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To Fight Fake News, Broaden Your Social Circle

To Fight Fake News, Broaden Your Social Circle

There’s reason for hope in the fight against fake news. The latest social science research suggests a path forward — and this story maps out how we can start pursuing that path today.

To Fix Fake News, Look to Yellow Journalism

To Fix Fake News, Look to Yellow Journalism

Think “fake news” is a new phenomenon? This piece for JSTOR Daily looks at the long tradition of lousy journalism — most notably, the “yellow journalism” phenomenon of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

How people feel about sharing a name online

How people feel about sharing a name online

Thanks to the Internet, more and more of us have digital doubles: people who share our name, and may often be confused with us. I try to keep track of all the other people out there named “Alexandra Samuel”, and yet I also feel vaguely uncomfortable with...
Kids’ Screen Time is a Feminist Issue

Kids’ Screen Time is a Feminist Issue

We love to second-guess moms who allow their kids too much screen time. But look back at the history of labour-saving innovations, and it’s clear we don’t like any invention that makes mothers’ lives easier.

A Robot By Any Other Name

A Robot By Any Other Name

What the research on artificial intelligence tells us about why and how we humanize the devices in our lives.