Monster or Machine? A Profile of the Coronavirus at 6 Months

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A virus, at heart, is information, a packet of data that benefits from being shared.
The information at stake is genetic: instruction..

Matt Gaetz Tweet Gets Twitter Warning Label for Glorifying Violence

OAKLAND, Calif. — Days after restricting one of President Trump’s posts from view for glorifying violence, Twitter went at it again.
On Monday, the social media service used the same label to hide a message by Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida — which likened those..

Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout to Protest Trump Posts

OAKLAND, Calif. — Hundreds of Facebook employees, in rare public criticism on Monday of their own company, protested executives’ decision not to do anything about inflammatory posts that President Trump had placed on the giant social media platform over the past week.
Many of the..

Misinformation About George Floyd Protests Surges on Social Media

On Twitter and Facebook, hundreds of posts are circulating saying that George Floyd is not actually dead.
Conspiracy theorists are baselessly arguing that George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, is funding the spreading protests against police brutality.
And ..

After Reality Star’s Death, Japan Vows to Rip the Mask Off Online Hate

TOKYO — During the last weeks of Hana Kimura’s life, a steady stream of hate washed over her social media accounts. On Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, anonymous posters attacked her appearance, her outspoken behavior and especially her role on “Terrace House,” a popular Japanese..

The Power of Bearing Witness

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Can we have this heartfelt exchange about intergenerational anger and sadness be viewed by 21 million people, without having the conspiracy video “Plandemic” likewise go viral?
Can we wit..

SpaceX Docking at the Space Station: Latest Updates

Here’s what you need to know:Astronauts dock with space station, fulfilling historic trip to orbit.What happens during a space station docking?Has there ever been a docking accident at the space station?What have the astronauts been doing since they were launched?ImageThe Crew Dr..

SpaceX Launch: Highlights From NASA Astronauts’ Trip to Orbit

Here’s what you need to know:SpaceX launches two astronauts to orbit, igniting new spaceflight era.Who is blasting off?What are they flying in?What about those spacesuits they’re wearing?Why is NASA working with SpaceX on this?VideotranscriptBackbars0:00/0:42-0:00transcript

SpaceX Lifts NASA Astronauts to Orbit, Launching New Era of Spaceflight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The United States opened a new era of human space travel on Saturday as a private company for the first time launched astronauts into orbit, nearly a decade after the government retired the storied space shuttle program in the aftermath of national tr..

In Lockdown, a Neighborhood Opens Up