to John Mark Dougan, a US former
law enforcement officer who fled to Moscow.

The other sites are backed by conservative as well as influential
left-leaning groups such as Metric Media, Courier Newsroom and
States Newsroom, the report said.

The rise of pink slime comes amid a rapid decline of local
newspapers, many of which have either shut down or suffered
extensive layoffs due to economic headwinds.

A study by Northwestern University last year identified 204
counties out of some 3,000 in the United States as "news
deserts," having "no newspapers, local digital sites, public
radio newsrooms or ethnic publications."

Newspapers are continuing to vanish at an average rate of more
than two per week, the study said.

It added that the United States has lost almost two-thirds of its
newspaper journalists since 2005.

"With traditional newspapers disappearing... pink slime sites are
rushing in to fill the void," NewsGuard's report said.

"Consequently, millions of Americans are left without legitimate
local coverage."

Propaganda-spewing partisan websites have typically relied on
armies of writers, but generative artificial intelligence tools
now offer a significantly cheaper and faster way to fabricate
content that is often hard to decipher from authentic

These websites underscore the potential of AI-powered
tools—chatbots, photo generators and voice cloners—to turbocharge
misinformation while further eroding trust in traditional media,
researchers say.

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From TechXplore:

Many low-income New Yorkers rely on costly cell plans for
internet access

by Julie Greco, Cornell University
June 6, 2024

The number of New York households with high-speed internet access
rose from 725,000 to 1.3 million between 2017 and 2022, but much
of that increase comes exclusively from cellular plans, which
could mean that as many as 1.5 million households remain
"underconnected," new Cornell research shows.

Russell Weaver, director of research at the Cornell ILR Buffalo
Co-Lab, recently integrated new data into the New York State
Digital Equity Portal, which he created in December 2021 in
collaboration with the New York State Library, Community Tech New
York and other partners.

"Conditions are improving, but we still have work to do to move
toward digital equity," Weaver said. "So many more households
have broadband connections at home compared to a half-decade ago,
but focusing just on the number of connections—and not connection
types—can be misleading."

Weaver said nearly 810,000 households in New York state have
broadband access solely through mobile phones and cellular data
plans. This is a problem because numerous websites and online
activities are still not mobile-friendly, including many news
websites where advertisements dominate screen space and make it
difficult to view informative content quickly. As a result,
mobile-only users can't always participate in digital spaces as
fully as users who can tap into high-speed internet from a
variety of devices.

The portal also shows that roughly 21% of New York households do
not have a desktop or laptop computer, compared with just 14% of
households lacking a smartphone.

In a fact sheet released by the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab to
accompany the 2024 Digital Equity Portal updates, Weaver notes
that this result marks a technological shift. Desktop and laptop
computers were the most common computing devices in New Yorkers'
homes throughout the 2000s and 2010s, but smartphones have taken
over the top spot in the 2020s.

The data shows that the most significant barrier to digital
equity is the ability to pay for a home-based broadband internet
subscription. Almost 30% of households with annual incomes below
$35,000—roughly 500,000 households in all—do not have broadband
internet at home, while the rate for those who make over $75,000
is below 5%. Based on fine-resolution pricing data, the minimum
typical price in New York for a broadband package with a speed of
at least 25 megabytes per second is $49.95.

Ethnicity also plays a factor, as households headed by Black New
Yorkers are the least likely to have broadband internet
subscriptions, followed by households headed by Latino people.
White households (90.7%) subscribe to broadband internet at
roughly the statewide average rate (90.5%), while Asian-headed
households are the most likely group to have a broadband package
at home (94.0%).

According to Weaver, more troubling than the differences in
subscription rates by ethnicity is that Black and Latino-headed
households are now further below the statewide average than they
were in 2021. These uneven gains in at-home broadband
subscriptions suggest that advancing digital equity in New York
state will require new digital inclusion activities intentionally
designed to ensure that affordable, accessible broadband is
universally available to all households.

Finally, the updated data shows that the lack of broadband
internet at home affects both rural and urban households. The two
locations where households are least likely to have broadband
subscriptions at home—Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties in the
southwest section of the state—are rural. However, the densely
populated Brooklyn Public Library System service area in New York
City has the third-highest share of unconnected households in the

To increase equity, Weaver suggests the state design and fund
programs that make it easier for households to acquire
internet-enabled devices that meet their computing needs, as well
as programs that deliver broadband subscriptions to households at
no or almost no cost.

"We are making progress, but we're still well short of achieving
universal access for all New Yorkers," Weaver said. "During the
pandemic, so much of everyday life was migrated into virtual
spaces that it became apparent to almost everyone that high-speed
internet is no longer a luxury; it's a necessary utility to which
everyone should have access.

"We at the Buffalo Co-Lab hope that the updated Digital Equity
Portal can start to inform new policies, programs and campaigns
that seek to get us to that point of universal connectivity."

Provided by Cornell University


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This week's images ...

Dragon-boat teams compete in Zixing city, in China's Hunan
province, June 8. ...

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A rose-ringed parakeet in a tree in Ankara, Turkey, May 28. ...

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Neon sign of Cafe Texas, "the oldest café in Texas," now also a
museum, in Huntsville. ...

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Pond Iris season at Kohler Andrae State Park, along Lake Michigan
in Wisconsin. ...

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A jewelweed flower (with guideline spots for pollinators) at the
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. ...

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The laburnum arch at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. ...

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Kayaking at Lake Hope State Park in Ohio. ...

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Detail of a poster for California's newest state park. ...

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Our painting of the week is "Paisaje de Chatou" (1904) by André
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2016-03-23 - 2017-01-14   DIGI DX         01- 44  UK  (Among other things also *.mid transferred)
2016-06-17 - 2019-01-01   IBC DIGITAL    001-134  I   (my own count)
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58  USA (and further ongoing)
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