World

Threads Takes on Twitter

To many users, Twitter had become like a bad boyfriend. Under Elon Musk, the platform could be unreliable and unfiltered. Some users called it toxic. They encouraged their followers to get off the platform in protest of Musk’s leadership, including his algorithm changes and decision to reinstate Donald Trump’s account. Other tech companies, like Substack,

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Business

With Climate Panel as a Beacon, Global Group Takes on Misinformation

Two years ago, at a virtual gathering organized by the Nobel Foundation, Sheldon Himelfarb outlined the idea that the world’s leading scholars should join forces to study misinformation the way that scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change documented the global effect of carbon emissions. That new group gathered for its official introduction in

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Health

A Psychedelics Pioneer Takes the Ultimate Trip

As the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, Dr. Roland Griffiths has been a pioneer in investigating the ways in which psychedelics can help treat depression, addiction and, in patients with a life-threatening cancer diagnosis, psychological distress. He has also looked at how the use of psychedelics can produce

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Business

E.U. Takes Purpose at Social Media’s Harms With Landmark New Regulation

The European Union was nearing a deal on Friday on landmark laws that may drive Fb, YouTube and different web providers to fight misinformation, disclose how their providers amplify divisive content material and cease focusing on on-line adverts primarily based on an individual’s ethnicity, faith or sexual orientation. The regulation, known as the Digital Companies

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Business

Crime Stoppers of Houston Takes a Partisan Flip

HOUSTON — “Anybody with data is urged to name Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.” That message, together with the promise of a reward, has appeared for many years on the finish of reports studies about shootings, stabbings or felony mayhem within the nation’s fourth-largest metropolis. However lately, Crime Stoppers of Houston has been blasting out a

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