“This is much deeper than just ‘let’s figure out how we can get both sides to get along.’”
Thinking as a group and going along with the loudest voices can feel easy and even natural. But to make real positive change in our world, it’s important to hear all voices and question the perceived majority.
Social media isn’t the majority – it’s the vocal fringe.
Some of these trends may be due, in part, to the lockdown.
Unstable politics and virtue signaling are responsible for creating bureaucratic nightmares.
Political partisanship might be a treatable condition.
Without the now-obscure land investment affair, Georgia might have been a "super state."
New research sheds light on the indoctrination process of radical extremist groups.
People often divide the world into "us" and "them" then forget about everybody else.
The public sphere should be open to conflict.
For some philosophers, hope is a second-rate way of relating to reality.
The independent news collective is teaching a new generation of journalists and citizens to spot the stories in plain sight.
For democracy to prosper in the long term, we need more people to reach higher levels of education.
How different people react to threats of violence.
Surprising as it may seem, we are all very good at denial. Negation, however, is a different phenomena.
The opening lines of Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News lay bare the culture of denial in the US.
"Deepfakes" and "cheap fakes" are becoming strikingly convincing — even ones generated on freely available apps.
Science doesn't exist in a cultural and existential vacuum and its teaching shouldn't either.
The platform experiments with letting users decide what content needs flagging.
Dr. Eric Lander is a pioneer in genomics. What role will he play in the new administration?