We Tracked Iran’s Covert Military Unit on Social Media, Here’s What We Found | Visual Investigations

We Tracked Iran’s Covert Military Unit on Social Media, Here’s What We Found | Visual Investigations

Before he was killed in a U.S. drone strike, Iranian general Qassim Suleimani was showing up everywhere — in Aleppo, Baghdad, Beirut, with Iran’s leader, with Iraq’s former prime minister. It wasn’t always this way. For years, Suleimani was an under-the-radar operator in the Middle East. He ran an elite military unit called the Quds […]

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How Saudi News Media Is Spinning Khashoggi’s Disappearance | NYT News

How Saudi News Media Is Spinning Khashoggi’s Disappearance | NYT News

The disappearance of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi made international headlines. “The mystery deepens tonight over the fate of Jamal Khashoggi. Did the Saudi royal family have him murdered?” News outlets from Saudi Arabia broadcast their own theories of what they say really happened. Khashoggi is a former adviser to senior Saudi officials. He moved to […]

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How North Korea’s Media Is Covering the Summit | NYT News

How North Korea’s Media Is Covering the Summit | NYT News

If you switched on the television in the U.S. this week, you’ve seen a lot of this: “… the world watching that high-stakes summit” “… we’re continuing our breaking coverage ahead of President Trump and Kim Jong-un’s high-stakes summit …” “… an unprecedented nuclear summit with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un …” But meanwhile, viewers […]

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U.S. Troops Are Leaving Syria, Here’s What It Looks Like | NYT News

U.S. Troops Are Leaving Syria, Here’s What It Looks Like | NYT News

These are some of the American troops who’ve been ordered to leave Syria They’re driving through the mostly Kurdish city of Qamishli and headed to Iraq It’s vegetables that are bouncing off the armor and sticking to the windows The US troop pullout is controversial many in the Kurdish north feel betrayed American soldiers were […]

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How the New Zealand Gunman Used Social Media | NYT News

How the New Zealand Gunman Used Social Media | NYT News

“As people get desensitized to the same types of attacks, there’s incentive to try something new: using tactics, new weapons, new targets and, in this case, we have this live-streaming.” “Facebook and Twitter frantically trying to pull this down. I think that was part of the panic that this person wanted to inspire, and that […]

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How Walls Ended Up Along the U.S.-Mexico Border | NYT News

How Walls Ended Up Along the U.S.-Mexico Border | NYT News

This is what part of the U.S. and Mexico border looked like in 1898, just an open strip of land with train tracks going across. Here’s what that same stretch looked like 110 years later, in 2008. The open land is split by a fence. A border gate replaces the train tracks. So how did […]

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How Fox News and President Trump Lost Control to Their Base | NYT Exclusive

How Fox News and President Trump Lost Control to Their Base | NYT Exclusive

“Promises made. Promises kept.” This is the night Fox crossed the line between where the network ends and President Trump begins. And I’m going to tell you how we got here. “America, you have the power. Tomorrow, you can shock the world again.” “Hello everyone. We are out here live on Facebook at President Trump’s […]

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How China Is Framing the Hong Kong Protests | NYT News

How China Is Framing the Hong Kong Protests | NYT News

Foreign influence, terrorism, possible intervention. This is how China is trying to shape the story of what’s happening in Hong Kong. For weeks, antigovernment protests have gripped Hong Kong, with anger rising over China’s growing influence. The Chinese have responded by trying to control the narrative. Here’s how. This is Junius Ho, a lawmaker in […]

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How Viral Videos Masked a Louisiana Prep School’s Problems | NYT News

How Viral Videos Masked a Louisiana Prep School’s Problems | NYT News

A high school student in front of a laptop, surrounded by classmates, dressed in college gear. A moment of suspense, and then … [Cheers] It was a scene repeated over and over again. Students from one Louisiana private school opening acceptance letters from their dream colleges. The videos often went viral. This one, of a […]

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