Without uttering a word, actor Chris Pratt found himself at the center of a Twitter firestorm.
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False premises, fear-based reasoning and mob thinking are baked into the platform, allowing misinformation to thrive.
The former Trump aide and others allegedly misused funds donated to build a border wall.
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A nonprofit law expert explains the federal case against the former Trump adviser.
Nigel Farage is due to make a return to Australia at this weekend’s CPAC event, alongside Tony Abbott, Raheem Kassam and other right-wing speakers.
The theme of the conference is 'protect the future', an allusion to the culture wars that conservatives are waging against the left. There are fears this could include alt-right messages of hate.
The French film School’s Out is a masterpiece.
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A flawless French film, a Macedonian parable and a documentary following alt-right strategist Steve Bannon are three of the stand out films from this year's festival.
Venezuelans carry buckets filled with water. A power outage that began on March 7 left much of the capital, Caracas, without electricity, running water or public transportation for days.
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Citing security concerns, the US is evacuating its embassy in Caracas, where President Maduro blames the US for a calamitous power outage. Venezuela's relations with Brazil are eroding quickly, too.
Many people have criticised the BBC for inviting alt-right ideologue Steve bannon on to Newsnight.
Is public discourse in the UK shifting to the right? It certainly seems to be.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon holds a news conference with National Front party leader Marine Le Pen in the northern French city of Lille in March 2018.
Fears about the resurgence of fascism might have seemed irrelevant during the past 70 years, when it was discredited. It doesn’t seem irrelevant today with liberal democracy on the defensive.
In this November 2017 photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators in St. Louis. Zuckerberg is preparing to testify before U.S. Congress over Facebook’s privacy fiasco.
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Why are the masses not disconnecting from Facebook despite the litany of revelations that the company's brass has long viewed them as dumb sheep?
Genius at work.
There are just enough people who need Donald Trump to keep his excruciating presidency going.
Doug Jones supporters celebrate his stunning victory.
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It began with a sex scandal. How else?
With a new wave of authoritarianism in the United States and beyond, it’s time for universities and colleges to defend democracy.
The rise of neo-Nazism under President Donald Trump signals a new wave of authoritarianism. Now more than ever, colleges and universities must help students become informed and compassionate citizens.
A protestor in New York City reacts to the events in Charlottesville.
When Martin Luther King Jr. was met by violent opposition, he remained hopeful, believing that 'the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.' While racism remains, there's reason for hope.
Donald Trump announced the new US strategy for the war in Afghanistan from Fort Myer, Virginia, on August 21 2017.
In Afghanistan, geopolitics are thorny, relationships are key and patience is strategy. The US president has outlined a decent plan, but can he see it through?
The man reportedly in talks with the Trump administration has a vision of setting up something akin to the East India Company in Afghanistan.
It’s #WAR, but who is the enemy now?
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Trump's former chief strategist has returned to his media roots. And he has more than a few grudges.
Donald and Ivanka Trump walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Feb. 1, 2017.
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Does Trump’s family have too much sway in the White House? We consider parallels ranging from the Ottoman empire to the Clinton administration.
U.S. residents in Mexico protest against President Donald Trump’s foreign policy towards Mexico.
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Calls for civil resistance against the rise of right-wing populism have emerged. But political activism is more than taking to the streets.
Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr (with the yellow t-shirt) in front of a statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square in Pretoria.
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The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
Even those of us who didn’t have high hopes about what a Trump presidency might look like in practice have been astounded by his incompetence, ignorance and refusal or inability to confront reality. As…
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