If you happened to be scrolling through Twitter last week, you may have noticed #MonkeypoxIsAirborn trending. The hashtag revealed a fierce debate over the transmissibility of monkeypox , and what measures the general public should be taking to protect themselves against an outbreak that on Thursday was declared a public health emergency . Shortly after it began trending, Twitter pulled the hashtag from the “What’s Happening” sidebar. A representative from the platform told Rolling Stone that the trend was “temporarily removed” for review, and that Twitter is working with “public health authorities, NGOs and governments, and other authoritative sources to elevate credible info and add context to content across the service” in order to curb the spread of misinformation on the platform. But it wasn’t just this one instance. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, social media has come under intense scrutiny for the role that it plays in disseminating potential … [Read more...] about What the Hell Is Happening With Monkeypox?
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Axios , the digital media startup covering politics, technology and media, has agreed to be purchased by Cox Enterprises , the communications, automotive and media company. The value of the deal for Axios Media was $525 million, according to a source familiar with the transaction and other reports. Cox Enterprises bought a stake in Axios last year. Alex Taylor, Cox Enterprises chairman and CEO, said that “bringing a forward-thinking organization like Axios into Cox Enterprises is exciting for us on many levels, and we look forward to helping them continue to scale and grow.” Axios co-founders Jim VandeHei , Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz will continue to have stakes in the company, and will still lead editorial and day-to-day business decisions. Taylor will take one of four board seats controlled by Cox, with the three Axios founders remaining, Axios reported. VandeHei said that they “have found our kindred spirit for creating a great, trusted, consequential … [Read more...] about Axios To Sell To Cox Enterprises In Deal Valued At $525 Million
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. If you haven’t spent very much time with a tablet, it can be hard to figure out where it fits in your tech life. Is it a larger version of your phone, or a smaller, more portable version of a laptop? The truth is, depending on your needs, a tablet can be either (or both!) A tablet’s flexibility is its best asset. If it’s paired with “professional” accessories like a stylus or keyboard, it can be used for writing or sketching. When used on its own, a tablet is basically a large screen for web surfing, video streaming and gaming. It may seem redundant, but a tablet can slowly take over certain tasks that you used to do on your smartphone or computer. You may even begin to favor it over either device for certain tasks like photo editing, or reading and responding to e-mails. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular and versatile tablets … [Read more...] about RS Recommends: Four Tablets We’re Using for Reading, Gaming and Getting Work Done