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Organic Food Fight!

15-11-2017 5:19 AM | slate | 0 similar news

Nov. 1 marked an end to the latest chapter in an ongoing organic brouhaha: the argument over whether produce from high-tech, soil-free farms can continue to carry the U. (read more)


On Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai officially put the federal government’s net neutrality rules on the fast track for extinction. If the move goes through as expected, that means that by the end of January, internet providers like Comcast and Verizon will be allowed to charge websites to reach users at faster speeds, essentially slowing down access to websites that can (read more)

Net neutrality is dividing pro-Trump Redditors, at least according to conversations on the /r/The_Donald subreddit, where some of the president’s most ardent computer-savvy supporters reside. Though members usually use the space to collectively mock “social justice warriors” and justify Trump’s positions, Hill editor Will Sommer pointed to a cluster of threads on Tuesday and Wednesday demonstratin (read more)

#MeToo Is Changing Minds

22-11-2017 9:43 PM | slate | similar news

If there’s one thing most Americans can agree on, it’s that internet comments are the worst. Or, at the very least, they can attract some of the ugliest elements of society, the most incorrigible misogynists, racists, homophobes, and worse—even in relatively (relatively!) civil commenting sections, like Slate’s But what if I told you that even trollish, virulently anti-PC internet commenters can c (read more)

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