Category: Backchannel

September 18, 2020

YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories

From flat-earthers to QAnon to Covid quackery, the video giant is awash in misinformation. Can AI keep the lunatic fringe from going viral?


by Clive Thompson in Backchannel
September 9, 2020

Meet This Year’s WIRED25: People Who Are Making Things Better

The scientists, technologists, artists, and chefs who are standing between us and species collapse.


by Graham Hacia in Backchannel
August 13, 2020

One IT Guy’s Spreadsheet-Fueled Race to Restore Voting Rights

This fall, thousands will show up to vote only to find out they’ve been purged. Lots of activists—and one Ohio man with lots of cats—are on a quest to fix that.


by Jack Hitt in Backchannel