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The rise of pseudoscientific Islamic cures in Iran

As the country struggles to secure vaccines, clerics are pushing unproven remedies

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London is littered with conspiracy leaflets as Covid deniers dodge Facebook moderators

Thousands are rallying to print coronavirus vaccine disinformation and anti-lockdown propaganda and deliver it to British homes


Now that every aspect of life is uploaded to the internet, tech companies get to choose which parts of the past are fit to preserve


The English West Country has long been replete with ancient legends and New Age beliefs. Now, it is waiting for the Great Awakening


Seeking promotions and financial rewards, doctors and researchers are fueling a thriving industry that produces bogus studies for cash


A network of social media personalities cast doubt on Uyghur abuses in Xinjiang

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Dozens of Chinese TikTok videos show Uyghurs being transported to work in involuntary labor schemes during the Covid-19 outbreak

Copublished with Rappler, Kloop


June 2020

Online queer gatherings offer a virtual escape from Putin’s suffocating traditional values

Copublished with Coda Story and The Advocate in partnership with Magnum Photos


Coda Story, June, 2020

Viewing girls as innocent victims of a big pharma conspiracy or at risk of promiscuity, the movement is endangering the health of all women

Published with Coda Story 

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The campaign to promote a mysterious Soviet-era drug as a coronavirus miracle cure

April 2020

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

Published with Coda Story

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A US-funded lab in Tbilisi, Georgia fights COVID-19 — and Russian disinformation

 March 2020

Once a frequent target for Moscow’s propaganda machine, conspiracy theories about the lab are falling flat

Published with Coda Story 


News agencies, human rights activists and influencers have had their accounts deactivated.


The Londoners using face paint to trick facial recognition

January 2020

A group of Londoners defy security cameras by walking through the city in surreal face paint

Published with Coda Story

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How TikTok opened a window into China’s police state

Setember 2019

Copublished with WIRED, WIRED Japan, Coda Story & Rappler


The Uyghur Women Fighting China's Surveillance State

May 2019

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.

Copublished with Coda Story and WIRED

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The Transgender Conservatives Who Are Sticking With Trump

May 2018

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.

Published in The Daily Beast

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