The prominent Trump donor and Facebook board member has urged Mark Zuckerburg to not give in to pressure and start fact-checking political ads.
Nearly 16 million housing units are owned by anonymous shell companies. Reveal is suing the IRS to learn who the owners are.
Two takeaways from Tom McTague’s post-mortem: blue collar Labour voters didn’t like Jeremy Corbyn, and Boris Johnson played his hand way better than his predecessor.
David Leonhardt visualization shows a growing disparity in the U.S. between gross domestic product per capita and average income.
Twitter is going to put “up to five” people on the project, and it has something to do with blockchain. 😏
A damning assessment of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
Wow. There’s a lot. Via adactio.
Citizens voted to dissolve Amelia, Ohio, after the village council tried to impose a 1 percent income tax. At least 130 municipalities did the same between 2000 and 2011, according to the New York Times.
Simon van Zuylen-Wood goes inside the AMI cesspool.
The film’s understated tone “tells us something vital about the nature of good journalism: that the work is sober and its practitioners meticulous, that some deeply important truths only exist on the other side of months or years of unglamorous reporting,” says Evan Puschak in a video critique.
In a profile for The Atlantic, John Hendrickson explores his and the former vice president’s lifelong struggles with stuttering.
Frank Chimero is redesigning his website and blogging about it.
Video and transcript of his Anti-Defamation League speech. Cohen criticizes social media platforms for amplifying hate speech, spreading misinformation, and resisting regulation.
Tom Fishburne cartoon captures the futility of most data dashboards. Via Flowing Data
Art Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, collects field data on butterflies.
Interesting idea to use
make as a web app task runner, especially for documenting ad hoc processes.
School desegregation opponents in Maryland use the same coded language and tactics as those in the deeper South.
Poster by the FT graphics team groups chart templates by data and analysis type. They have accompanying D3 samples too.
NYT short documentary on Mary Cain, whose career was stymied by an abusive, weight-shaming coach. Via kottke.