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Generative AI tools are already changing the creativity landscape—and some artists aren’t happy about it
Artificial intelligence tools that generate images are creating value using the “stored labour” of artists and the coders who created the algorithm. Artists are at the front line of this from a labour rights perspective.
The Left and the Right Speak Different Languages—Literally
Researchers found that people on opposing sides of the political divide often use different words to express similar ideas.
The Republican Project to Break Your Email Account
The party’s massive—and misguided—spam operation.
Corporate Mergers Ruin Everything
Bad merger policy is why wealth and power is so consolidated in America. (This holds true in Australia as well!)
How to Win an Election Using Big Data
What a data scientist recommends for political parties who need to win voters beyond their “base”.
He Helped Build Facebook Messenger. Now He’s Building an Army of Voters
Mobilize was the leading events platform for Democrats before the pandemic. Now its organizing is entirely virtual—and it’s getting creative.
“Not only can membership save journalism, but will do so by helping it evolve”: Why publishers are looking beyond subscriptions
The collapsing media industry is looking to membership as a silver bullet.
What makes fake news feel true when it isn’t? For one thing, hearing it over and over again
Trustworthy news is locked behind paywalls. Garbage is freely available.