articles tagged: journalism
the six steps we can take to battle trolls, bots, and propaganda on the web
# tech

the six steps we can take to battle trolls, bots, and propaganda on the web

Trolls and bots are taking over social media by the millions. But we're not powerless. We can fight back with just a few easy steps.

social media and the monsters within
# tech

social media and the monsters within

Social media didn't change us for the worse, it merely enabled us to be as bad as we wanted to be and our lack of impulse control would allow.

how the fake news monster grows stronger
# tech

how the fake news monster grows stronger

If you thought fake news were bad, welcome to the hell that is fake fact checking.

when the world desperately needs an adult
# tech

when the world desperately needs an adult

Technology didn't build the post-truth world. We did. And we're the only ones capable of returning to reality.

you’ve heard of fake news, but how much do you know about fake science?
# science

you’ve heard of fake news, but how much do you know about fake science?

While pervasive, deceptive fake news seems to be a new phenomenon for the public, the science world has been trying to battle their version of it for years.

who fact checks the fact checkers?
# oddities

who fact checks the fact checkers?

The Daily Mail, an infamously fact-averse tabloid, decided to fire a preemptive shot against Snopes by smearing its founders and screaming bias.

seriously facebook, just quit the news biz
# tech

seriously facebook, just quit the news biz

Facebook can't fix its fake news problem because the damage is already done and mitigating it means jeopardizing its primary draw for users.

when pseudoskepticism meets religious snake oil
# science

when pseudoskepticism meets religious snake oil

Skeptico might sound like a skeptical blog, but as demonstrated by its approach to a profile of Dr. Eben Alexander, it's anything but.

no, technology isn’t ruining dating, redux
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no, technology isn’t ruining dating, redux

Nancy Jo Sales tackles Tinder and modern dating. Or rather she filled in some stereotypes and bad science into an article she was planning to write all along.

yes, sometimes it’s good to write for free
# tech

yes, sometimes it’s good to write for free

Sometimes, when all you can get for your writing is exposure, the market is trying to tell you something you'd be foolish to ignore.

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