Fear. It's the emotion at the heart of Trump and the GOP. Fear of immigrants. Fear of people of color. Fear of equality for women and LGBT people. Fear of religions other than Christianity. Fear of non-existent conspiracies. Fear of the media. Fear of social progress. Ever wonder why? George Lakoff By John Bargh Washington … Continue reading We conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions.
by Adam Klein Conversation Nov 20, 2018 When a U.S. senator asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, “Can you define hate speech?” it was arguably the most important question that social networks face: how to identify extremism inside their communities. Hate crimes in the 21st century follow a familiar pattern in which an online tirade escalates into … Continue reading Fear feeds online bigotry and real-world violence
I Searched Hard for Two Years by John Walsh September 20, 2018 Bob Woodward’s book Fear has been a sensation in many respects. But one aspect has been barely mentioned. After two years of exhaustive research for his book, Woodward says he found no evidence of collusion between Putin’s government and Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016. … Continue reading Bob Woodward: No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion