An Audit Slams Facebook as a Home for Misinformation and Hate

An Audit Slams Facebook as a Home for Misinformation and Hate

Civil rights leaders who instigated an unprecedented ad boycott of Facebook renewed criticism of the social media company for tolerating hate speech, misinformation, and harassment. In a meeting with Facebook executives on Tuesday, and a civil rights “audit” released Wednesday, activists demanded the company act more forcefully against specific posts, and change its management structure…

Is It Game Streaming’s Turn For a Labor Revolution?

Is It Game Streaming’s Turn For a Labor Revolution?

The moment when Leckakay learned that Microsoft was shutting down Mixer, her streaming platform, she was live on camera. “Oh my god, go look at fucking Twitter,” said one of the women she was streaming with. “What are we looking at?” asked Leckakay, scrolling through her feeds. Once she found the official Mixer account’s latest…

The Best Veterinary Telemedicine Services for Your Pet (2020)

The Best Veterinary Telemedicine Services for Your Pet (2020)

No matter what kind of pet you have—cat, dog, horse, or hamster—veterinary telemedicine services are a great way to potentially diagnose and deal with problems that don’t warrant an emergency visit to your local vet. The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders have made these teleservices all the more vital.With veterinary telemedicine, you talk…

Citizen Science Projects Offer a Model for Coronavirus Apps

Citizen Science Projects Offer a Model for Coronavirus Apps

There is a rising concern among Americans about the use and sale of their personal data: for law enforcement purposes, for determining their credit worthiness, and, of course, for advertising. While technology companies have argued that this data collection works to users’ advantage because it makes the content they see more “relevant,” recent research from…

The Media Monsters in the National Dialog

The Media Monsters in the National Dialog

Probably the most pressing question in the world right now—that nobody, much to their detriment, is asking—is this: How do you spell dialog?There are two ways—just like that, or with the silent, French-derived -ue termination. British writers, being posh, favour the extra flavour of dialogue. The blunter dialog, meanwhile, is more common among heretical, phonetical…