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Twitter is considering warning users when politicians post misleading tweets

Twitter is experimenting with labeling lies and misinformation posted by politicians and public figures. | Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Leaked design plans reveal that the company is thinking about putting bright red and orange labels on false tweets by politicians and public figures. Twitter is experimenting with putting bright orange and red labels […]

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The rise of meatless meat, explained

A Beyond Burger at a fast food restaurant in Berlin, Germany. | Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images 9 questions about meat alternatives you were too embarrassed to ask. The last year has been an extraordinary one for a niche industry: alternative meats. It started last spring. Impossible Foods announced partnerships with Burger King, Qdoba, and […]

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Mike Bloomberg tweeted a doctored debate video. Is it political spin or disinformation?

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is shown on a screen during a Democratic debate watch party at the candidate’s field office on February 19, 2020. | Jeenah Moon/Getty Images “This video is deceptive and misleading,” an expert told Vox. Following his lackluster performance in Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate, former New York Mayor Mike […]

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Why the US ambassador to Germany is now also the new acting head of US intelligence

Richard Grenell with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in Munich, Germany, earlier this month. | Johannes Simon/Getty Images Oh, and he’s the special envoy in Kosovo-Serbia talks, too. President Donald Trump on Wednesday named current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as the new acting director of national intelligence, a move that caught many […]

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Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg delivers remarks during a campaign rally on February 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Billionaire and former Mayor Mike Bloomberg has joined the Democratic presidential race. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg joined the 2020 Democratic race in November 2019, aiming to challenge President Donald Trump. […]

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Burnt radio stations and 18-month newsprint blockades: Inside the slow culling of Nicaragua’s free press

In January 2019, La Prensa ran a front page totally blank — except for the question, “Have you imagined living without information?” — in protest against the refusal by the General Directorate of Customs (DGA) to hand over paper and ink imported by the paper. | Inti Ocon/AFP via Getty Images Why President Ortega’s latest move […]

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The big business of BTS, the K-pop band that’s changed music

BTS will release their seventh studio album Map of the Soul: 7 on February 21, which has already received more than 3 million preorders. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images The Bangtan Boys’ brand is built on authenticity and an emotional connection with millions of fans. In one photo for their upcoming album, Map of the Soul: […]

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Protesters at the Nevada Democratic debate were immigrant rights activists

Joe Biden’s closing remarks were interrupted by immigration rights activists (not pictured) during the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 19, 2020. | Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images Protesters from RAICES interrupted Joe Biden’s closing remarks with chants about “kids in cages.” Protesters from RAICES, a prominent immigrant rights group, interrupted former Vice […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s evisceration of Mike Bloomberg should make Donald Trump nervous

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is shown on a screen during a debate watch party at the Brooklyn field office of Mike Bloomberg’s campaign on February 19, 2020. | Jeenah Moon/Getty Images Bloomberg is proof that billionaires are right to worry about Warren. Turns out Mike Bloomberg is exactly what Elizabeth Warren needed to break through in […]

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Mike Bloomberg is a disaster

MIke Bloomberg at the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 19, 2020. | Mario Tama/Getty Images He’s bad at politics and running scared from his own record. Not only has Mike Bloomberg spent a lot of money on buying TV airtime, the ads his team has made for him are generally really good. […]

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