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Mike Solana’s Pirate Wires is a media company reporting at the intersection of technology, culture, and politics. Every Tuesday, he publishes a news digest, and every other week, deep dive analyses of current events. And his team publishes three to five deep dives, weekly, on topics including the evolving status of our information ecosystem, mind-bending developments in tech, media distortion, government regulation, and a healthy dose of Twitter drama. All of it’s free. Subscribe here.

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Tech Civil War

legendary media meltdown the night that twitter died (it didn't die), the girl who cried stochastic terrorism, and titans of tech at war

The Kia Boy Crime Wave

kids are stealing cars in historic numbers, bragging about it online, and taunting their victims. the police are basically helpless.

Choose Good Quests

ready player one. what did you get done this week?