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Renewal and nostalgia tango at the EU-Russia border

Jun 01, 2020 - 8:00 PM

As an architect pushes to reinvent the Kreenholm factory as a progressive cultural center, an older generation of workers resists attempts to modernize, holding on to memories of their lives during the Soviet Union

KREENHOLM. The Kreenholm Factory in Narva, Estonia. Screenshot from YouTube video.

Lies and disinformation cover up environmental assault on the Baltic Sea

May 25, 2020 - 12:02 PM

Pollution linked to animal farming in northwestern Russia contaminates rivers and kills large areas of seabed

Islamophobic disinformation, hate speech swamps social media during pandemic

May 22, 2020 - 6:01 PM

A new report reveals that Islamophobic hashtags like #Coronajihad and #MuslimVirus reached 170 million Twitter users

CORONAVIRUS DISINFORMATION. Image adapted from illustration by Sofiya Voznaya for Coda Story.

Beijing’s high-pressure campaign against the foreign Chinese-language press

May 12, 2020 - 7:37 PM

From cyberattacks to takeovers, Xi Jinping’s government aims to silence criticism from independent media organizations

Illustration by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story.

Tech company’s ties to white supremacism trigger debate on surveillance algorithms

May 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Revelations call for transparency in how artificial intelligence is used by law enforcement

BANJO. Illustration by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story.

Inside an Amazon warehouse during the coronavirus

May 01, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Amazon warehouses around the US are reporting cases of COVID-19. A worker at an Amazon warehouse in the Midwest describes the situation during coronavirus: 'It’s getting bad.'

AMAZON. Coda Story's Gautama Mehta interviews an Amazon worker in the US Midwest working despite the threat of the coronavirus. Screen shot from YouTube animation.

From mythology to machine learning, a history of artificial intelligence

Apr 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM

While artificial intelligence now powers smart cities, driverless cars, and home appliances, ethical concerns about the technology have existed for centuries

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. All visuals by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story

Boris Johnson’s spin doctors were no match for the coronavirus

Apr 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

The government’s downplaying of the British prime minister’s COVID-19 symptoms follows a long-established pattern

NO SPIN. Illustration by Sofiya Voznaya for Coda Story.

In Kenya, thousands left in limbo without ID cards

Apr 18, 2020 - 7:00 PM

A government program for citizens and refugees highlights the pitfalls of humanitarian biometrics

Photos by Klein Ongaki and Rich Allela

A visual history of the global anti-vax movement

Feb 22, 2020 - 1:11 PM

Disinformation about vaccines has been around for hundreds of years

Visuals by Aleksandra Krasutskaya for Coda Story