January 9, 2020Social Issues
In her new book, Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, Dr. Sarah T. Roberts reveals the inner workings of the world of content moderation on social media platforms.
January 8, 2020Nigeria
Members of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a faction of Boko Haram, recently executed eleven hostages on camera. The video, released to a Nigerian Journalist on December 26, alleged that all the hostages executed were Christians, and that their murders were in retaliation for the killing of Abubakar al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, by U.S. forces in October. It is ISWA that has identified them as Christians, but the identities of the eleven murdered have not been released.
November 25, 2019Election 2020
Deval Patrick is testing the accuracy of the old saying, “Better late than never.” Last December the former Massachusetts governor announced he would not run for president in 2020. Among the reasons …
October 17, 2018Women and Women's Rights
Girls’ education is one of the most effective development investments. Yet 130 million girls remain out of school, and each year, twelve million girls are married before their eighteenth birthday. To…