Category: Business / National Affairs

January 15, 2020

Can This Notorious Troll Turn People Away From Extremism?

Steven Bonnell, known online as Destiny, has made a business of picking fights with alt-right carnival barkers and other partisan provocateurs.

by Trevor Quirk in Business
January 15, 2020

Presidential Candidates on the Disunited State of America

Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump. We asked every White House hopeful to weigh in on how they would reverse the country’s devastating polarization.

by Wired Staff in Business
January 15, 2020

Bad Algorithms Didn’t Break Democracy

And better ones won’t save it. To get past misinformation and tribal rancor online, we need to face why people really want misinformation and rancor.

by Gideon Lewis-Kraus in Backchannel
January 15, 2020

Chris Evans Goes to Washington

The actor’s new project, A Starting Point, aims to give all Americans the TL;DR on WTF is going on in politics. It’s harder than punching Nazis on the big screen.

by Arielle Pardes in Backchannel
January 14, 2020

The Case for a Light Hand With AI and a Hard Line on China

In a WIRED Q&A, the US chief technology officer warns against overregulating tech, underestimating the Chinese, and losing America’s lead in quantum computing.

by Nicholas Thompson in Business
January 10, 2020

Export Controls Threaten the Future of AI Outposts in China

As restrictions intensify, it will become more difficult for American companies to maintain labs in the talent-rich country.

by Will Knight in Business
January 7, 2020

Ivanka Trump’s Future of Work Isn’t for Workers

At CES, Trump laid out a vision of retraining American workers for a tech-focused future. If only the administration’s broader policies supported that view.

by Brian Barrett in Business
January 6, 2020

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – January 2020

The Prime Minister of Malta will resign this month in connection with a reporter’s murder investigation, and a Uyghur writer remains imprisoned in China.

by Wired Staff in Business
December 19, 2019

A Very WIRED Guide to Candidates in the Democratic Debate

Seven presidential contenders take the debate stage Thursday. What will it mean for Silicon Valley if one of them wins the White House?

by Gilad Edelman in Business
December 13, 2019

How Facebook’s Political Ad System Is Designed to Polarize

Want to reach voters across the aisle online? That’ll cost extra, a new study finds.

by Gilad Edelman in Business