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‘It was too easy’: How a spy from the Ram Ranch resistance infiltrated and seized anti-vax trucker chat rooms

Teagan McLean said it took him five days to take over.

On Feb 14, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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Why Kyrie Irving suddenly supercharged the NBA’s anti-vax movement

The social media black hole is having real-world consequences.

On Oct 4, 2021 by Kahron Spearman

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Why facial recognition thermometers are raising privacy concerns during the pandemic

Privacy concerns have been raised as the tools have become more common during the pandemic.

On Nov 29, 2020 by Libby Cohen

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Why the sequel to a massive coronavirus conspiracy movie completely flopped

The reach wasn't the same time around.

On Aug 19, 2020 by Mike Rothschild

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The future of booze: Can bars use Instagram to survive?

At the whim of state regulations, Texas bars are getting creative.

On Aug 14, 2020 by Trinady Joslin

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The future of booze: Activists are pushing for a future without drunk driving. Here’s the blueprint

'It clearly needs to be mandated.'

On Aug 13, 2020 by Chad Lyle

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The future of booze: Can this alcohol delivery app keep up the momentum?

As the coronavirus took over, apps like Drizly took off.

On Aug 12, 2020 by Chad Lyle

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The future of booze: How alcoholics are dealing with quarantine

Stress and isolation, both common during quarantine, are factors that can increase substance abuse.

On Aug 11, 2020 by Trinady Joslin

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Where the loved ones of COVID-19 victims still gather in groups to grieve

Without funerals, people are turning to Facebook to mourn coronavirus victims

On Aug 4, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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Meet the Instagram cartoonist and activist highlighting sex and homelessness mid-pandemic

This unlikely duo is flipping the switch on what it means to be unhoused amid the pandemic.

On Jul 31, 2020 by Nayomi Reghay

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The FCC’s coronavirus pledge just ended, but the pandemic hasn’t. What happens next?

Congress seems to be taking notice of the digital divide in light of the pandemic.

On Jul 3, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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These racist memes say coronavirus masks will lead to burqas

No, the pandemic is not an Islamic conspiracy.

On Jun 29, 2020 by Samira Sadeque

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How coronavirus led to the international George Floyd protests

The pandemic’s silver lining? A pent-up nation more dialed into racial injustice.

On Jun 15, 2020 by Brianna Holt


This college student is trying help get more of her peers online during coronavirus

She's launched a program that's giving devices to those in need.

On Jun 6, 2020 by Libby Cohen

FCC Keep Americans Connected

Read the heartbreaking complaints Americans sent the FCC after their internet was shut off

Hundreds of companies signed onto a pledge not to cut off service. But customer complaints show it's happened.

On Jun 5, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich