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New York Times on reid Hoffman's support of cortico

“My approach to political investing is the Silicon Valley approach,” Mr. Hoffman, 50, said in an interview. “Find and back powerful entrepreneurs.”

The venture-style investments include starting a new group, Win the Future, whose self-described goal is to make the Democratic Party relevant again. He also invested $1 million in Cortico, a start-up that encourages online discourse between people with opposing political views. 

 
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Politico: Our Left-Right Media Divide Told Through Charlottesville

How partisan Twitter users saw and shared different narratives of Charlottesville and the aftermath.

After violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, media coverage differed on what aspect of the event to cover. Using analyses from Cortico and the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT Media Lab, we looked at what partisan Twitter users shared during and after the events of Charlottesville. We found a clear split in the story as told through partisan sources.

 
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MIT Technology review: tim cook: Technology Should Serve Humanity, Not the Other Way Around

In an exclusive interview, the CEO of Apple talks about artificial intelligence in iPhones and why he doesn’t want to talk about the future.

Earlier this week, striding across the stage at Apple’s annual developer conference in front of a crowd of thousands at the San Jose Convention Center, Tim Cook was animated and gushing, an evangelist for a series of new products and features. 

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Recode: Reid hoffman could spend hundreds of millions to fix some of the country's biggest political problems

He’s looking at issues like free speech, political engagement and fake news.

Reid Hoffman is ready and willing to spend potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in his quest to fix some of the country’s lingering political, social and economic ills.

 
 
 
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Associated Press: Trump's tweets aren't rocketing quite like they used to

WASHINGTON (AP) — His "FAKE NEWS" tweets don't rocket like they once did. His exclamation points (!) don't excite quite the same old way.

Donald Trump's 140-character volleys helped define the first 100 days of his presidency. But the traction on his medium of choice has slipped a bit as his tone and button-pushing tendencies have cooled.

 
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The Washington Post: Trump’s tweets cooling — and the impact is fading a bit

NEW YORK — They are the 140-character bursts that helped define the first 100 days of the Trump presidency.

But Donald Trump’s tweets seem to be losing some of their impact.

 
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Vice News: Journalists and Trump voters live in separate online bubbles

When Donald Trump swept to victory in the Electoral College on Nov. 8, perhaps no group was more surprised than journalists, who had largely bought into the polls showing Hillary Clinton was consistently several percentage points ahead in key swing states.

 

World Economic forum: Confused by what’s happening in the US elections? This machine could help

“What just happened?” 

Since Brexit, the Colombia peace agreement referendum, and an array of “surprising” election results in Greece, Austria, Philippines, France and Germany, that’s the question everyone has been asking.