The announcement that Russia is forging ahead with its locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has not only led to international concerns over its safety, but also generated a great deal of both misinformation and humour on social media platforms. We’ve been looking at some of the more widely shared posts. […]

Sumner Redstone, one of the US media giants who shaped the modern entertainment industry, has died at the age of 97. Redstone took over his father’s drive-in movie theatre business National Amusements and turned it into a multi-billion dollar cinema and media empire. It controlled names including Viacom, Paramount Pictures, […]

FROM OUR OBSESSION Global Economic Disruptions Globalization, automation, and inequality. At the beginning of July, the US government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) gave $354 million to a drug company to fight the pandemic. Its other big investments, which by now have topped a few billion, have gone to established American […]