Adrian Chen

freelance journalist

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Freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Wired, New Yorker magazine, and the New York Times, he’s also a contributing editor for the New Inquiry

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Details of a chemical disaster and an Ebola epidemic were just some of the alarming reports that turned up last year on American social media and news sites — all part of a highly…

Russian "Trolls" Wreak Havoc All around the Internet

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