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‘Social Media Distancing’ Is the Key to Quelling the Information Pandemic

Language is a virus, and you can help flatten the curve

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The Beat writer William Burroughs once said that language is a virus from outer space, and he didn’t mean it allegorically.

Fake news, long before the phrase entered the national lexicon, was part of his evidence: Pieces of…

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Ephrat Livni

Ephrat Livni

Writer. Lawyer. SCOTUS noter. Ex-appellate defender. Ex-QZ senior reporter, law and politics, DC.

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