Let’s take all election debates to radio

The first presidential debates were also broadcast live for the first time in 1960 between Nixon and Kennedy.

Radio and…


A taxonomy of information warfare


We now live in a reality that prizes emotion over reason and images over words

Illustration: Jessica Siao


So what does that mean for democracy?

Photo by Elijah O’Donell on Unsplash


The moderate Iranian president asserts himself evermore as the next Supreme Leader. Can he survive the unlikely alliance of Iran and US hardliners?


The Lovers (1928), by Rene Magritte

Consumption of news has become a social performance for the first time in history—and it only helps spread of disinformation



Persian calligraphy by Mohamad Ehsaie

Decline of text in favour of videos means more Trumps and Berlusconis around the world. How can we save our democracies?


Facebook has created billions of comfort cocoons

How to rethink algorithms to produce more diversity?


Illustration via Max Fleishman

Their accounts are shut down, but ISIS still benefits from Facebook

Hossein Derakhshan

Researcher at Harvard's Shorenstein and MIT Media Lab. Spent 6 years in prison over blogging in Iran till 2014. hoder at hoder dot com

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