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When WhatsApp’s Fake News Problem Threatens Public Health

In remote areas of Brazil’s Amazon basin, yellow fever used to be a rare, if regular visitor. Every six to ten years, during the hot season, mosquitoes would pick it up from ...

School Shooting Suspect Made ‘Disturbing’ Social Media Posts

Parkland, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree ...

It’s the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the news­paper, pressure the broad­cast ...

Get Rid of Capitalism? Millennials Are Ready to Talk About It

One of the hottest tickets in New York City this weekend was a discussion on whether to overthrow capitalism. The first run of tickets to “Capitalism: A Debate” sold ...

Theres an Algorithmic Reason You Should Reply Yes to Every Facebook Event

Last week I received a holiday party Facebook invite from a friend of mine and immediately smashed the RSVP yes button. I have no plans to go, and she knows that. Before the internet, ...

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who ...

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobodys Counting

Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she ...

Global slime craze sparks safety warnings after borax blamed for burns

Parents say prolonged exposure to cleaning product may have caused burns although US authority says it is generally safe A global slime-making craze sparked by social media has prompted ...

Facebooks failure: did fake news and polarized politics get Trump elected?

The company is being accused of abdicating its responsibility to clamp down on fake news stories and counter the echo chamber that defined this election If I were to run, Id run as ...

Hand in hand: Couple fights Alzheimer’s together

(CNN)Ward and Eloise Hill first met in 1945 with a handshake in college. Now they hold hands at a memory care facility as Alzheimer’s disease threatens to take away the memories ...

Trump claims African American communities are in ‘worst shape ever’

Statement joined a list of controversies the Republican fended off Tuesday, including a report that he had used money from his charity for legal settlements Fending off several controversies ...
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