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Facebook Outage Bolsters Calls to Break Up Big Tech

Jake Johnson Common Dreams
"It's almost as if Facebook's monopolistic mission to either own, copy, or destroy any competing platform has incredibly destructive effects on free society and democracy," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Media’s Climate Blindspot

Saleemul Huq, Mark Hertsgaard Columbia Journalism Review 
Last week, virtually every news outlet in the global North ignored a landmark meeting where leaders of low-income countries articulated their positions prior to the make-or-break United Nations COP26 climate summit in November.

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The Post-Trump Future of Literature

Viet Thanh Nguyen New York Times
What will writers do when the outrage is over? Will they go back to writing about flowers and moons?
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