3 Good Reads (for today)

This post is by Om Malik from On my Om

I quite enjoyed these articles and shared them on my link-a-day newsletter. I know not everyone is subscribed to that newsletter, and I tend to pick my favorites and publish them over the weekend here. I hope you enjoy reading these. 

Data Stealers (not named Facebook) 

We think Google and Facebook do shitty things with data. But let’s not forget about unnamed abusers of our data and privacy, like this company, which is spending big bucks lobbying the politicians. The Markup has a good report on this. (Not really a long read, but a worthy read.) 

The Voice of wrongness 

Derek Thompson, a writer for The Atlantic, took the time and old-fashioned gumshoe reporting to prove that former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson is the Voice of wrongness when it comes to the COVID-19 Pandemic. His lies and half-truths are enabled and abetted by traditional media outlets. Social media platforms only spread this misinformation rapidly. Berenson is another example of what I have been writing about for nearly a year — lies cost lives. “The case for the vaccines is built upon a firm foundation of scientific discovery, clinical-trial data, and real-world evidence,” writes Thompson. “The case against the vaccines wobbles because it is built upon a steaming pile of bullshit.” Read The Pandemic’s Wrongest Man.

The gangster, the general, and the prime minister of Bangladesh

One of the most jaw-dropping articles you can read today is about how Bangladesh’s prime minister, the (Read more...)