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Lauren Oyler on the Millennial long con of simply being alive


It’s the year reality and conspiracy theories crashed into each other

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Column

One of the most thorough looks at gender inequality can be found on a Reddit forum

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Column

The Democratic National Convention is just one example of things better experienced at a remove

Senator Kamala Harris speaks via Zoom during a Women for Biden event on May 21, 2020. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images


Turning away from the physical world and toward social media might feel right. But now is the perfect time to let it go.

Illustration: Liam Eisenberg


FOMO is still real, even when everyone is missing out on things together

A photo of a young man video calling his grandpa in his room.
A photo of a young man video calling his grandpa in his room.
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Online resources provide a much better tool for understanding COVID-19 than broadcast news

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Algorithms have led to filter bubbles and fueled polarization. It’s time to bring back the tech for a shared reality.

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Our research-induced, online black holes are changing who we are

Illustration: Carolyn Figel


YOUTH NOW

Even under ‘restricted mode,’ the platform is showing kids some truly vile programming

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