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Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
The New York Times said that “Wordle is a love story.” In a way, isn’t every online bit and bob that we delight in a love story?
A charismatic demagogue with millions of devoted followers. New media with little government regulation. The threat of violence in the streets. No, we’re not talking about the 45th president.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces his company’s new name, Meta, and its new virtual reality "metaverse" during a virtual event on Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Will Garbe
Facebook is in the business of amplifying anger, something admitted in its own internal documents. Instead of fixing the problem, it wants to add virtual reality to our worst forms of argument.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
Facebook’s business model, built on monetizing human attention while outsourcing human judgment to algorithms, is a uniquely comprehensive and dangerous abdication of responsibility.
Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
This is a 21st-century problem, but we were first warned about it in the 18th century. Our founding fathers called what we are experiencing today factionalism.
Inside the Vatican
On this week’s episode, Gerry and host Colleen Dulle take a look at how the pope’s relationship with the media has changed over time and examine the vision of the media that Pope Francis laid out in his speech to Vatican journalists this weekend.