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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
IDEAS | Bryan Schonfeld and Sam Winter-Levy
Algorithms may never really figure us out — thank goodness
Life turns out to be messier than computerized decision-making systems usually can account for.
IDEAS | Albert Fox Cahn and Naz Akyol
The TikTok backlash is hypocritical
It's true that the Chinese social media app is invasive. But so are Facebook and several other domestic social media services.
Urban demonstrations are a triumph of the city
Public space, with its inevitable social collisions, is a much-needed arena for society to come together.
Hard lessons on remote learning in Worcester
Education for thousands of the city's students was set back by problems in distributing laptops and in outreach.
IDEAS | BRIAN BERGSTEIN
Mars needs a constitutional convention
A Q&A with astrobiologist Charles Cockell, who investigates how to prevent settlements in space from becoming breeding grounds for tyranny.
Facebook and the economics of decency
Recently, advertisers have begun to boycott Facebook. After pleas from civil rights groups including the NAACP, brands began to desert the platform.
IDEAS | MIGNON CLYBURN AND JON SALLET
Make broadband far more affordable
Boosting the subsidies that help people get online would expand access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
IDEAS | IYAD RAHWAN AND WILLIAM POWERS
We can make surveillance work for us
Technologies that threaten our autonomy also offer opportunities to build a more humane world. We need a new social compact to manage them.
Should Twitter censure presidential tweets?
Truth is impossible to regulate.
Trump hijacks the debate over Internet law
The foundational law governing social media could use an update. But that should come from careful consideration in Congress, not from a fit of pique in the Oval Office.