There are two kinds of mass graves in Ukraine, the ones left after Russian executions, and the ones dug by local people to prevent disease or to protect the bodies. Now, there are efforts underway to document the graves and create digital records of the bodies, in order to identify them later.
Russia probably has the means to attack US electrical grids and otherwise create havoc but probably won’t go that far. Instead, watch for disinformation aimed at undermining the US and NATO.
Disinformation is being privatized around the world. This new industry is built on a dangerous combination of cheap labor, high-tech algorithms and emotional national narratives.
Chief prosecutor Karim Khan announces the ICC will open an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Venezuela. Also, the US has added NSO Group, the Israeli company behind the controversial Pegasus spyware, to its trade blacklist. And, the UK approves Molnupiravir, the first antiviral oral pill found to be effective in treating symptomatic COVID-19.
More than 100 countries pledge to end deforestation in the coming decade during the COP26 conference in Glasgow. Also, A deadly explosion at a military hospital kills at least 19 people in Afghanistan. And, Yahoo pulls out of China.
Father of online education weighs in on learning loss, screen fatigue and education no longer bound by time and space.
Top of The World: A new probe has revealed that Roman Catholic clergy in France had sexually abused more than 200,000 children since 1950. And, Facebook and its associated apps, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, went down for about six hours on Monday around the world. Also, Russia has reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths and infections for the fifth time in a week.
Every week it seems, the government announces new restrictions targeting everything from entertainment to afterschool education to video games.
A top aid of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy escapes an assassination attempt. Also, US President Joe Biden hosts a vaccine summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. And, cargo ships are facing a bottleneck at California ports.
Experts say those making the claims have been influenced by the US’ “stolen election” narrative from 2020, including false claims of election fraud and conspiracy theories about the security of voting by mail.