Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams Flat Earthers

In a new video on his StarTalk YouTube channel, Neil deGrasse Tyson took on Flat Earthers — those who believe the Earth is flat — and blamed the conspiracy theory’s rise on “free speech” and a “failed educational system.” “We have video from space of the rotating spherical Earth. The Earth is round,” deGrasse Tyson…

Russia Didn’t Abuse Facebook–It Simply Used It As Intended

WHEN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT special counsel Robert Mueller announced criminal charges against Russian operatives for interfering with the 2016 presidential election, descriptions of how the Russians used modern communications technologies were all too familiar. Journalists referred to the ways in which Russia “manipulated social-media platforms,” and tech company executives like Facebook’s Rob Goldman decried “how the…