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Director, Media Innovation — Fusion
Covers:  politics, mobile technology, activism, technology, hackers, social justice issues, media freedom, consumer technology

Dir. of Media Innovation, Journalist @ThisIsFusion covering conflict, crisis, and security, Tagg.ly Co-Founder| Tim.pool@Fusion.net |

Tim Pool's Biography

Tim Pool is a journalist whose unique style of interactive broadcast journalism exists at the intersection of social and mainstream media. His live coverage has been featured by outlets such as NBC, Reuters, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera English.

Pool engages viewers as participants by combining first hand reporting and commentary via live video stream and chat, allowing the viewing public to join in the action by directly asking questions, which ...

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California suburb rocked by four nights of violent clashes over police shootings | The Observers

California suburb rocked by four nights of violent clashes over police shootings | The Observers

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first and current position is with VICE as a Producer and Host

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes what I do possible!

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Whenever, about whatever. I'm here to learn and listen.

Gang member speaks out about Baltimore violence: 'Nothing to do with gangs'

fusion.net — This week, as violent protests gripped the city over the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department put out a " credible threat" report saying that several gangs in the area had united to "take out" law-enforcement officials. But gang members themselves have denied that claim, saying instead that rival gangs have come together to stop the violence.

Video: Baltimore protesters defy curfew, stand off with police

fusion.net — Hundreds of protesters in Baltimore defied a citywide curfew which went into effect at 10 p.m. last night, following a night of looting and burning the night before. The death of Freddie Gray, who sustained spinal injuries while in police custody, has sparked unrest in the city, just 40 minutes away from the nation's capitol.

‘They’re firing nonstop’: Chilling video of a Baltimore standoff

fusion.net — Baltimore descended into chaos Monday night, as people the city's mayor referred to as "thugs" looted stores and clashed with police in the streets. The tensions between citizens and police bubbled over two weeks after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from spinal injuries suffered while in police custody.

Company says governments are deploying weaponized drones for crowd control

fusion.net — The Indian city of Lucknow made headlines last week by announcing its intention to weaponize drones for use against protesters. But a South African company called Desert Wolf says that it has already sold weaponized multi-rotor drones to governments around the world, as well as an international mining house, for crowd control purposes.

Governments are using sock puppets to manipulate you

fusion.net — Negative comments on your social-media posts might just be the work of standard Internet trolls. But it could actually be a bit more sinister. An article recently published by The Guardian details the Russian troll house, a government agency that hires people to post pro-Russian and anti-Western blogs and comments.

The policing of black bodies: Racial profiling for profit and the killing of Ferguson's Mike Brown

fusion.net — More than six months after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, the youth-led protests in Ferguson continue to fuel a national movement against police brutality. "Part of the struggle for us in Ferguson is to break a four-hundred-year belief that black people are not human," says St.

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fusion.net — More than six months after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, Ferguson is still angry. "Part of the struggle for us in Ferguson is to break a four-hundred-year belief that black people are not human," says Ferguson resident Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou.

What 'going on tour' and 'driving through the gauntlet' mean in Ferguson -- Fusion

fusion.net — Story Narratives Racism and police targeting in St. Louis County Residents in St. Louis County feel targeted. Those feelings seem warranted after a report from the Department of Justice showed evidence of racism in emails exchanged between court officials and members of the Ferguson Police Department.

Siri is recording everything you say

fusion.net — Several stories and accusations have been going around about Apple's Siri and other voice-to-text services, asserting that they are recording what you say and that people actually listen. Now I say "accusations" because many people are questioning the veracity of some of these claims, mainly those from Reddit user FallenMyst.

Inside the growing film-the-cops movement

fusion.net — Every night, a nationwide network of activists known as Copwatch patrols the streets, keeping a close eye on police. Armed with cameras, the group films any police interactions they encounter. There are over 200 groups in the country, in almost every state. And they say their ranks are growing.
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May 27, 2015

Still at the Salton Sea, this lake is evaporating. It's getting lower and lower every year. #travelinstagram.com/p/3Kwc-sr5kw/

May 27, 2015

I don't see governments and studios raiding Zuckerberg for Facebook piracy like they did to @KimDotcom youtube.com/watch?v=ptSWW_…

May 27, 2015

Piracy is a big deal when people share corporate content, but when the people have their content stolen... nothing. youtube.com/watch?v=ptSWW_…

May 25, 2015

Want to stay with #DancingMan? Follow my story on Snapchat at TIMCASTS. Currently inside the LA Coliseum with the crew!



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