Opinion: With Bad Information Comes Great Responsibility

Misinformation is not a new concept but the newly crowned online media giants of the 21st century have allowed it to propagate untethered. The avalanche of bad information that journalists and the public face today is one of the defining problems of the century. The father of modern journalism, Walter Lippmann, argued in the 1920s


Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in California, Facebook engineers were racing to tweak internal controls to slow the spread of misinformation


Opinion: Dangerous Ignorance About Climate Change

Michael Shellenberger, author of “Apocalypse Never,” has recently released a survey on people’s beliefs about climate change.  The title of his Substack piece, “Democrats More Likely to Believe False Information on Climate Change,” is not exactly surprising to those of us who have closely followed the issue for decades.  But, his article neglected to state what jumps out


Facebook’s scandals and outage test users’ frenemy relationship

How do you feel about Facebook? Enes Evren/E+ via Getty Images Elizabeth Stoycheff, Wayne State University When Facebook was down for most of the day on Oct. 4, 2021, did you miss it, were you relieved or some of both? Social scientists have compiled an expansive body of research that shows how people have come

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Facebook whistleblower testifies: Five highlights

A former Facebook employee told members of Congress Tuesday that the company knows that its platform spreads misinformation and content that harms children but refuses to make changes that could hurt its profits. Speaking before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen told lawmakers that new regulations are needed

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Opinion: The Manufactured Border Crisis

In nearly 30 years of covering America’s corrupted immigration and entrance policies, I can tell you definitively that every “border crisis” is a manufactured crisis. Caravans of Latin American illegal immigrants don’t just form out of nowhere. Throngs of Middle Eastern refugees don’t just amass spontaneously. Boatloads of Haitians don’t just wash up on our

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