Links that didn’t make the newsletter but should still be on your radar.
Our Hackable Political Future
“It already feels as though we are living in an alternative science-fiction universe where no one agrees on what it true. Just think how much worse it will be when fake news becomes fake video. Democracy assumes that its citizens share the same reality. We’re about to find out whether democracy can be preserved when this assumption no longer holds.”
Pod Save America Makes Leap to TV
“Pod Save America, the twice-a-week hit podcast that boasts a “no bullsh*t conversation about politics,” will join HBO’s slate in the fall with a series of specials. Its co-hosts include President Barack Obama’s former aides: speechwriter Jon Favreau, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer and National Security spokesperson Tommy Vietor — along with Jon Lovett, who wrote and produced for HBO’s The Newsroom.”
I salute the 1 million North Americans who ditched Facebook last quarter
“Facebook made a startling revelation today: for the first time ever, it lost a million users in the US and Canada in Q4 2017, bringing its North American base down to 184 million.”