Through heavy precautions and careful planning, Janet Vertesi successfully hid her pregnancy from the Internet. Perhaps the most unorthodox action she took was creating a separate email address hosted on her own personal server to buy baby items online, all while paying with Amazon gift cards she bought with cash, which flagged her and her husband for criminal activity after they bought 500 USD worth of the cards.
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The UK media is regulated by the likes of IPSO and Ofcom. The report by press regulator IMPRESS highlights the link between low levels of media literacy and trust in the news. The study found that three quarters of those who did not know if journalists were regulated did not trust the news. It suggests that improving media literacy is one way to stem the erosion of trust, and shows that audiences have an appetite for information on news processes. Stakeholders need to collaborate in order to rebuild trust in the news, and independent media is well placed to do this. Read full article here