Hugo Mercier

Research scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research

Research scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research and author of Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe

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Bernie Sanders exited the Democratic primary and Joe Biden became the presumptive nominee.

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Bernie Sanders exited the Democratic primary and Joe Biden became the presumptive nominee.

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If you live in California and care at all about a sudden change of leadership in this state, you’ll want to vote in the 2021 recall election.

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