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A grotesque segment mocking Black farmers illustrates just how much bigotry a conservative star can get away with

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Here’s how scammers turn those ubiquitous, meaningless comments into profits

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Big Technology

The New York Times’ Kevin Roose and researcher Mark Ledwich join the Big Technology Podcast for a debate on whether YouTube actually radicalizes its users

Mark Ledwich and Kevin Roose


Pattern Matching

And a few things they haven’t

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Now, he wants back in

Bart Baker at the 2017 Streamy Awards
Bart Baker at the 2017 Streamy Awards
Bart Baker at the 2017 Streamy Awards. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images


Big Technology

People are joining fringe movements in search of meaning. It’s one thing to read about it, another to see it.

Screenshots: All Gas No Brakes YouTube


Pattern Matching

Facebook may follow YouTube, which made real changes in response to a 2017 advertiser rebellion — and emerged stronger than ever

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Clicktivism is having a renaissance


A social media researcher and multimedia artist shows how medical misinformation spreads so far, so fast

Network graph of 37,275 public “Plandemic” Facebook posts from April 8 to May 8, 2020. Images courtesy of author

CrowdTangle datasets

  • 37,274 public Facebook posts containing the keyword “Plandemic” from April 8 to May 8, 2020
  • 23,681 public Facebook posts containing “Judy Mikovits” from April…


Here is the answer to the question that everyone asks me

The numbers may surprise you! Photo: Shelby Church

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