The Current

The Current for December 12, 2018

Today on the Current: we talk to one of Time Magazine's People of the Year, Maria Ressa, about the power of social media to spread misinformation; a former ambassador says that the arrest of a former Canadian diplomat in China is latest in string of crises that suggest China "evades its responsibilities"; and the history behind the Myers-Briggs personality test.
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Today on The Current:

  • One of Time Magazine's People of the Year, Maria Ressa says the Philippines is a warning to the world about the power of social media to spread misinformation. She wants platforms like Facebook to take more responsibility. 
  • A former ambassador says that the arrest of a former Canadian diplomat in China is latest in string of crises that suggest China "evades its responsibilities."
  • Using the Myers-Briggs personality test is a way to engineer a workforce while appearing to care about employees' self fulfilment, says Merve Emre, the author of The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing.

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