Facebook announced it would donate money to researchers studying misinformation on its platform. The thing is, the donation is teeny when compared to the scale of the problem and Facebook’s enormous coffers:
Democratic primary frontrunner Bernie Sanders took home a second win last night in the Nevada caucuses, where he dominated the polls and got 46% of preferences—more than twice as many as Joe Biden, who
From our ObsessionThe New PropagandaWhat are the new weapons in the arsenal of influence? A proposal called “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again” is causing an uproar in American architectural circles.
In a letter released on Medium today, more than 1,100 former employees of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) condemned attorney general Bill Barr for his handling of the case against Roger Stone, a longtime
When Donald Trump jumped into the 2016 presidential election, conventional wisdom assumed that the “billionaire” would attempt to buy the election with his riches. That didn’t happen. But former New York
US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a giant of jurisprudence with impeccable feminist credentials. Yet she upset some legal commentators this week with a statement about the Equal Rights Amendment,
US president Donald Trump is not a lawyer and never played one on TV. What he’s always been, thanks to his family fortune, is a boss. And—as his catchphrase on the reality TV show The Apprentice demonstrated—the
You may think Hong Kong people look irrational in these days of coronavirus: they queue for hours for masks, even if many doctors repeat that, in most situations, they are not all that necessary or even
New ads paid for by a dark-money group shown to Facebook users in New Hampshire are trying to dissuade voters from voting for Bernie Sanders by scaring them with visions of socialism and the Soviet Union.
This week, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos entertained the internet with a hypothetical question: What’s the right way to say no to a meeting request? In a post on Instagram, Bezos explained the dilemma
In two months, the new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China has spread to every province of China and at least 23 countries around the world, killing over 200 people and infected over 17,000. Journalists,
We’re still waiting on the first meaningful data in the 2020 presidential election more than 12 hours after the Iowa caucuses ended. An apparent app-gone-wrong has put a black mark on the early days of
The US election season officially kicks off on Monday in Iowa. It’s a famously low-tech affair. Voters gather in small groups in meeting places across the state. They make their choices known by standing
Hardcore Brexit backers wanted Big Ben to bong on Jan. 31 at 11pm (midnight Brussels time), to mark the hour Britain left the EU. They set up fundraisers to bring the clock out of refurbishment for the
Senators yesterday had an opportunity to question the prosecution and defense teams at US president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. They seemed to be in high spirits when they entered the Senate chamber
Today, US Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts will spend his 65th birthday in the Senate, presiding over president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, and perhaps contemplating the “gifts” he’s being