The last time Deepnews dipped into the Democratic primary, we were waiting for the first results from Iowa. Four weeks later the race is still in flux, with a clear front-runner in Bernie Sanders and a cast of others hoping South Carolina and the 14 Super Tuesday states give them the jolt to surpass him. This Digest, focused on reporting from the campaign trail rather than Washington, pulled in pieces from the biggest prizes, California and Texas, as well as contests in smaller states such as Alabama and Utah.
The killing of nine people at shisha bars in Hanau, Germany, highlights what Angela Merkel called the”poison” of racism in society. Alarms have been raised by groups across the world in recent years as they worry about many different forms of far-right violence and extremism, the broad subject of this week’s digest. Articles from the last two weeks found by the Deepnews Scoring Model use in-depth reporting and analysis to cover a wide range of angles on politics, misinformation and the fears of those targeted.
This week saw wave after wave of bombshell pieces about encryption and cybersecurity, with accusations about Huawei and the Equifax breach as well as revelations about the CIA’s longtime control of a major encryption company. It is a hard subject to cover and enough to have one’s head swimming in a sea of code and news. Luckily Deepnews is here to help decrypt everything that is going on, with these 25 articles found with the Deepnews Scoring Model.
Hollywood stars will strut the red carpet this Sunday for the Academy Awards, kicking off the annual analysis of what the film industry is doing right, what it is doing wrong, and whether the Oscars hold as much weight as they used to. This week’s selection looks at the controversies around the ceremony itself but also some of what makes this year’s crop of nominees particularly interesting, from the potential history that Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” could make to the role of Netflix to the technical marvel of “1917.” Outlets include the leading lights of La-La-Land, but also smaller sites whose work leading up to the big night was highlighted by the Deepnews Scoring Model.
It’s here. After months (and for some years) of debating and speculating who the Democratic Party should put up to challenge Donald Trump, the first votes will be taken on Monday in the Hawkeye State. There are plenty of pundits talking about the horse race, though this selection found with the Deepnews Scoring Model focuses on the in-depth reported pieces. Included are articles national and local about the perculiarities of the Iowa caucuses, their place in American life, and how the different candidates want to use them as a first step towards the White House.
Since last week’s Digest on coronavirus, the disease has continued to spread, with cases in Europe and deaths outside of the epicenter in Wuhan. Media around the world have explored what it means for their readers, making this update an incredibly geographically diverse selection. Misinformation and conspiracy theories have also been floated about where the virus came from, though these pieces (found by the Deepnews Scoring Model since the weekend) provide real, quality information.
A new virus centered found in China has sparked worries around the world after its spread in the city of Wuhan, where it has killed more than twenty people. Cases have traveled to other parts of Asia as well as to the U.S., as scientists look to pinpoint exactly how the disease came to humans. Censorship means information has been a scarcity, which is where Deepnews comes in. Here are the top 25 articles of the week on the Wuhan coronavirus, as found by the Deepnews Scoring Model.
This week Vladimir Putin announced sweeping constitutional changes and the demotion of his longtime ally Dmitry Medvedev. The move sparked speculation among Kremlinologists that the current president and former prime minister may be Russia’s once and future PM, continuing his consolidation of power past 2024. Though Putin pops up in all sorts of news, this Digest looks particularly at Russia itself, and features on the ground reporting from outlets big and small. Found with the Deepnews Scoring Model.
The U.S. strike that killed Iranian general Qassim Soleimani has set the entire Middle East on edge, with worries that each country’s next move risks bumbling towards war. Some pundits are trying to cool things down as others warm to the idea of open conflict, and an Internet full of hot takes about what each actor should do can make it hard to find the facts. For this digest Deepnews, which read thousands of articles on the subject, we decided to spotlight only those pieces adding reporting, rather than a mix that included pure opinion writing. Here are 25 gathered by the Deepnews Scoring Algorithm.
Bushfires have been smoldering in Australia for weeks, though continued blazes demanded the entire world’s attention this week. Thousands of tourists were trapped on a beach that sparked an evacuation effort and the stories of animals who have lost their homes have broken hearts on social media. Beyond those short posts, here are 25 articles gathered by the Deepnews Scoring Algorithm, which feature on the ground reporting on the fires, their causes and the victims whose lives have been shook.