Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin is a science journalist and a foreign correspondent who splits his time between London and the Middle East. He especially likes to write about controversial subjects within the worlds of science and technology.

Articles by Benjamin Plackett

04.05.19
Burned alive for using a smartphone
04.05.19

Burned alive for using a smartphone

In ISIS-held Iraq, an internet connection was an act of resistance.

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02.04.19
Russian spam accounts are still a big problem for Reddit
02.04.19

Russian spam accounts are still a big problem for Reddit

At least 89 subs have been targeted by Russian propaganda.

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11.14.18
Big tobacco's new marketing push: Smartphones, style and EDM
11.14.18

Big tobacco's new marketing push: Smartphones, style and EDM

Strict advertising rules call for fresh tactics.

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08.31.18
Unpaid and abused: Moderators speak out against Reddit
08.31.18

Unpaid and abused: Moderators speak out against Reddit

Keeping Reddit free of racism, sexism and spam comes with a mental health risk.

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