Living in a “fake” world

Automated social media accounts called “bots” are capable of posting content or interacting with other users with no direct human involvement. They can play a valuable part in the social media ecosystem, answering questions in real time or providing updates about news stories or events. But they can also be used to alter perceptions of political discourse on social media, spread misinformation, or manipulate online rating and review systems.

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Universal Health Insurance at center of 2020 Presidential Campaign

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, in conjunction with fellow US Representative Pramila Jayapal from the Seattle area, and 100 other co-sponsors introduced Medicare-for-All (H.R. 1384). In addition to the House bill, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has also introduced substantive single-payer legislation in the U.S. (Senate S. 1129). Both the House and Senate versions of the bill would provide health insurance for all Americans.

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Recognizing “Environment Injustice” on Earth Day

As we hail our once pristine planet, it’s important to note that damage to its environment—to its waterways, air, and land—takes its worse toll on the poorest people.  As Niranjan Dev Bharadwaj writes, “ Soil erosion, land degradation and deforestation lead to a decline in food production along with a shortage of wood for fuel contribute to inflation.”

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