Previous Deepnews Digests on coronavirus have looked at the disruptions to life, as well as the economic impacts of the pandemic. This edition looks at something more personal, the fact that millions of workers have now turned their homes into their offices. As large parts of the world get used to a new normal for the coming weeks, articles from all over the globe explore what it means to live under lockdown.
Last week’s Digest on coronavirus and the economy looked at different business sectors and parts of life where the disease was making itself felt. As events change rapidly day by day, Deepnews has decided to provide more regular updates about different angles of the crisis. This mid-week Digest again covers the economy, but focuses on the global and national responses as countries around the world prepare for months on lockdown.
The public health crisis of coronavirus has spread not just across countries but to many aspects of life. From working from home to the Olympic Games, the world is now facing the challenge of responding individually and collectively to limit the damage. Last week’s edition looked at the effect of the infodemic, though this week’s Digest uses the power of Deepnews to sort through the mass of information out there and find quality articles about how coronavirus touches on the world of work and daily life.
With the spread of COVID-19 the world is also facing what the World Health Organization has called an “infodemic.” This means not just blatant fake news and scams, but also the media twisting or mishandling raw information about the disease, sometimes without a bad intent. Deepnews wants to help. This Digest, powered by the Deepnews Scoring Model and based off of our most popular weekly Distill, Matter of Facts, covers fact-checking and all things coronavirus misinformation.
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.