AJ Dellinger, Mic

AJ Dellinger

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Madison, WI, United States

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Recent:
  • Mic
Past:
  • Digital Trends
  • Forbes
  • Engadget
  • Gizmodo
  • The Daily Dot
  • Business Insider

Recent articles by AJ:

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A damning new audit found that Facebook has caused 'significant setbacks for civil rights'

Two years ago, as Facebook started to face increased scrutiny for perceived racial and political bias in its decision-making processes, the company agreed to undergo an extensive civil rights audit. Today, as it continues to be berated for failing… → Read More

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60 percent of the fish we eat could face extinction thanks to climate change

Climate change is already leading to devastating floods, droughts, and the displacement of millions of people. And as the planet continues to warm, fish populations are poised to take a significant hit. According to a recent study published in the… → Read More

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Scientists say your tweets could predict future coronavirus surges

For much of the country, the first wave of coronavirus never truly went away. The spread seemed as though it was starting to slow, prompting public officials to re-open their economies and preemptively declare victory over the virus. In many cases,… → Read More

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The violent Boogaloo movement is finally banned on Facebook

Facebook has finally put a dent in part of its growing extremist problem. On Tuesday, the company announced that it is removing accounts, pages, and groups connected with the violent, anti-government Boogaloo movement. The bans come as advertisers… → Read More

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Big advertisers are leaving Facebook in droves. Does it matter?

It’s been nearly a month since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, and the conversations around police brutality and racial injustice continue to shake the world. While much of social media has reflected this conversation, from ongoing… → Read More

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NASA asks public: how would you want to poop on the moon?

With Project Artemis, NASA is planning to put astronauts back to the moon by 2024. Parts of the trip will be groundbreaking, including having the first woman ever step foot on the lunar surface. Other parts of the mission will be slightly less… → Read More

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An online battle is raging between Nazis and 'My Little Pony' fans

On the surface, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is about as innocent as you can get. It's a cartoon television show based on a line of children's toys centered on a group of magical horses. But on the internet, nothing is sacred. Since its… → Read More

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Conspiracy theories are finding a hungry audience on TikTok

Remember Pizzagate? In the seemingly endless cycle of hellish events that have happened since 2016, it’s understandable if this one got lost in your memory or perhaps feels like a distant fever dream. As a quick refresher, Pizzagate was a viral… → Read More

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There are unexplainable blobs under the Earth's surface and they are bigger than we thought

Beneath the Earth's crust, where the mantle meets the outer core, there is a collection of unexplainable rock blobs that are hundreds of miles long. This isn't the exposition for a sci-fi flick about monsters living under the planet's surface, it's… → Read More

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Emissions are already almost back at pre-pandemic levels

When much of the world went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, greenhouse gas emissions plummeted. Now as states and countries drop restrictions that kept their populations in isolation, the latest research shows… → Read More

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Trump’s dangerous science denial is seeping deeper into the federal government

President Trump hates science. The people he appoints to head up agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Department, National Parks Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hate science, too. While there are… → Read More

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Former eBay employees allegedly responded to negative press by mailing writers cockroaches, pig fetuses

One way for a corporation to deal with critical press is by addressing the issue head on, either by acknowledging its own failures and dealing with them or by refuting claims that it believes to be inaccurate. Another way is to stalk the publishers… → Read More

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Meet the activists who created an ever-growing Google Doc of police violence across America

The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked weeks of ongoing protests against police brutality and injustice across the country and the world. Law enforcement agencies in the United States have responded to these public… → Read More

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You can see D.C.'s Black Lives Matter mural from space

Last Friday, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser commissioned a Black Lives Matter mural across two blocks of 16th Street in the nation's capital. Images of the yellow text on the street leading directly to the White House quickly started making… → Read More

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Trump threatened to "close" social media platforms after Twitter fact-checked him

President Trump is Mad Online again. After he fired off a couple tweets that contained false and misleading information about mail-in ballots, Twitter fact-checked the content of the posts (something that it has long been reluctant to do) and… → Read More

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SpaceX is launching two people into space. Here's everything you need to know

SpaceX has been launching rockets since 2008, regularly setting new milestones for privately funded and developed space travel. On May 27, the company will face its biggest test yet: becoming the first private space transportation service to bring… → Read More

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What will happen to the environment if we decide to abandon offices for good?

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, working from home was viewed as a perk. Now it has become a necessity. And as states begin to reopen and ease back into something resembling normalcy (for better or worse), more companies are considering keeping… → Read More

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A man in Singapore was sentenced to death over Zoom

The Supreme Court of Singapore sentenced a man to death via a Zoom call on Friday, the Singapore newspaper the Straits Times reported. The decision was handed down via the video conferencing app as the city-state remains largely in lockdown due to… → Read More

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New report says greenhouse gas emissions have dropped a staggering 17 percent during coronavirus

The decision by countries around the world to quarantine their citizens in order to slow the spread of coronavirus had an unintended side effect: one of the most significant short-term drop-offs in greenhouse gas emissions on record. According to a… → Read More

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Renewable energy is about to overtake coal for the first time in U.S. history, despite Trump's best efforts

While campaigning in 2016, Donald Trump promised he would save the coal industry. And since taking office, he’s done everything in his power to deliver on that promise. He's held rallies in coal country, touting his "Trump digs coal" mantra and… → Read More