How False Antifa Protest Rumors Spread

In recent weeks, as demonstrations against racism spread across the country, residents in at least 41 U.S. cities and towns became alarmed by rumors that the loose collective of anti-fascist activists known as antifa was headed to their area, according to an analysis by The New Y..

Snapchat Stopped Promoting Trump Account

WASHINGTON — Snap said on Wednesday that it had stopped promoting the Snapchat account of President Trump after determining that his public comments off the site could incite violence, in another hardened stance by a social media company against the president.
Snap, which makes t..

In Lockdown, a Neighborhood Opens Up

The residents of Bernal Heights, a dense little neighborhood built around a grassy hill in the south of San Francisco, have been under lockdown a long time — since March 17, to be exact, when the city became among the first in the United States to shut down.
With incomes and free..

Seeking Real Voices in China, Despite Censorship and Fear

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In retrospect, one of the bigger regrets I have about my time in China is that I never took up smoking.
I’m exaggerating, but only slightly. Nothing h..

Take YouTube’s Dangers Seriously

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My colleague Kevin Roose excels at explaining how our behavior is shaped by the companies behind our favorite online hangouts.
In the first episode of Kevin’s new audio series, called “Ra..

Bill Gates, at Odds With Trump on Virus, Becomes a Right-Wing Target

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Continue reading the main storyBill Gates, at Odds With Trump on Virus, Becomes a Right-Wing TargetThe Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has been attacked with falsehoods that he created the coronavirus and wants to profit from it.
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