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Andrew Tate’s use of social media might make his messaging sound novel, but in reality, it is the same anti-woman rhetoric of past misogynists. (Vimeo/FreeTopG)

Social media misogyny: The new way Andrew Tate brought us the same old hate

Online personalities like Andrew Tate are using social media to amplify their misogynist and anti-woman rhetoric. Social media companies deplatforming them can cut them off from followers and revenue.
The Uber model hinders any possibility of drivers acting collectively and generates significant cognitive dissonance among them. (Shutterstock)

Why Uber drivers aren’t unionizing in Québec

When it comes to dealing with Uber’s difficult working conditions, Uber drivers are on their own.
The increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in public decision making is raising critical issues around fairness and human rights. Getty Images

Artificial intelligence carries a huge upside. But potential harms need to be managed

The increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in public decision making is raising critical issues around fairness and human rights.
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Algorithms can decide your marks, your work prospects and your financial security. How do you know they’re fair?

A UK controversy about school leavers’ marks shows algorithms can get things wrong. To ensure algorithms are as fair as possible, how they work and the trade-offs involved must be made clear.

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