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Far-Right Activists on Social Media Telegraphed Violence Weeks in Advance of the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
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Far-Right Activists on Social Media Telegraphed Violence Weeks in Advance of the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

The attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 was shocking, but no one following right-wing activity on social media should have been surprised. The attempt by President Donald Trump’s far-right supporters to violently stop Congress from certifying the Electoral College vote and formalizing Joe Biden’s election victory was consistent with their openly expressed...

Revealed: How Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Has Created a Global Network to Rule the Fentanyl Trade
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Revealed: How Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Has Created a Global Network to Rule the Fentanyl Trade

A collaboration with 24 international media outlets across 18 countries, and coordinated by Forbidden Stories, the Cartel Project investigates the global networks of Mexican drug cartels and their political connections around the world. Drugs bust in India sheds light on how adaptable cartels have come to dominate the lucrative trade in the powerful synthetic opioid....

‘It’s a Free-For-All’: How Hi-Tech Spyware Ends Up in the Hands of Mexico’s Cartels
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‘It’s a Free-For-All’: How Hi-Tech Spyware Ends Up in the Hands of Mexico’s Cartels

Mexico has become a major importer of spying kit but officials are accused of colluding with criminal groups – and innocent individuals are often targeted. – Cecile Schilis-Gallego and Nina Lakhani A collaboration with 24 international media outlets across 18 countries, and coordinated by Forbidden Stories, the Cartel Project investigates the global networks of Mexican...

‘They’re Culpable’: the Countries Supplying the Guns That Kill Mexico’s Journalists
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‘They’re Culpable’: the Countries Supplying the Guns That Kill Mexico’s Journalists

Many of the weapons used in the murders of 119 journalists were imported – and Mexico’s laws and culture make tracing them impossible.–  Phineas Rueckert from Forbidden Stories and Nina Lakhani A collaboration with 24 international media outlets across 18 countries, and coordinated by Forbidden Stories, the Cartel Project investigates the global networks of Mexican...

Google, Facebook, Amazon, and the Superstar Economy
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Google, Facebook, Amazon, and the Superstar Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that we are at risk of losing control of our economies. Our institutions have increasingly struggled to meet the challenges of economic development before the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and yet, throughout the pandemic we have seen surging stock market valuations of tech giants – including staggering CEO salaries –...

What Makes COVID Misinformation So Tough to Stop on Social Media
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What Makes COVID Misinformation So Tough to Stop on Social Media

A recent study highlights two of the reasons that misinformation about COVID-19 is so difficult to tackle on social media: most people think they’re above average at spotting misinformation; and misinformation often triggers negative emotions that resonate with people. The findings may help communicators share accurate information more effectively. “This study gives us more insight...

States Unfairly Burdening Incarcerated People with ‘Pay-To-Stay’ Fees
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States Unfairly Burdening Incarcerated People with ‘Pay-To-Stay’ Fees

Pay-to-stay, the practice of charging people to pay for their own jail or prison confinement, is being enforced unfairly by using criminal, civil and administrative law, according to a new Rutgers University-New Brunswick led study. The study, published in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, finds that charging pay-to-stay fees is triggered by criminal justice contact...