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Welcome to Sunday's Big Revolution. If you're a regular reader, you know the drill – lots of great we
November 25 · Issue #273 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution. If you’re a regular reader, you know the drill – lots of great weekend reads to help fill your day.

Big things you need to know today
  • The UK Parliament has seized confidential documents relating to Facebook’s API policies. The highly unusual move relates to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and follows Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to attend a hearing held by politicians from seven countries. No concrete word yet on whether the documents contain any smoking guns.
Big weekend reads
The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die
Ever wondered how authoritarians erode the free press? The example from Hungary explains how it worked there – and could easily work in your country, too.
The BBC Is Fighting Against Russian Disinformation With A News Service In Serbia
As follow-on from the article above, here’s what the BBC is doing in Serbia – apparently at the suggestion of the British government.
Lean Out
Kara Swisher on Facebook’s latest crisis. While Sheryl Sandberg might deserve some of the blame, the different public attitudes to her and Mark Zuckerberg are yet another example of male privilege in tech.
Roundabouts Are Slowly Conquering the American Midwest
This is from last month, but a good read about how American is gradually discovering the joy of roundabouts.
One big tweet
Click through to watch the video…
Omar Najam
I replaced the Amazon can you feel it commercial music with the theme from Winter Soldier
That’s all for today...
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