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Why You Shouldn't Dismiss Protestors – Even When You Don't Agree

Before we had the right to vote, we had the right to protest, says journalist Wesley Lowery.

Shooting the Messenger: Why the Media Can No Longer Safeguard Democracy

“We love, as a culture, to attack messengers when the message is something that makes us feel uncomfortable,” says journalist Wesley Lowery.

Why Facebook Needs to Take Responsibility for Fake News

Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery says the social media giant isn't excused from making responsible editorial choices just because it wishes to see itself as a technology company first.

Why Live Video of Police Violence Is So Traumatic — and So Revolutionary

The shooting of Philando Castile, captured on Facebook Live, was a watershed moment because it brought technology to bear on our emotions, complicating the good guy vs. bad guy narrative.

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