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Inside the anti-vaccine campaign that targets young women
Viewing girls as innocent victims of a big pharma conspiracy or at risk of promiscuity, the movement is endangering the health of all women
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Politicians are wearing ‘virus blockers’ to protect themselves from Covid-19. Problem is, they don’t work
Anti-coronavirus badges offer virtually no defense against the disease
The campaign to promote a mysterious Soviet-era drug as a coronavirus miracle cure
A viral Facebook video has fuelled interest in Arbidol, one of Russia’s most popular over-the-counter flu medicines, as a COVID-19 treatment
A US-funded lab in Tbilisi, Georgia fights COVID-19 — and Russian disinformation
Once a frequent target for Moscow’s propaganda machine, conspiracy theories about the lab are falling flat
After Soleimani’s death, Instagram shuts down Iranian accounts
News agencies, human rights activists and influencers have had their accounts deactivated.
Moscow's 'smart city' program is going global
A four-day tech conference in Yerevan featured star speakers, including Kim Kardashian West and the founder of Reddit. It also raised questions about Moscow’s growing use of surveillance technology
The Uyghur Women Fighting China's Surveillance State
Xinjiang, northwest China, is in a state of surveillance lockdown. One million ethnic Uyghurs are now in concentration camps. Every message, word and movement is monitored for its extremist potential. But in Istanbul, 3000 miles away, a community of Uyghur women who have escaped a life of repression are fighting back – via smartphone.
How Russian Bots Amplify Britain’s Jacob Rees-Mogg
The Transgender Conservatives Who Are Sticking With Trump
As President Trump battles with federal judges over his desire to ban trans people from the military, a group of devoted trans supporters are standing firm behind him.