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Ernie Piper

Ernie Piper

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

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 it...

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,...

Premium Trusted Content: RIP Yahoo Answers

Yahoo Answers is shutting down. Once upon a time, it was a juggernaut that pulled 31 million visitors a month and easily swatted away competition from the likes of Google and Amazon, both of which launched (and later scrapped) their own Q&A...

Double Check: Did AntiFa Storm the US Capitol?

Following the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building by Trump supporters yesterday, social media users loyal to the president have attempted to distance themselves from the widely condemned events by claiming that many of the people who forced their...

No New Lies: In Soviet Russia, the Chamber Echoes You

This is the second instalment in our series No New Lies, where we explore how misinformation, disinformation and conspiracies from history can help us understand the politics of the present. This week, the story of 1948 presidential candidate Henry...