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A year ago today, the United States Supreme Court overturned the decades-old ruling in Roe v. Wade, wiping out the federal right to abortion care in the US. But as history has shown, abortions do not simply stop because laws change—they go underground, where it’s less safe for the people who seek them.
One of those subterranean places is the messaging app Telegram, where the number of groups and channels offering sales of abortion pills like mifepristone has grown substantially over the past 12 months, a WIRED investigation found. Sellers using apparent pseudonyms offer the drugs for around $135, on average, but there’s no guarantee that the pills buyers receive are what they say they are.
Even if you have no plans of patronizing a Telegram drug market, there's no escaping the artificial intelligence boom. If the doomsayers are correct, society is about to be inundated with AI-fueled misinformation, deepfakes, and more. But psychologists say humanity is simply not mentally ready for this new era, and researchers have only begun to explore what it means for our brains to live in a "post-truth world."
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