If Politics Doesn’t Kill Us, Indestructible Disease Will: Curated Clicks
We cut the crust off the Internet sandwich so you don’t have to.
Credit: Wall Street Journal
THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK FOR UNDERSTANDING POLITICS TODAY
Hyperbole and confirmation bias are the social web’s Game Fuel.
The Wall Street Journal debuted a tool that shows live sample feeds for “very liberal” and “very conservatively aligned” Facebook users (note: it works a lot better on a computer than mobile).
The Wall Street Journal: Blue Feed, Red Feed
THE SUPERBUG HOLOCAUST
If we keep using antibiotics inappropriately — especially looking at you, India — in farming and medical care, the accelerating pace of drug-resistant infections will create a nightmarish future, with humankind powerless against once-treatable diseases.
Averting Armageddon will take education about existing drugs and investment in new ones.
Otherwise, by 2050:
The Atlantic: The Plan to Avert Our Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse
Credit: Patrick Feller/flickr
IF POGROMS HAD COMMENT SECTIONS
Donald Trump has famously drawn substantial support from serious white nationalists and 4chan troll armies alike. Virulent anti-Semites run wild through both cultures, and strongman Trump plays an idiot to dodge disavowing them.
For Allen Ginzburg, the fear of Soviet-style authoritarianism and anti-Semitic demagoguery is personal:
A few more bites:
“So you tell the truth when you’re politician and lie when you’re private individual?” – CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Donald Trump’s schizophrenic Clinton attacks, via Politico
“I cannot support a candidate who endorses bigotry and lawlessness, with a minimal understanding of the fiscal policies long associated with our party, even if he does have an “R” after his name.” – Katrina Elaine Jørgensen announces her resignation from the Young Republican National Federation over Donald Trump, via Facebook