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While Facebook and Twitter get the scrutiny, Nextdoor is reshaping politics one neighborhood at a time

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The company’s campaign to encourage vaccination is fighting against the dynamics of its own platform.

Promotional art showing the Covid-19 Information Center on Facebook.

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Blockchain takes a substantial toll on the environment that experts are beginning to reckon with

Alpine Mining co-founder and CEO Ludovic Thomas works at the company’s main cryptocurrency mining site in the tiny southern Swiss village of Gondo. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

An industry veteran on why recent moves from the tech giants should be the impetus for a federal privacy law

Street view of New York City featuring a billboard that reads “DoubleClick Welcomes you to SILICON ALLEY.”
A large billboard for the online advertising agency DoubleClick stands on a rooftop at 22nd and Broadway in New York City. Photo: Erik Freeland/CORBIS SABA/Corbis via Getty Images

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Why the search giant can afford to kill the cookie

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‘Twitter description guy’ isn’t a guy. It’s Twitter’s curation team, and I talked to the woman who runs it.

Twitter’s director of curation, Joanna Geary. Photo courtesy of Joanna Geary

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How to bolster the media without breaking the internet

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Will Oremus

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