politics

Is The U.S. Really Fighting Over Masks?

Is The U.S. Really Fighting Over Masks?

As far as I can tell from my daily walks, masks have quietly become more common over the last month or two. Some people wear them, some don’t, and we all cross the street to avoid each other anyway. But now that rules in some places are requiring masks, social…

Lifehacker’s Best U.S. Political Explainers Of 2019

Lifehacker’s Best U.S. Political Explainers Of 2019

Beginning with a 35-day government shutdown and ending just as the House impeaches President Donald Trump, 2019 will forever be known as the year the shit hit the fan in American politics. Lots of crappy things happened this year, including several U.S. states’ efforts to pass anti-abortion laws and the…

Everything You Like Is Propaganda

Everything You Like Is Propaganda

A state-funded Russian propaganda agency is sowing discord in the U.S. through schmaltzy feel-good social media accounts, say researchers at Clemson University. These accounts, they claim, share clichéd “heartwarming” and “makes you think” content that sometimes goes viral. Then they slip in news that might be designed to “serve Russia’s…