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The term ‘fake news’ is doing great harm | Joshua Habgood-Coote
Blogs
In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a command not to...
The ‘Mohamed Salah’ effect
Blogs
In a country with growing unemployment and political unrest, Salah is an icon...
What does GDPR mean for me? An explainer
Technology
Following years of data breaches and hacks and scandals about government and...
For Gaza’s peaceful protesters, power is all about perception | Leonie Fleischmann
Blogs
Despite the protests’ non-violent origins and goals, events unfolded...
Donald Trump backs out of Iran nuclear deal: now what?
Blogs
This isn’t about whether or not Iran has leeway to build a nuclear...
Why it’s so hard to #DeleteFacebook | S. Shyam Sundar
Blogs
As in all abusive relationships, users have a psychological dependence that...
Don’t quit Facebook, but don’t trust it, either
Blogs
Prof. Denise Anthony and Luke Stark • Facebook has grown from its origins...
Pope Francis won’t support women priests – Here’s what he could do
Blogs
Although Pope Francis is unlikely to allow women into the priesthood, it is...