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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.

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