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“It made me look like I was in a ransom video”: Inside the chaotic world of Zoom punditry

Our talking heads live in homes—probably nice ones. Why all the weird Zoom backgrounds?

By Suchandrika Chakrabarti  

Video calling, the real winner of the lockdown, has given us more glimpses into other people’s homes than we could have ever hoped—and what’s the first thing we do when we peer past the face in the box, and take in the landscape behind? We judge. As Michael Gove discovered this month, we’ll spot the David Irvings and the Ayn Rands stacked above the television and…

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