Ad-Tech Watchdog “Check My Ads” Fights Disinformation + Hate Speech

This non-profit is on a mission to empower the public by making ad-tech mechanisms more transparent

As one of the most alarming threats to public safety around the world, disinformation is a growing issue with violent consequences. From galvanizing the US Capitol Hill riot to inciting hate toward Asian people during the pandemic via “China Flu” rhetoric, disinformation (aka purposefully crafted, false narratives) perpetuates hate and bigotry. While people typically look to social media when pinpointing the source of fake news, …

A Flower For You

Fiele Fragrance’s limited edition release A Flower For You pays homage to Ron Finley, a horticultural activist who aims to turn food deserts into food sanctuaries that overflow with high-quality produce and healthier eating options for locals. To reflect his harmonious connection to nature, the fragrance is rooted in earthy aromas (namely, sustainably sourced Hawaiian sandalwood and Atlas cedar) which are balanced by delicate notes …

Seven Oft-Overlooked Queer Activists

Pride season, as Them says, oftentimes doubles as queer history month. While many people are aware of significant names like Harvey Milk, Martha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, there are countless lesser-known individuals who played (and continue to play) vital roles in fighting for rights, representation and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs to Harry Hay and Victoria Cruz, Them has created …