The New American Experiment

Last Tuesday, Facebook announced plans to establish an independent “Oversight Board” by early 2020. The committee will handle matters related to content-moderation, taking CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hand off the big red button that decides which posts get taken down and which stay up. This new governing body, which has been likened to Facebook’s version of …

The Times view on declining use of MMR and other vaccines: Beating Anti‑Vaxxers | Comment | The Times

The world owes much to Edward Jenner, the Gloucestershire physician who invented vaccinations in 1796. Having noticed that dairy maids were immune to smallpox because they had previously contracted cowpox, he injected a local eight-year-old with a strain of the latter disease. It worked. After the jab, the boy proved immune to smallpox, and Mr …