Independent researchers at both the Tech Transparency Project and the Global Disinformation Index have published reports detailing when and where Google placed ads next to health misinformation on third-party websites. In its report, the Tech Transparency Project identified 97 websites that habitually publish false information and use Google ads to generate income. The Global Disinformation Index publishes monthly reports of ads placed on conspiracy theory sites. In March, the Global Disinformation Index found 1,400 sites spreading COVID-19 misinformation in Europe earned a collective $76 million from ad tools , with the majority of it coming from Google. Both institutions say that Google is profiting off health conspiracies while publicly committing to fighting COVID-19 misinformation. … [Read more...] about Google is placing ads next to COVID-19 misinformation on conspiracy sites
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Some downsides of remote work persist. Most people miss the social connections at work, the survey found. In Bloom’s study of the Chinese travel firm, half of the remote workers wanted to return to the office when the experiment ended. Their reasons were loneliness, stigma and penalties in terms of being promoted. These and other reasons are why Box and other firms want workers to eventually return in some capacity. … [Read more...] about Is the five-day office week over?
But rather than sit back, wait things out, and hope for the best, Gill dove into action. After talking to John Fithian, president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners, and conducting some in-house research at Solstice, he boldly switched things up and moved the release date for Unhinged up to July 1—in other words, what’s traditionally been the biggest moviegoing weekend of the year, one that is typically reserved for blowout summer blockbusters. … [Read more...] about The inside story of the first bold bet to get you back to the movie theater
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Independence Day has always been a fraught holiday. As George Carlin memorably put it, America was founded by slaveholders who wanted to be free, and the Fourth of July marks the day those oxymorons got their wish. Still, this day has been reliably celebrated since its first anniversary in 1777, which featured a 13-gun salute, straight on through to the Coney Island hot-dog-eating theatrics of today. Each year, we make a show of patriotism and pretend at unity by getting a day off from our jobs, hanging out with friends, and scorching the sky with rockets’ red glare. … [Read more...] about Let’s cancel the 4th of July this year