Month: December 2020

Why we’re posting about misinformation more than ever

There were more searches for terms like “misinformation” and “disinformation” in 2020 than in years past. | John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Neither the media nor fact-checkers controlled the online conversation surrounding “misinformation” this year. It was hard to avoid misinformation online in 2020. A pandemic and a polarized presidential election had the internet […]

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Join the Vox Book Club!

Zac Freeland/Vox Our pick for December 2020 and January 2021 are Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir. The Vox Book Club is linking to to support local and independent booksellers. Here’s how the Vox Book Club works: Every month, we pick a book. Throughout the month, we publish discussion posts containing thoughts and questions from […]

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The stimulus bill includes a “historic” provision to expand broadband internet access

A first-grade teacher tries to teach classes from her living room in San Francisco in March. During the pandemic, access to quality broadband internet has been essential for keeping kids learning. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Americans are struggling to pay for internet during the pandemic. The stimulus bill delivers much-needed help. Tucked inside the $900 […]

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The viral tweet about Trump refusing to give Biden his @POTUS followers is wrong, even if it is on-brand

President Trump speaks before signing an executive order targeting social media platforms for perceived anti-conservative bias. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images The confusion over what happens to Trump’s official White House Twitter accounts, briefly explained. When Joe Biden becomes president on January 20, his administration will gain control of the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse Twitter […]

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