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Theresa May tells Sky News: No ‘muddled thinking’ on Brexit

She was responding to criticism from Sir Ivan Rogers, who resigned as Britain’s ambassador to the EU. In her first TV interview of the year the PM told Sky’s Sophy Ridge she will be setting out her plans for Brexit over the coming weeks. And she said 2017 is the year change will happen following the UK vote to leave the […]

Why science news embargoes are bad for the public

This Thursday, dozens of news outlets will publish stories on the same new study in the journal Science. On Friday, many of those same news outlets will all report on a study in the medical journal the Lancet. These newspapers and magazines will largely talk to the same sources, and many of their stories will […]

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described as “crazy” the criticism that fake news on its news feed to users had tilted the vote in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump. “Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in […]