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Staying in touch with other entrepreneurs via video calls during COVID-19 builds a sense of community among startup founders, research has shown. (Chris Montgomery/Unsplash)

Startup founders help each other weather the COVID-19 crisis

How are startup entrepreneurs getting through the COVID-19 pandemic? Talking to each other to offer tips, expertise and a sympathetic ear is helpful, according to an ongoing study.
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Russian disinformation in the time of Covid-19

The Covid-19 epidemic has given rise to an avalanche of fake news, and accounts managed by Russian interests lead the way. How does this misinformation work, and what are its aims?
Quaranteams offer a way to limit the risk of infection while also maintaining social contacts and mental health. Oqvector / iStock Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

Quarantine bubbles – when done right – limit coronavirus risk and help fight loneliness

People are turning to quarantine bubbles as a way to see friends and family while limiting the risk from the coronavirus. Research shows that this can work, but it's not easy to be in a quaranteam.
The icon of Houseparty, a “user-friendly” application that rose in popularity during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Debate: Smile, you’re under surveillance!

In the current health crisis, authorities use our need for security and private firms our desire for entertainment to encourage us to give up our civil rights.
More and more employees are using digital tools to acquire new professional skills. Shutterstock

Digital technology and the rise of new informal learning methods

As new ways of working have spread throughout the workplace, a culture of lifelong learning is competing with the traditional practice of on-the-job training.
Many of us are connected some way, somehow. Arthimedes/Shutterstock.com

Our world is getting smaller

Social networks connecting us through kinship and friendship are often small. This can often lead to surprising points of connection between two people who do not know each other.
We could see even sharper divisions in society in the future if support for racism spreads online. Markus Spiske/Unsplash

Racism in a networked world: how groups and individuals spread racist hate online

Both organised groups and unaffiliated individuals spread racist hate online, but they use different channels, have different goals and use different strategies to achieve them.

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