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How Poker Players Become COVID Conspiracists

In early August, this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) rules were published, including a note that the Rio casino, where the series takes place, reserved the right to remove players deemed to have returned a positive COVID-19 test or come into...

Reddit CEO Refuses To Remove COVID Misinfo

The top post for almost 12 hours yesterday on r/all – Reddit’s so-called “front page of the internet” – was an open letter from the moderators of some of the largest subreddits, demanding the website's admins take action to remove vaccine and...

How To Stop The Internet From Disappearing

Imagine a phenomenon that is so common almost every website has a specific visual conceit to deal with it, but is so unexamined that you’ve probably never heard of it. Spotify handles it with a pun on Kanye’s 808s and Heartbreak, Marie Kondo’s...

The Case Against Common Sense

In December 2020, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the British Conservative politician Michael Gove was called on to grapple with one of philosophy’s deepest and most divisive questions: Is a Scotch egg a main meal or a starter?"

Where The Wild Things Aren't

Are you worried about the scourge of wokeness coming for your kids? In the present age of trans rights activism, high levels of vaccine uptake, and critical race theory, no parent can afford to be too careful: there’s every chance your kids could...