Issie Lapowsky

Wired

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Issie Lapowsky is a senior writer for Wired, covering politics and national affairs.

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After a series of scandals, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he wants to turn Facebook into a simpler platform that’s focused on privacy above all else.

Facebook to prioritize privacy, will encrypt messages

After a series of scandals, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he wants to turn Facebook into a simpler platform that’s focused on privacy above all else.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Facebook and Google are taking heat for Russian influence in last year’s U.S. election. They claim they’re slowing the spread of fake news.

Russians again?

Facebook and Google are taking heat for Russian influence in last year’s U.S. election. They claim they’re slowing the spread of fake news.

from To the Point

When Twitter, Facebook, and Google visited Capitol Hill this week, they got a barrage of criticism from Republicans and Democrats, who accused them of allowing fake news and…

Russian trolls and American thinking

When Twitter, Facebook, and Google visited Capitol Hill this week, they got a barrage of criticism from Republicans and Democrats, who accused them of allowing fake news and…

from To the Point

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Los Angeles erupted when news broke that the presidential race had been called for Joe Biden. Fireworks went off in Echo Park.

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