Monolingualism is a single-edged sword

Just this weekend, my parents swung by USC and drove me to San Gabriel — you know, where the real Chinese restaurants are, the ones whose cutlery collections are comprised exclusively of chopsticks and where the chatter is conducted in Chinese. Considering how I’m living on a diet of cereal — basically just sweetened air […]

COUNTERPOINT: The term “fake news” has been reduced to a dog whistle

Facebook, Twitter and Google testified before Congress on Tuesday about the thousands of fake accounts on their platforms that spewed misinformation throughout the 2016 election. The issue of Russian information warfare and political propaganda has been closely tied, in the public imagination, with the issue of “fake news” — fake stories distributed to unwitting American […]

POINT: “Fake news” is a bigger problem than we think

With news of an indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a guilty plea from former Trump foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos for lying to the FBI, it seems like the horror story of the 2016 presidential election just won’t stop. In response to resurfaced allegations of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia […]