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There is no such thing as a Billionaire Philanthropist
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How to Defeat Online Extremism

There is no such thing as a Billionaire Philanthropist

It’s Christmas, the giving season, when we’re supposed to be generous with our time, hearts and wallets. But maybe this Christmas, we should think about what generosity really means and how it shows your true character, because everyone is a philanthropist when it’s easy. To be clear, blog title aside, I’m not against billionaire philanthropists. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t appreciate people like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. The philanthropy of the wealthy and their foundations play critical roles in our society and allow us to achieve so much more, especially through their patronage of education, science and the arts.[…]

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How to Defeat Online Extremism

If you spend much time on Twitter, these days, you may start to question social media’s promise of bringing people together. Just search any hashtag associated with the Central American Children, Ukraine, Gaza and now Ferguson — then steel yourself because you are about to become awash in hate. Social media, it seems, isn’t just cute cat videos and baby photos. Recently, Twitter and Facebook feeds have been transformed into battlegrounds. Gary Silverman recently observed in a column for the FT, “All these closer connections don’t seem to be leading to peace and love, or harmony and understanding, or anything like[…]

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