A Stimulus Syllabus #108

Editor: Christopher Brennan
As the vaccine campaigns take hold and prove their effectiveness, countries around the world are looking into how to weather the rest of the pandemic and prepare for after it. From negotiations over the American Rescue Plan in the US to COVID relief money in the EU, there is a lot to read about how current efforts are working and what to do next. This week’s Digest covers all things stimulus and getting the economy moving again, creating a sort of syllabus on all the different angles. As you might have noticed last week, our Digest now features our scores and confidence for each of the articles included.

Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Reach #107

Editor: Christopher Brennan
One of the core questions of Deepnews is how to best get people good information online. It’s a problem with dozens of facets, from algorithms to business concerns to the human right of expression. The question is always relevant, though particularly so this week, with news of Big Tech companies’ negotiations with Australian publishers, censorship in Southeast Asia and continuing discussion of content moderation in the U.S. For this week’s Digest I decided to combine the related topics of freedom of speech and “freedom of reach” online, using the Deepnews algorithm to ind and score articles from all over the world.

The Great Vaccine Rollout #106

Editor: Christopher Brennan
With major milestones of the coronavirus’s spread around the world approaching their one-year anniversary, the same countries that one-by-one locked down are now hoping to vaccinate their populations, one shot at a time. It’s the sort of global story where it is great to get a broader perspective and in-depth reporting. This week’s Digest covers all the angles on vaccines and vaccine rollouts, from the UAE to upstate New York, with our algorithm giving quality scores (4s and 5s out of 5) to articles that are worth a read.

Russia’s Navalny Came Home, and is Now Going to Prison #105

Editor: Christopher Brennan
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to more than three years in prison only weeks after returning to his home country from Berlin, where he was treated for a poisoning believed to be aimed at silencing him. Beyond the personal story, the sentence has implications for the opposition movement writ large, Russia’s political leaders, and geopolitics, with many countries condemning the prosecution. This week we used our algorithm to gather in-depth articles on all the angles, all spotlighted with the Deepnews Scoring Model.