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Facebook Promises To Combat Divisiveness and Improve Privacy. Again.

Facebook Promises To Combat Divisiveness and Improve Privacy. Again. 

Mark Zuckerberg called for increased oversight to help reign in harmful content and fake news, as well as improve privacy.

Governor Ralph Northam Returns to the Public Eye Following Scandal

Virginia's Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General all faced scandal, yet all remain in their jobs. What happens from here and how do Virginian's feel about it?

In Hulu's "Shrill," a Fat-Phobic World Is the Punchline 

Shrill, based on the Lindy West memoir of the same name, explores the personal story of a self-described fat woman in pursuit of her own lost power.

Guests:

Issie Lapowsky

Corey D.B. Walker

Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Facebook Promises To Combat Divisiveness and Improve Privacy. Again.
Laurie Kilmartin

To tweet or not to tweet when you’re sick, even dying

To tweet or not to tweet when you’re sick, even dying; Steven calls on the wisdom of cancer bloggers who found real-life support systems online.
To tweet or not to tweet when you’re sick, even dying
A modern skyline of a city of ambition, seen from Beijing's ancient drum tower

China's Online Future

There's much we don't know about what the 21st Century will bring. But we’re not just flying blind. We know that certain things matter more now than they used, and others matter less. One thing that matters a lot is the Internet. It has transformed how we learn and how we connect, and how we come together. In China, there are now more than 600 million Internet users — about twice the population of the entire United States. With the advent of Chinese social media, starting about a decade ago, they began to connect more, speak out more, challenge the government more. The government has responded by clamping down, especially since Xi Jinping came to power almost three years ago. If a big country like China, with big aspirations, places significant limits on how its people can use the Internet, does that also limit its potential to be a 21st century power? Seems a good question to be asking, as Chinese president and Party Chief Xi Jinping arrives for a state visit, and speech at the United Nations.
China's Online Future