I've been following this topic for a while. I'm still shocked each time when I read just how far QAnon has come. And even more so, how hard it will be for society to somehow recover from this.
He urges more investment in mental health as one way of dealing with QAnon, but he’s one of several experts who recognize that’s just one part of the battle. A lot of QAnon supporters “feel like they’ve been let down by institutions, and they don’t understand what’s going on behind the scenes,” he says.
After the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone closed schools for eight months, thousands of adolescent girls were unable to resume their education because they were married as child brides, got pregnant or had to work to feed their families.
We’re so focused on the impact on the west and rarely hear what it means for third world countries.
As of the end of July, according to a Wikipedia spokeswoman, more than 67,000 editors had collaborated to create more than 5,000 Wikipedia articles in 175 different languages about covid-19 and its various impacts.
The military language people used when discussing COVID-19 in the spring seemed totally appropriate, and in a way that mentality got me through the peak: This was a war, and I was a soldier. It wasn't my choice to serve, but it was my duty; I had skills and knowledge that were needed.
These numbers are just insane. And I completely agree with pretty much everything in this article. FB has no excuse not to improve moderation and really needs to step up their game (with more quantity and more quality)
This was a great read. I’ve always thought the matrix was real anyway ;)
This is actually useful advice - simulation or not (well.. maybe think some more about the profession you choose instead of starting a religion)
if your plans were to simply chill out, eat Doritos and watch Netflix, for your survival’s sake you may need a change of plan. Perhaps consider a consider a career as a revolutionary, start your own religion, or maybe become a comedian. If you’re funny, maybe the creators will keep you around.
in 2006, the top twenty per cent of earners were twice as likely to work more than fifty hours a week than the bottom twenty per cent, a reversal of historic conditions
I can’t really decide how I feel about that. I guess the scary part is that despite this fact, the lower income brackets are still pressured to work harder than they should - especially when you consider a amazon warehouse worker or similar
Facebook, in particular, has more monthly users than there are notional adherents to Christianity. Roughly twice as many as there are people in China. And when your numbers are that big, your ego can sometimes give you the illusion that you are a nation state.
Now let this sink in ... and this is only the start. Think of all the consequences this has. This needs to change.
And let us not forget,” Douglas writes, “that guns in this country remain in profuse supply and are largely concentrated in the hands of the president’s most fervent, distrustful, and easily unsettled supporters.
That's a very well written and easy to understand summary of the massive changes Apple is making to further support their users' privacy (or so it seems - because at the end of the day this is just as much a move to hurt the competition)
I don’t see how it’s so important to wear it in class rooms where they can be seated at a distance but then in recess they are allowed to take masks off... where they’ll likely run around and touch each other.
Something else is going on here.
I think Portland is a test case,” Zakir Khan, a spokesman for the Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told The Post. “They want to see what they can get away with before launching into other parts of the country.
I find this plausible. And the fact that this sounds plausible to me is terrifying
a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.
Beautifully written by a traditional Native American story teller.
It seems to me that COVID has revealed a lot of truths, everywhere in the world. If we were ignorant of the truth, it is now revealed; if we were ignoring the truth, it is now revealed. This truth is the disparity: of health, wellbeing and human value. And now that the truth has been revealed, what are we going to do about it?