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Given its visual component, Jewish individuals have turned their feeds on Instagram into collective spaces to fight antisemitism and anti-Zionism and educate on Jewish history, ethnology, Judaism, and more.

Last summer, on the morning of August 26, a dozen students from the University of Delaware gathered up to witness in distress the smoky remnants of the blue building they considered their second home. …


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Trump’s reigning ideology will have lasting consequences to ripple out across American politics. Unfortunately, for many years to come.

“With Joe and Kamala, you’re not going to have to think about the crazy things they say every day,” he exclaimed in front of the silent assembly of hundreds.

“You’re not going to have to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting. You might be able…


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Even though the virus is of equal treatment, the working conditions are not.

Isabel Garcia has recently been given the option of working remotely. However, for the 32-year-old second-generation Guatemalan, the task is proving to be more challenging than she previously imagined. Quarantined in a 2-bedroom apartment with her two children, aged 18 months and four years, enduring a cut of her salary…


Empty shelves in the toilet paper aisle of an Atlantic Superstore supermarket of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 12 March 20
Empty shelves in the toilet paper aisle of an Atlantic Superstore supermarket of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 12 March 2020. Photo: Wikimedia

As the COVID-19 outbreak spurs mass buying, people are flocking stores for toilet paper, but why?

Last Saturday afternoon, Lucia, a 27-year-old marketing consultant, decided to head to her nearest shop in Madrid, Spain, to pick up some routine food supplies. …


With climate crisis looming, white supremacists are using the environment as grounds for a racist nationalism ideology

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On June 8, an anonymous manifesto was posted to 8chan, the online message board that’s become known as a haven for extremism. The post, though long gone (but preserved thanks to Google’s cache feature), expresses a deep fear of population growth:

“Today, as a result of this industrial society, mass-consumption…


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A new A.I. text generator has ability to write convincing prose. Can an algorithm imitate one of the most complex of human abilities?

What if I tell you there’s a program that has the ability to write convincing texts? So much so, that one will only have to give it…


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As more people fall deep into conspiratorial thinking. Is Silicon Valley doing enough to stop this threatening trend?

There’s never been a better time to become a conspiracy theorist. …


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The photo app is making us depressed, lonely and miserable. Why can’t we stop scrolling through the illusion?

Who would’ve thought that the simple use of photography could again revolutionize the world? After all, it was a long time ago since Kodak — once a very powerful company — branded our ‘moments’ with the introduction of the compact camera. Instagram has revived and re-awakened the phenomenon radically changing…


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From taxes to travel and milk cartons in bulk: If you’re single, you’re being penalized for it

Singledom is appallingly expensive. Period. You pay more if you fly, sleep or eat by yourself. Not to mention if you’re carrying the full burden of a mortgage and insurance premiums, then it all adds up for us singletons. But why the penalties? …


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As computers learn how to mimic us, are we starting to be more like them?

Silicon Valley is predicting more and more how we are going to respond to an email, react on someone’s Instagram picture, determine which government services are we eligible for, and soon a forthcoming Google Assistant will be able to call our hairdresser for us in real-time.

We have invited algorithms…

Orge Castellano

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