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11 experts explain how our digital world is fuelling polarization

Tech companies built social media networks to connect us and search engines to give us better information about the world, yet Americans are becoming more divided than ever. The tech industry isn’t entirely to blame for polarization, but there are influential economic, psychological, technological, and political forces that explain why […]
11 experts explain how our digital world is fuelling polarization
Tech

One of the internet’s oldest fact-checking organisations is overwhelmed by coronavirus misinformation — and it could have deadly consequences

Misinformation regarding the coronavirus has proliferated online amid the outbreak, to the extent the World Health Organisation has declared a news “infodemic.” One of the internet’s oldest fact-checking organisations,Snopes, has seen a 50% uptick in traffic in the last 30 days as people rush to find the truth behind coronavirus-related […]
One of the internet’s oldest fact-checking organisations is overwhelmed by coronavirus misinformation — and it could have deadly consequences
Lifestyle

COVIDIOT: The latest slang people are using to describe spring breakers, toilet-paper hoarders, and politicians during the coronavirus pandemic

COVIDIOT is the latest trending slang term during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Ben Cost for the New York Post. Urban Dictionary defines a COVIDIOT as “someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety.” Other Urban Dictionary entries point to those who don’t follow social distancing, like some […]
COVIDIOT: The latest slang people are using to describe spring breakers, toilet-paper hoarders, and politicians during the coronavirus pandemic
Tech

Charli D’Amelio has officially become the most followed creator on TikTok

Charli D’Amelio is now the most popular creator on TikTok, the viral video-sharing app where she has reached 41.4 million followers. D’Amelio, 15, is the definition of an overnight star: Since her first video went viral on the platform in July 2019, she’s appeared in a Super Bowl commercial, signed […]
Charli D’Amelio has officially become the most followed creator on TikTok
Tech

An old flash computer game is getting a 2nd life because of its eerie similarities to the coronavirus outbreak, and its website’s CEO says it has too much of an ‘educational value’ to shut it down

An old online game called Pandemic 2 has seen a massive spike in plays in 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. The strategy game allows users to create their own diseases, from symptoms to transmission techniques, with the goal to infect and wipe out the entire world’s population. The CEO of […]
An old flash computer game is getting a 2nd life because of its eerie similarities to the coronavirus outbreak, and its website’s CEO says it has too much of an ‘educational value’ to shut it down
Tech

People are flooding TikTok with memes and dark humour, as well as the precautions they’re taking, to fight the coronavirus outbreak — here are the best posts we’ve seen

Coronavirus has now resulted in more than 4,000 deaths and been reported in more than 118,000 people around the world as of Tuesday. As daily life is interrupted by the spread of COVID-19, teens have taken to TikTok to create coronavirus-related content. People are flooding TikTok with memes and dark […]
People are flooding TikTok with memes and dark humour, as well as the precautions they’re taking, to fight the coronavirus outbreak — here are the best posts we’ve seen
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