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editor-in-chief of Semafor

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Editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed.

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Social media sites like X and Telegram are testing the limits of unmoderated content about violence in Israel and Gaza. How to separate false info from facts?

Fake content floods social media in Hamas-Israel conflict

Social media sites like X and Telegram are testing the limits of unmoderated content about violence in Israel and Gaza. How to separate false info from facts?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launches his long-expected presidential campaign on Twitter alongside Elon Musk. The move signals a shift in the conservative media landscape.

What DeSantis’ presidential campaign launch on Twitter means for GOP media

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launches his long-expected presidential campaign on Twitter alongside Elon Musk. The move signals a shift in the conservative media landscape.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Politicians from all sides are looking a lot more critically at Silicon Valley. Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon are now thought of as too big and getting away with too much.

Washington v. Silicon Valley: Have tech companies gotten too big?

Politicians from all sides are looking a lot more critically at Silicon Valley. Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon are now thought of as too big and getting away with too much.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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