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On Edge
On Edge

Drinking More Because of the Insane News Cycle? You're Not Alone

"Headline distress disorder" is real—and it's making many of us self-prescribe alcohol.
Allie Volpe
12.4.17
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

Why Twitter Is the Best Social Media Platform for Disinformation

It is time for Twitter to confront bots, extremists, and hostile spies by owning up to its own values.
Thomas Rid
11.1.17
Facebook
Facebook

How Facebook Will Protect the 'Integrity' of Canada's Next Election

"We don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy."
Tracey Lindeman
10.19.17
direct democracy
direct democracy

Colorado Political Candidate Promises to Give His Seat to an App

What if elected representatives actually voted based on what their constituents wanted?
Louise Matsakis
10.16.17
Election Security
Election Security

Election Officials Still Haven’t Got Clearance to View Russian Hacking Info

It’s August, 2017, and chief election officers across the US still haven’t obtained security clearances.
Joseph Cox
8.3.17
bots
bots

The Same Twitter Bots That Helped Trump Tried to Sink Macron, Researcher Says

Emilio Ferrara analyzed pro-Trump bots during the 2016 election and found a link to anti-Macron bots in 2017.
Jordan Pearson
7.6.17
NSA Leak
NSA Leak

Suspected NSA Leaker Visited Senator's Office to 'Discuss Environmental Issues'

Reality Leigh Winner is accused of having leaked a top secret document to The Intercept.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.6.17
Opinion
Opinion

Young Iranians Are Demanding Internet Freedom This Election

Iran heads to the polls this week, and censorship is on everyone's mind.
Mahsa Alimardani
5.18.17
Trump
Trump

We Asked Women's March Protesters What Got Them Offline and on the Streets

"I feel like the reason Trump won is we didn't get out enough."
Avery L White and Catherine Trautwein
1.22.17
Trump
Trump

Report: Surveillance Court Pushed Back Against Spying on Trump

If an anonymous source is correct, the FBI was met with rare pushback when it decided to investigate Trump.
Jason Koebler
1.11.17
Sex
Sex

We Talked to a Professional Cuck About the 'Alt-Right'

Jimmy Broadway, who has played a cuckold in over 400 porn films, weighs in on the alt-right and what it’s like to get humiliated on camera.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.17
2016
2016

The Real Journalists Behind Facebook’s Push to Stop Fake News

Organizations like Politifact and Snopes will help verify stories as they're shared.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.16.16