Before & After I Became a Social Justice Vampire

This piece is about the vampires many of us became in our quest for the mountaintop, but it’s also about another world beyond that landscape, where our utopian visions might actually still be grown.

Opinion: Facebook may have violated your privacy, but has it also damaged your health?

Facebook is in crisis following allegations that the company allowed a data-analysis firm linked to the Trump campaign to get private information on 50 million Americans before the 2016 elections. But this may be just the beginning of a wider public backlash against Facebook and many other big tech firms. In coming months, you will probably…

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Pope Francis picks ‘fake news’ as theme of upcoming address

Pope Francis plans to address the “fake news” phenomenon early next year, His Holiness announced Friday. “I have chosen this theme for World Communications Day 2018: ‘The truth will set you free’ (Jn:32). Fake news and journalism for peace,” the pope tweeted. Specifically he’ll set his sights on “baseless information that contributes to generating and nurturing a strong polarization of opinions…

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US government drops effort to unmask anti-Trump Twitter account

Attempt to reveal identity behind an account criticizing Trump’s immigration policy sparked an outcry from free speech advocates and a lawsuit from Twitter