misinformation

Immigration

Business as usual: Thousands cross Mexico’s southern border

On the day this week that Mexico imposed new measures to shut down migrant crossings at its southern border, some 1,200 made the trip at a single remote jungle outpost without showing a document to anyone. A man who helped board the migrants for the five-minute boat ride Sunday from Guatemala across the Usumacinta River

Immigration

Amid border surge, confusion reigns over Biden policies

It took less than a month for 200 tents to fill every spot in a Mexican plaza at the busiest border crossing with the United States. At the camp in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, some 1,500 migrants line up for hot meals under a canopy-covered kitchen, children play soccer and volunteers in

Misinformation

7 ways to avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader

Identify and stop the lies. NLshop/iStock via Getty Images Plus H. Colleen Sinclair, Mississippi State University The problem of misinformation isn’t going away. Internet platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken some steps to curb its spread and say they are working on doing more. But no method yet introduced has been completely successful at

Technology

It’s not just a social media problem – how search engines spread misinformation

Search engines often serve up a distorting blend of information and misinformation. Crispin la valiente/Moment via Getty Images, CC BY-ND  Chirag Shah, University of Washington Search engines are one of society’s primary gateways to information and people, but they are also conduits for misinformation. Similar to problematic social media algorithms, search engines learn to serve

Opinion

Opinion: Biden Should Revoke Section 230 Before We Lose Our Democracy

The mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was incited and planned over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other digital media platforms, with a tragic nudge from the president of the United States. The gripping presence of gunshots and cowering Congress members inside the “People’s House” is a warning to us all. How did we arrive here?

Opinion

Opinion: Drugs (Except Nicotine) Win on Election Day

Americans sent a clear message on Election Day that it is time to end the war on drugs. Every ballot measure to decriminalize or legalize drugs received overwhelming approval from voters. There was, however, one notable exception: nicotine. Voters in five states approved marijuana legalization measures. Arizona, New Jersey and Montana approved recreational marijuana, South Dakota legalized

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