What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right

Een moeder in The Washingtonian: I began to see how white supremacists have been benefiting from what the writer Carole Cadwalladr has called the “circular knowledge economy”—how search algorithms feed an internet so ravenous for content that facts are optional. But worse, I discovered how expertly extremists have leveraged the web to prey on young […]

How CNN’s Town Hall Industrial Complex Is Shaping The 2020 Race

Claire Malone van FiveThirtyEight: As a political journalist, I’ve realized an unfortunate, stomach-dropping thing: An awful lot of what we cover is pseudo-events. Political conventions, speeches, candidates buying doughnuts in New Hampshire in front of 15 television cameras and five confused bystanders: It’s all manufactured.

Le Cannonier: de Bermudadriehoek van Operatie Propere Handen

Jeroen Denaeghel in Humo: Mijn voorspelling: er zullen een pak onfrisse liaisons tussen Veljkovic en voetbalbobo’s boven water komen, maar er zal geen spaander van het matchfixingverhaal overeind blijven. In die bewuste weken van maart 2018 heeft Veljkovic zijn hand overspeeld. Hij mocht dan wel aan de bestuursleden van KV Mechelen beloven dat spelers en […]

Security lapse exposed a Chinese smart city surveillance system

Techcrunch: “The weaponization and abuse of A.I. is a very real threat to the privacy and security of every individual,” said Wethington. “We should carefully look at how this technology is already being abused by other countries and businesses before permitting them to be deployed here.”

Burger King plans to roll out Impossible Whopper across the United States

CNN: On April 1, Burger King started testing the vegetarian burger, using a plant-based patty from Impossible Foods. The test took place in St. Louis and “went exceedingly well,” a spokesperson for Restaurant Brands International (QSR), Burger King’s parent company, said. The spokesperson added that the sales of the Impossible Whopper are complementary to the […]

“Game of Thrones” offers a perfect metaphor for understanding climate change

George R.R. Martin, de schrijver zelf: It’s kind of ironic because I started writing “Game of Thrones” all the way back in 1991, long before anybody was talking about climate change. But there is — in a very broad sense — there’s a certain parallel there. And the people in Westeros are fighting their individual […]