As other social networks wage a very public war against misinformation, it’s thriving on Instagram.
The AtlanticInstagram is teeming with conspiracy theories, viral misinformation, and extremist memes, all daisy-chained together in a network of accounts with incredible algorithmic reach and millions of young followers, @taylorlorenz reports
Alexander Ionov, the founder of the NGO, called the Anti-Globalization Movement, began raising money for the suspected Russian agent through a fundraising website in 2018.
The AtlanticNew revelations about Maria Butina’s legal-defense fund in Russia shows that one of her backers has been trying to promote fringe separatist movements in the U.S. since before 2016, reports @NatashaBertrand
Strange things can happen when a business is based on millions of people flying around in $100 million metal boxes that can take a year to build.
The Atlantic"In many other industries, when a product has a flaw, there are often a range of workarounds. But, due to the peculiarities of the airline industry, this temporary ban could have far-reaching, hard-to-contain effects," writes @jpinsk.
David Sirota had been working unofficially for Sanders while savaging the other Democratic candidates on Twitter.
The AtlanticDavid Sirota had been working unofficially for Sanders while savaging the other Democratic candidates on Twitter, writes @isaacdovere. This, despite Sanders's pledge of civility toward other Democrats.
Her struggle with the issue suggests it won’t be easy to stop the consideration of race in admissions.
The Atlantic"O’Connor was all for the inclusion of different groups, but she wanted them to meld into one civic society, bound by shared values." Evan Thomas on Sandra Day O'Connor's struggle with affirmative action
As the Democratic Party shifts leftward, can primary voters look past the candidate's fiscal responsibility?
The Atlantic"The truth is that O’Rourke’s younger self was right on the merits. There really is a rock-solid egalitarian case for preventing old-age entitlements from gobbling up an ever-larger share of federal spending," argues @reihan
A long-overdue excavation of the book that Hitler called his “bible,” and the man who wrote it
The Atlantic"The concept of 'white genocide' may indeed seem like a fringe conspiracy theory...but the seed of Nazism’s ultimate objective was sown with striking success in the United States." Read @AdamSerwer's latest
“I think it’s different for parents. We have to protect our children. That’s our No. 1 calling in life, and that comes before everything.”
The AtlanticSome parents are removing their family from the church altogether; others are taking precautions to try and ensure their children won’t be made victims. @julieebeck and @ashleyfetters report
The Atlantic“We have to protect our children. That comes before everything.” “If I can raise holy sons and daughters, that’s going to help the Church.” Catholic parents spoke to @AshleyFetters and @julieebeck about how they’re grappling with the sexual-abuse crisis.
The Atlantic“Across the United States, the Catholic Church is losing members at a faster rate than any other religion, with more than six former Catholics for every recent convert as of 2015,” report @julieebeck and @AshleyFetters.
Top-tier universities are idea factories—but delude themselves into thinking that they identify the “best people.”
The Atlantic"Universities should not be embarrassed about the practice of admitting the children of generous alums or wealthy donors," argues @JohnFabianWitt. "Producing and disseminating knowledge is expensive."