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Optimizing for outrage: ex-Obama digital chief urges curbs on big tech | Technology

Sign up for the Guardian's First Thing newsletterA former digital strategist for Barack Obama has demanded an end to big tech’s profit-driven optimization of outrage and called for regulators to curb online disinformation and division.Michael Slaby – author of a new book, For All the People: Redeeming the Broken Promises of Modern Media and Reclaiming Our Civic Life – described tech giants Facebook and Google as “two gorillas” crushing the very creativity needed to combat conspiracy theories spread by former US president Donald Trump and others.“The systems are not broken,”...
News

Golden Globes 2021: Nomadland and The Crown win big – live | Film

4.58am GMT04:58 Benjamin Lee So without a red carpet, it was a bit harder to assemble one of these but we did it! Plenty of awkwardly framed at-home video screengrabs here for you: 4.52am GMT04:52 Benjamin Lee One of the big winners of the night was Chadwick Boseman, whose work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will go down as another pitch perfect performanace in a career cut tragically short last year. The first black posthumous winner of a Golden Globe is remembered here by those he worked with: 4.42am GMT04:42...
Sport

Talking Horses: Young Wolf can be another big winner for the two Jonjos | Horse racing

Six days after landing the Betfair Hurdle, the two Jonjos can be handicap kings once more with Young Wolf (3.35) in the Close Brothers, still best known under its long-ago title, the Racing Post Chase. Admittedly, Young Wolf’s chance is less clear than that of Soaring Glory, who won at Newbury, but he looks like being a fair each-way price.A lot of winter form is going to prove irrelevant on Kempton’s drying surface but it gives Young Wolf a chance, as he has done well on good ground or faster...
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