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How Microsoft’s AI Turned Into a Racist Jerk with Zero Chill

In less than 24 hours of living inside the Twittersphere, Microsoft’s newest artificial-intelligence experiment quickly devolved into a hateful, misogynistic, racist jerk.
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Olive Garden Targeted Over Treatment of Workers, Animals and Environment

Led by Friends of the Earth, 51 organizations are trying to use social media activism to showcase their grievances against Darden Restaurants and…
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Oregon Militants Arrested, But Is It Really Over?

Eight militants, including leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested and another was killed outside of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. But…
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Seeing a New Resolution on Climate Change in 2016

Entering 2016, a number of key factors are providing greater resolution of what a low-carbon future might look like, and how to get…
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Déjà Vu: Facebook’s Net-Neutrality Woes Continue in India

Remember when Facebook launched its free Internet.org application in Indonesia and India to waves of backlash from net neutrality activists? Now rebranded as…
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Breaking Through the Complexity: Transparency and COP21

Let's be real for a second. United Nations negotiations are complex. Transparency is key to an agreement that not only makes sense, but…
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How to Rock the Pants Off Social Media for Climate Change

Sustainability has an image problem. It’s big, scary and boring. People feel powerless and disconnected. Most stories about the environment deal with facts,…
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How Memes Can Help Save the World

A viral social media campaign, #ClimateChangeIsReal, launched on Earth Day this year and discussed at a SXSW Eco workshop this week, taps into…
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#NowTrending: Enlightened Brands

Enlightened brands are brands that have evolved to a higher state of consciousness. They take real, meaningful, sometimes even painful, action to make…
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Uber’s Unethical Astro-Turfing: A Sign of Things to Come?

Uber turns the users of its app into a lobbying tool against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though it is…
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What’s the ROI of an LOL? FunnyBizz Conference Makes the Business Case for Humor

No one wants to be sold to or patronized, so why not lighten it up with a little humor? This was the focus…
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Cause Marketing: The Success of Michelle Obama’s Drink Up Campaign

Does cause marketing actually work? New data shows Michelle Obama's Drink Up Campaign is encouraging Americans to drink more water. Although some have…
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Hong Kong Fights Litter with High-Tech Public Shaming

Community activist group Hong Kong Cleanup recently launched an innovative campaign that fights litter with high-tech public shaming.
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The Disconnectivity Paradox in the Modern Digital Age

Rather than technology manifesting social connectedness, it is common that technology ends up shaping our behaviors and habits toward greater isolation. The ubiquity…
Internet.org close ties to its parent company Facebook are a sign that it is another way to expand profits, not just bring internet access to millions who need it.

Why Facebook’s Internet.org is so Controversial in Asia

Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org initiative has a noble stated goal to bring Internet access to the billions around the world currently lacking it. However,…
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