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Ernie Piper

Ernie Piper

Tech and Disinformation Reporter

Ernie is a writer and editor, and works as a reporter for Logically. He covers tech, disinformation and internet culture -- basically, how stories move online, and how they affect our lives. Previously he worked as a travel journalist, and has published two books: a travel guide, and a memoir about performing in a musical in Turkey. Ernie grew up in Alaska, went to school in Seattle, and spent many years in Istanbul. He now lives with his partner in London.

Latest Editorials by Ernie Piper

What Padme Doesn't Know: A Meme Case Study

Back in the glory days of the early 2000s, George Lucas managed to just really screw it up by releasing the Star Wars Prequels. Purportedly, this trilogy of films told the story of how a little ventriloquist dummy in the deserts of Arizona grew...

Why Does Sherri Tenpenny Still Have A Platform?

Anti-vax influencer Sherri Tenpenny made headlines last week when she appeared at the Ohio House of Representatives at a hearing for HB 248, and she testified that the COVID vaccine causes blood clots the size of eggs, infertility, 5G bloodborne...

New Naming System Just Dropped: What Took WHO So Long?

On May 18, a Telegram channel with more than 17,000 members discussed plans to go to Heathrow and protest the arrival of a plane from India.

There was no news from Heathrow that day. It’s unclear whether the Met intervened and stopped this before...

Why Are Gamers Taking a Stand On Palestine?

For two days, the front pages of the biggest gaming sites weren’t focused on Overwatch or the giant vampire belle from Resident Evil 2 that everyone seems to be really horny for. Instead, they were about Palestine. The editorial staff of IGN,...