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Astroturfing

Free for whom? On Meghan Murphy’s speech

Meghan Murphy has exactly two possible explanations for my existence: I’m either lying; or I’m deluded. It must be said that in the months this post took to write, the moral panic against trans people has accelerated a breakneck pace. Maya Forstater made hea…
bubmag
January 5, 2020
Astroturfing

State of the Empire: Reviewing 2019

Annual Review of 2019: The State of the Empire at the End of a Decade This year marks the end of the second decade of the 21st-century, and as we enter the third decade one prediction seems to be warranted: the 2020s will see the most marked and unambiguous …
bubmag
December 31, 2019
Astroturfing

Microsoft’s wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2019

As Microsoft employees clink glasses and toast the holidays, its easy to see why. Business is booming, share prices are at an all-time high. Even the future looks brightwith dual-screen Surface devices, and maybe a revised Windows waiting in the wings. But w…
bubmag
December 31, 2019
Astroturfing

Fighting Fake News in the Classroom

PISA scores were recently released, and results of the international test revealed that only 14 percent of U.S. students were able to reliably distinguish between fact and opinion. This is particularly alarming because we live in an era when, according to P…
bubmag
December 27, 2019
Astroturfing

When Rankin met Carole Cadwalladr – The Drum

This interview first appeared in The Drum's print edition in October 2019. You can still pick up a copy of that issue here, and you can subscribe to The Drum magazine here. Rankin: One of the weirdest things about the last three years is that your story wasn…
bubmag
December 24, 2019
Astroturfing

Let’s Make The 20s Roar Again!

A century ago, after the hardships of World War I and the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Roaring 1920s ushered in economic prosperity and social progress. The decade saw the expansion of the automobile, telephone, radio, electrification and consumer appliances.…
bubmag
December 24, 2019