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  1. geybulla1_Mohammed TalateneAnadolu AgencyGetty Images_facebookgaza Mohammed Talatene/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Facebook Is Failing Journalists

    Arzu Geybulla says that in the struggle for press freedom under repressive regimes, Meta is squarely on the wrong side.
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    Defending Democracies’ Information Infrastructure

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Ben Scott propose a set of media reforms intended to restore citizens’ connection to a shared basis of facts.
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    PS on Sunday

    A selection of essential PS content from the past seven days, giving you the information and insights you need as you prepare to start the new week.

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    Defending Democracy’s Defenders

    Alexander Schallenberg & Teresa Ribeiro call attention to the growing threats faced by independent journalists – and the steps needed to stop them.
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    Elon Musk’s Covert War on Free Speech

    Richard K. Sherwin shows why the billionaire’s professed rationale for buying Twitter is fundamentally bogus.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Health Messaging in the Disinformation Age

    William A. Haseltine explains how officials can win back the public's trust after recent communication failures.
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    Fighting Big Lies

    Noëlle Lenoir sees the need for stronger legal action against malicious disinformation and those who spread it.
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    The Fight for Press Freedom Is Local

    Jos Midas Bartman argues that authoritarian subnational elites often pose the greatest threat to journalists.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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