Looking to the Climate Future #129

Editor: Christopher Brennan
The past weeks have seen disastrous weather events, from scorching heat waves in the U.S. and Canada to flooding in Europe, linked to the effects of climate change. For a subject that touches every person on Earth, our algorithm can help identify stories of struggle from around the world as well as efforts by some in power to try to move society away from carbon emissions. There’s a lot to take in, and these stories highlighted by our model add something to the conversation.

The Assassination of a President #128

Editor: Christopher Brennan
This week the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, was killed at his residence in Port-au-Prince. Though media around the world carried the basic details, I decided to use our algorithm to highlight stories that are adding something to the conversation. While filtering on quality and substantiveness does a good job of retrieving information from reputable sources to keep you up to date, it also provides information from outlets you haven’t heard of, such as English-language papers in neighboring countries, that provide important perspectives and depth.

CCP Turns 100, Regulating Big Tech, and Troops Leave Afghanistan #127

Editor: Christopher Brennan
Though Digests like this one chunk up articles into falling into different categories, the issues that they discuss often intersect. This week’s topics are the Chinese Communist Party’s 100-year anniversary, regulation of Big Tech and the departure of U.S. and NATO troops from Bagram airfield in Afghanistan. While they take place in different regions of the world, I think one of the benefits of dealing with subjects in-depth (and being able to find those articles with our algorithm) is that delving into complexity often reveals the connections between disparate strands of news.