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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
How one company spent between $1.2M and $4.6M over five months to get 45M+ impressions on Facebook political issue ads, without saying who's paying for the ads   —  Over just two weeks in September, a limited-liability company calling itself News for Democracy spent almost $400,000 …
Oct 18, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Users say harassment is rampant on Instagram, and some employees say efforts to stem it are not funded well or prioritized   —  When Brandon Farbstein first joined Instagram in 2014, he was 14 and optimistic.  Farbstein was born with a rare form of dwarfism, and he wanted to use …
Oct 16, 2018, 5:15 AMIn context
Michael Joseph Gross / The Atlantic:
Inside DARPA's neurotechnology research program for healing and enhancement of the human body and mind through neural implants and brain-machine interfaces   —  I. Who Could Object?  —  “Tonight I would like to share with you an idea that I am extremely passionate about,” the young man said.
Oct 14, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How teens are using Instagram to bully each other, including making dedicated hate accounts, sometimes with a mass audience, and how Instagram is addressing it   —  No app is more integral to teens' social lives than Instagram.  While Millennials relied on Facebook to navigate high school and college …
Oct 10, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
A look at ChuChu TV, the Chennai-based YouTube channel for kids with 19B+ views and 29M subscribers, through a historical lens of how kids' TV evolved in the US   —  ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story.
Oct 6, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Brian Merchant / The Atlantic:
Around a dozen programmers share anecdotes about automating at least part of their IT jobs and why they are afraid of sharing automation code with employers   —  In 2016, an anonymous confession appeared on Reddit: “From around six years ago up until now, I have done nothing at work.”
Oct 3, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Mobs in India may have received inflammatory messages on WhatsApp, but the mob violence came from long-standing cultural divisions and governmental failures   —  In Indian state after Indian state, this spring and summer, the stories of communal violence bore an eerie similarity.
Sep 26, 2018, 1:20 AMIn context
Sigal Samuel / The Atlantic:
How citizen journalists and scholars are using the internet to find Uighur internment and “reeducation” camps and expose the persecution of minorities in China   —  The country is using high-tech methods of repression, but even the simplest tech may be enough to expose it.
Sep 16, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
California law, mandating cannabis-delivery drivers to be classified as employees, shows the real-world effects of changes in gig-economy worker classification   —  Ever since the emergence of companies like Uber and Lyft, businesses and labor advocates have engaged in an endless …
Sep 16, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
Fiverr and other freelancing sites have broadened employment opportunities for workers, but endless competition has led to lower wages and little stability   —  You can buy almost any thing you want online—toothpaste, books, plastic devices that allow you to lick your cat.
Sep 2, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context

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