The Hunter Biden story was a test for tech platforms. They barely passed | Siva Vaidhyanathan | Opinion

The Hunter Biden story was a test for tech platforms. They barely passed | Siva Vaidhyanathan | Opinion

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In 2016, major American news outlets, amplified by YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, did the work of foreign and domestic purveyors of disinformation and propaganda. They took too seriously false, irrelevant and illegally acquired emails from top Democratic campaign officials. They took seriously bogus questions about Hillary Clinton’s own email accounts. And they generated a cloud
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Political Roundup: The Green Party’s impossible bind

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OPINION: The Greens are at a crossroads. The direction they take in the next few days may have significant consequences, not just for the country and the shape of the Government, but also for the future of the Greens themselves. Currently, the Labour and Green negotiating teams are behind closed doors coming up with a
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The Guardian view on trustbusting Google: change is needed | Editorial | Opinion

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When the US Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google last week it triggered the most significant antitrust case since the federal authorities sued Microsoft in the 1990s. Today’s trustbusters argue that Google’s search and advertising dominance goes well beyond consumer preference and into consumer abuse by forcing people to use its services and
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