Tech companies under the microscope

Last week, the US House Judiciary Committee published the report on tech companies' monopoly in the digital space that we had been expecting since the summer. The report argues in favor of reducing tech companies' power and reexamining the way antitrust laws are understood. However, it does not show a way forward on how to…
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How news outlets impact polarization

Since 2016, one of the main buzzwords in political media has been polarization. Voters have been polarized over various topics, the last one being the Supreme Court nomination, which is palpable when reading the news. But media outlets are not just a reflection of today's polarization; they have played a fundamental role in creating that…
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A Case For Compassion in Global Business

Have you heard about compassion? According to the Dalai Lama, compassion is “associated with a sense of commitment, responsibility, and respect toward the other.” A recent scholarly definition sees compassion as “an interpersonal process involving the noticing, feeling, sense making, and acting that alleviates the suffering of another person” (Dutton, Workman, & Hardin, 2014). While…

How the post-truth world led to QAnon

In the last few months, QAnon proponents have gained momentum on social media, with President Donald Trump recently offering encouragement to the theory advocates. QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory concocted in 2017, which argues that there's a deep state working against Trump and his administration. Their statements have no grounding in reality, but they…
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