The most-shared tweets made by Russian trolls that Twitter scrubbed from the internet

This morning, NBC News published a database of 200,000 tweets that it says Twitter has tied to a campaign by a Russia-linked propaganda group called the Internet Research Association. The tweets were intended to disrupt the United States’ presidential election, according to the report. Twitter has scrubbed the tweets from its site, and most are not backed up by organizations …

Retour des djihadistes : au Danemark, réintégration plutôt que répression

Quelle place pour les djihadistes revenant de Syrie dans nos sociétés ? Si la France mise plutôt la répression – la plupart des djihadistes français revenus sont placés en détention provisoire –, le Danemark fait le pari de la réintégration : tuteurs spécialement formés, aide pour trouver un travail, un logement, suivi psychologique et médical… Et les résultats sont bons. Interview avec …

What it’s like to have a baby in a country that actually cares about new moms

As any new mom can tell you, having a baby is no walk in the park. Beyond the physical toll of giving birth and the way newborns seriously mess with our need for sleep, new parents have to navigate a mental minefield. When you’re suddenly responsible for a tiny, fragile, helpless human being, everything is upended—from your relationships and career …

Talk is cheap: the myth of the focus group

In the early 1950s, the Betty Crocker company had a problem: American housewives liked the idea of cake mix, but they weren’t actually buying it. And so the company approached Ernest Dichter, a Viennese psychologist who had pioneered a new kind of market research, and asked him to find out why. At the same time, the relatively new processed-food industry …

Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires | Bernie Sanders

Inequality Opinion Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires Bernie Sanders If we stand together against powerful special interests we can eliminate poverty, increase life expectancy and tackle climate change Contact author   @SenSanders   Sun 14 Jan 2018 19.33 GMT Last modified on Mon 15 Jan 2018 02.52 GMT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email View more sharing …

Dear Alexa, who‘s in charge of my life, me or you? | Rhik Samadder

Technology What’s the matter with Rhik Samadder? Alexa, who’s in charge of my life – me or you? Rhik Samadder In the first of a new weekly column, Rhik Samadder reveals the horrific truth about his Amazon Echo, as well as his David Bowie and Kodak moments Contact author @whatsamadder Mon 15 Jan 2018 06.45 GMT Share on Facebook Share on …

The City Taking the Commons to Heart

The Belgian city of Ghent plays host to a broad range of projects and initiatives around the commons. But it has yet to adopt a model which really places a commons-focused approach and logic at the core of its institutions and processes. Recent work undertaken by experts on the commons provides a roadmap for the city to re-imagine and reconfigure …

Millenials are screwed !

Like everyone in my generation, I am finding it increasingly difficult not to be scared about the future and angry about the past.

Productivity is dangerous

My personal rule is that if you aren’t quite certain that a certain action will be good for you and the world, you shouldn’t do it. Do nothing, which is likely to be pleasant and unlikely to hurt anyone. Few atrocities have been committed by people lying in bed, whereas the urge to Do Something has led to serious catastrophe. …