The Disinformation Governance Board, Disavowed

Nina Jankowicz Photo: Department of Homeland Security Quick as she came, the Mary Poppins of Disinformation unfurled her umbrella and floated away to her next job, nannying another nation of children who had the wrong ideas. Nina Jankowicz, age 33, was supposed to...

Would You Buy Crypto Currency from This Man?

Matt Damon poses at the premiere of “The Last Duel” in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 9, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Photo: ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS Sometimes consumers get turned off by Hollywood celebrities like Matt Damon promoting their left-wing...

The Democrats Get Their Man

An irony of today’s politics is that the left and Donald Trump often want the same result: the nomination of the Trumpiest GOP candidate on offer. Both got their wish in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, as Doug Mastriano easily won the Republican primary for Governor. That’s...

Does Erdogan’s Turkey Belong in NATO?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during a NATO summit in Brussels, June 14, 2021. Photo: YVES HERMAN/REUTERS Every member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has enthusiastically welcomed Finland and Sweden except one: Turkey, which...

Risk Management and the Baby-Formula Shortage

Empty shelves in the baby-formula aisle of a store in Albany, Calif., May 17. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News The infant-formula shortage took me back to an illuminating incident during a fire-safety training session I attended decades ago. The trainer was...

The Incredible Shrinking Car Dealership

Few people love car dealerships. They’re stressful and sprawling, and it’s hard to shake the feeling that someone is getting a raw deal. But as the auto industry increasingly goes electric and moves online, companies like Honda are rethinking every aspect of the...

6 Great Deals: Robot Vacuums and Air Purifiers 

My allergies are killing me. I can easily pop a quick pill and hope for the best, but there are a few tools that can keep my (and your) home freer from the allergens that plague so many people. We’ve found some great deals on some of our favorite robot vacuums,...

Why It’s So Hard to Count Twitter Bots

Automated accounts have become more sophisticated and complex in recent years. Many fake accounts are partly operated by humans, as well as machines, or just amplify messages written by real people (what Menczer calls “cyborg accounts”). Other accounts use tricks...