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Facebook Whistleblower Charges Firm Aware it Spreads Hate

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, the former employee of the firm who released a bombshell on Sunday when she spoke freely to "60 Minutes" about the media behemoth's policies, charged in Congressional testimony on Tuesday that it "is operating in...

Social Media Poses Risk to Humanity, Scientists Warn

Some biologists and ecologists think social media poses a risk to humanity-- to the extent that we need to act before further damage is done.

For Ancient Greeks Our Modern Democracy is an Oligarchy

To ancient Greeks, our modern democracy would count as “oligarchy”. The rule of and by the few, as opposed to the power of the people.

Obama Blasts Stubborn Austerity Measures Imposed on Greece

Former US President Obama, in his gigantic new book of memoirs called "A Promised Land," released on Tuesday, speaks at some length about Greece's debt crisis, which he admitted kept him and his aides up at night during its...

Banning Protests in the Birthplace of Democracy

The Greek government's decision to ban protests and rallies during the anniversary celebrations of the Polytechnic uprising has raised questions about the state of Democracy in its birthplace. Opposition political parties and human rights groups have blasted the decision, claiming...

Victoria Government Will Send 22 Students to Greece to Study Democracy

The government of Victoria in Australia recently announced that it will hold a competition for students who would like to travel to Greece for educational tour focusing on civics and Democracy. A total of up to twenty-two students who are...

2019 Athens Democracy Forum to Take Place in Athens in October

This year's Athens Democracy Forum will be held between October 9 to 11, 2019 in the Greek capital. The Forum's organizers state that it will bring senior New York Times journalists together with international business leaders, policy makers, academics and...

Twenty Parties and Coalitions Will Participate in July 7 National Elections

The Areopagus, the Supreme Court of the nation of Greece, announced on Wednesday the parties and coalitions which have been granted permission to participate in the upcoming national elections of July 7, 2019. From a total of twenty-four applications made by...

Free Scooter Rides Offered in Greece During EU Elections To Boost Participation

US-based company Lime, which operates motorized scooters, announced on Monday that it will provide up to 15 hours' worth of urban rides free of charge on May 26, the day of the European Elections. The decision of the American company...

State of Greek Democracy Worst in the EU, Says New Study

Greece currently ranks at the very bottom of all Western European nations for the health of its democracy, according to a survey from the U.K.'s Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The nation of Greece was placed in the ignominious "flawed democracy" category...