Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened a military operation in Syria's Idlib province after unsuccessful talks with Russia over the rebel-held region. China has expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters after the paper ran an opinion piece calling the country "the real sick man of Asia." And Utah's state Senate has voted to decriminalize polygamous marriage.
OZYfact: Billionaire Democratic presidential contender Tom Steyer has already made nine trips to South Carolina, appeared at more than 50 events and spent over $18 million in ads ahead of the state's Feb. 29 primary. Read more on OZY.
We heard you! This week we asked: Do you think the European Union should impose controls on Facebook and other social media platforms? OZY reader Gina H. does: "Algorithms are damaging public confidence and tearing at the fabric of 'civil' society, while playing into the hands of autocracies."