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September 6, 2019
How Do People in China Really Feel About Hong Kong? It’s Complicated.
Not everyone in China believes the state-run media.
August 30, 2019
The Megyn Kelly Syndrome Strikes Bret Stephens
columnist is just the latest example of a right-winger who flounders outside his ideological bubble.
August 6, 2019
What Netflix’s ‘Great Hack’ Gets Wrong About Cambridge Analytica
The British consulting firm didn’t steal the 2016 election, and it couldn’t have if it tried.
Micah L. Sifry
July 18, 2019
Should We Have a Right to Troll Politicians on Twitter?
The courts say we do, but I’m not so sure.
July 17, 2019
Racism Is Not a Winning Issue for Trump
Pundits think Trump’s bigotry benefits him—but a united Democratic Party can easily win.
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July 17, 2019
The Republican Party Is Aggressively Repositioning Itself as the Party of Trump’s Racism
House Republicans could have rejected the president’s xenophobia. Instead, they went with it.
July 16, 2019
On Not Looking Away
All perpetrators ask is that we remain bystanders. But to combat complicity, we must confront tragedy.
June 28, 2019
Branding Fake Justice for Generation Z
Meet Brud, the secretive tech start-up here to outfit corporations with fashionable social causes—through elaborate CGI fiction.
June 18, 2019
I Funded My Own Twitter Troll With Taxpayer Dollars
A State Department-financed disinformation campaign targeted me for questioning US sanctions on Iran.
Tara Sepehri Far
November 20, 2018
Antitrust For The Many, Not The Few
Somebody needs to challenge Facebook’s outsized power over the media. It should be a cooperative association, not another unaccountable behemoth.