A top European Union official says that X, formerly known as Twitter, is the biggest source of fake news. / Quartz

See also: A data-driven overview of populist, far-left and far-right parties in Europe from 1989 until 2022. / The PopuList

Amazon's new Cape Town headquarters is on a site so locally significant "it is not an exaggeration to call it ground zero for colonial dispossession in Southern Africa." / Africa Is a Country

In just a decade, China has amassed the world's largest coast guard fleet, and its patrol vessels often resemble warships. / The New York Times [+]

With elections looming, "China wants Taiwanese voters to think America is their greatest threat." / The Economist

Forty percent of all cases of American book-banning between July 2022 and June 2023 occurred in Florida, which overtook Texas as the state with the most bans. / PEN America

Temperature spikes due to climate change lead to a marked increase in the number of hospital visits for alcohol-related disorders in New York. / Communications Medicine

The year after the Black Lives Matter protests, companies in the S&P 100 added more than 300,000 jobs, and 94% went to people of color. / Bloomberg

In foodie circles, the egg has become the poster child for all-natural, accessible, "whole" foods—but orange yolks are mostly about aesthetics, not quality or flavor. / Eater

A diary details a search for all of Virginia Woolf's diaries. / The Paris Review

Making the argument that classical music is an underrated genre for working out at the gym. / InsideHook

Researchers find that crows can perform statistical reasoning. / Arstechnica

See also: "Rat girl summer has endeth, so cometh yearn girl fall." / i-D