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Mark Zuckerberg at South by Southwest in 2008.

This week — life as an investigative reporter covering the War on Terror, David Remnick on Donald Trump, unforeseen changes in the Arctic, and the criminal networks behind rhino poaching. 
If you only read one thing — an early investor’s perspective on Facebook is worth the time.


How to Fix Facebook — Before It Fixes Us // Washington Monthly // Society

This piece has been doing the rounds in technology circles because of the unique profile of its author — a Facebook investor and mentor to Mark Zuckerberg. Having observed Facebook’s impact on US Elections and the UK EU Referendum, he issues a clarion call for reform.

The Biggest Secret // The Intercept // Society

The author relates his experience as a New York Times investigative reporter covering the War on Terror, and outlines the pressure that journalists come under from governments to censor stories and reveal sources.

The Arctic Dilemma // The Washington Post // Science

A piece documenting the opening up of Arctic sea routes, taking place as an unintended consequence of scientific exploration investigating the impact of climate change.

The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump // The New Yorker // Politics

New Yorker Editor David Remnick’s piece on Donald Trump starts with a reference to the infamous Roman Emperor Nero and goes from there.

The strange figures behind a secret trade // BBC // Crime

McMafia author Misha Glenny digs into the sophisticated organised crime networks behind the rhino poaching trade.


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