Facebook showed this ad to 95% women. Is that a problem?

From Vox. How algorithmic ad targeting can segregate us. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: https://www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o In 2019, Facebook settled a lawsuit with civil rights groups following the revelation that advertisers using their platform could use the…

Why Washington, DC isn’t a state

From Vox. The US is closer than ever to getting a 51st state. Could it actually happen? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO On June 26, 2020, the US House of Representatives voted to make America’s capital city, Washington, DC, the country’s 51st state. It was a historic vote, and the closest the country has come…

How humans are making pandemics more likely

From Vox. It’s never been easier for animal pathogens to spill over into humans. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Over the last 40 years, disease outbreaks among humans have become more and more frequent. The majority of those diseases are zoonoses, or diseases that originated in animals, like Ebola, West Nile virus, and probably…

Why the US has so many Filipino nurses

From Vox. The US colonized a country and built a labor supply. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Filipino nurses have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus in the US. That’s because they make up an outsized portion of the nursing workforce. About one-third of all foreign-born nurses in the US are Filipino. Since 1960,…

Why America’s police look like soldiers

From Vox. Why are the police bringing military assault rifles to protests? And where did they get them? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Across the country, Americans protesting racial injustice and police brutality – the overwhelming majority of them peacefully – have been met by police forces that look more like an army. Officers have…

Why all Americans should honor Juneteenth

From Vox. An historian explains the history and significance of the holiday. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Note: This video was previously titled, "Juneteenth, explained." The title has been changed to better reflect the video’s content. When American schoolchildren learn about chattel slavery in the US, we’re often told it ended with Abraham Lincoln’s signature…

Why this font is everywhere

From Vox. How Cooper Black became pop culture’s favorite font. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO There’s a typeface that has made a resurgence in the last couple of years. It’s appeared on hip hop album covers, food packaging, and advertising. Perhaps you know it from the Garfield comics, Tootsie Roll logo, or the Pet Sounds…

Why it’s so hard to get unemployment benefits

From Vox. It’s not the computers. It’s the politicians behind them. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Millions of Americans across the country have lost their jobs. But whether or not those people can get the unemployment benefits they deserve actually depends on where they live. In some states, more than two thirds of jobless people…

Protests aren’t what they look like on TV

From Vox. What protest news coverage does — and doesn’t — show you. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have ignited protests around the world. Those protests have dominated news coverage. But when it comes to communicating the protests’ scale, character, and purpose, a lot of that…