Feds spend $500,000 to ‘combat online trolling’

The National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion is spending roughly half a mil­lion dol­lars to combat “online trolling.” A joint project by North­western and North­eastern uni­ver­si­ties is exam­ining how to create “trolling-​​​​free environments” […]

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Why I revere Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

But the speech has “tri­umphed over time, con­dem­na­tion, obscu­rity, parody and com­par­ison,” Pro­fessor Richard Katula of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity wrote in 1999 in judging the speech to be the best of […]

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The price of anarchy: How contagion spreads

Physi­cist Alessandro Vespig­nani of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, who was not involved with the study, called it an inter­esting con­tri­bu­tion to sci­en­tists’ under­standing of social behavior and of how people […]

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