Caleb Cain was a college dropout looking for direction. He turned to YouTube, where he was pulled into a world filled with conspiracy theories, misogyny and racism.
Alex Howard"researchers say YouTube has inadvertently created a dangerous on-ramp to extremism by combining…a business model that rewards provocative videos with exposure & ad $, & an algorithm that guides users down…paths meant to keep them glued to their screens"
Open Payments discloses industry payments to doctors. It may incur distrust in doctors, even those who have never taken a dime from drug/device companies.
Alex HowardThe public isn't finding this data about physicians' conflicts of interest:
But we should!
Please make #opendata of industry payments to doctors find the public, whereever we make medical decisions online. Engage doctors & tech companies!
<p>When a president speaks, what he says is, by journalistic norms, inherently newsworthy. But when a president lies—on social media, at press conferences, and in speeches—news organizations have to reconsider old rules that instruct us to print (or...
We need to upgrade the supply of journalism, but we also
need to upgrade ourselves, at scale.
People need to understand how news works, how to share with integrity, how to be skeptical. We need to increase news fluency.
David Sirota had been working unofficially for Sanders while savaging the other Democratic candidates on Twitter.
Alex HowardIf you're advising a political candidate & writing speeches, it's unethical to cover their campaigns or their opponents as a journalist. Disclosure is insufficient; a reporter should recuse from the entire beat with that level of conflict.
Background: The hypothesized link between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism continues to cause concern and challenge vaccine uptake. Objective: To evaluate whether the MMR vaccine increases the risk for autism in children,...
To celebrate 60 years of NASA, the Google Arts & Culture Lab explored NASA's archive of 127,000 historic images stretching back to 1915, and analyzed them using machine learning - bringing surprising and interactive results.