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Communication Issues

If Facebook Actually Wants to Be Transparent, It Should Talk to Journalists

A Facebook executive has been complaining about negative press coverage, yet the company declines to engage with journalists.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.10.17
Mech Warriors
Mech Warriors

We Finally Know When the Giant Robot Duel Between the US and Japan Will Take Place

The battle will take place in August 2017, over two years after the PR-savvy US robotics company Megabots issued its challenge to Japanese company Suidobashi, according to a new video.
Carl Franzen
4.5.17
McDonald's
McDonald's

McDonald's Offers Activity-Tracking Wearables with Their 500 Calorie Happy Meals

An 8-year-old would need to walk about five hours to burn off a Happy Meal.
Madison Margolin
8.17.16
News
News

Why Is Kim Dotcom Still Saying He Invented Two-Factor Authentication?

Dotcom is promoting an upcoming service, which by all accounts appears to be something about monetizing torrenting with micropayments of bitcoin
Jordan Pearson
8.9.16
YouTube
YouTube

We Talked to the Former Sumo Wrestler Who Joined the Oregon Militia Occupation

Are the occupation’s viral videos a fluke or part of a strategy?
Jordan Pearson
2.1.16
short circuit
short circuit

Amazon Tries to Discredit Ex-Employees Who Said Working at Amazon Sucks

Amazon wonders aloud whether the ex-employee had an "axe to grind."
Clinton Nguyen
10.19.15
News
News

The Canadian Government Paid $1M for Research to Promote the Tar Sands

Newly declassified documents reveal the scope of the government’s full court press on the oil sands.
Jordan Pearson
8.12.15
Canada
Canada

The Program Big Oil's PR Firm Uses to 'Convert Average Citizens'

Edelman runs software called the Grassroots Multiplier that it claims can "convert average citizens" into pro-oil "true champions."
Brian Merchant
11.18.14
Culture
Culture

Silicon Valley's Newest Dating App Is 'Tinder Without the Poor People'

“With the rise of high-speed digital dating, it’s about time somebody introduced a filter to weed out low-income prospects by neighborhood,” said the CEO of LUXY.
Brian Merchant
9.29.14
Features
Features

The World's Biggest PR Firm Is In Denial About Its Climate Change Denial

It's not every day that the CEO of the world's biggest PR company calls you up to deny that his firm denies climate change.
Brian Merchant
8.12.14
power
power

How the World's Biggest PR Firm Helps Promote Climate Change Denial

Edelman uses TV ads, astroturf groups, and slick websites to promote climate change denial around the globe.
Brian Merchant
8.5.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

How the AEC Sold America on Building with Nuclear Bombs

The absurd simplicity of the whole idea — Fuck shovels and dynamite, let’s use nukes — hearkens back to the techno-optimism of the 50s.
Derek Mead
11.2.12