The social giant kicked off researchers studying how political ads can encourage targeted voter suppression, leaving citizens with little insight into how they’re manipulated on the platform.
Civil society cannot allow mistrust in institutions to become violent rebellion.
Donald Trump and the coronavirus are all-consuming topics. What will happen to the rest of the world’s issues?
Data misuse is a feature, not a bug—and it’s plaguing our entire culture.
Survivors of the Parkland massacre are getting a crash course in civics, and learning that corporations are more responsive to customer concerns than lawmakers are to their constituents.
Whatever Mark Zuckerberg says about human community or his legacy, his company is acting in its own interests—and against the public good.
“A public social media platform would have the civic mission of providing us a diverse and global view of the world.”
What will it take to design socio-technical systems that actually work?
The cryptocurrency is a powerful tool for early adopters and middle-class entrepreneurs, but it may not provide the opportunities in the developing world that its advocates claim.
When dolls and friendly robots can listen and respond to what people say, where's the line between personal assistance and mass surveillance?
Credit cards, banner ads, and fossil fuels are all simply passable business solutions that should be scrapped and replaced.
It's not too late to ditch the ad-based business model and build a better web.
Remixes from around the world show that what brings us together is more important than what divides us.
We need a range of social media platforms that connect us in different ways.
"It's incomplete, inaccurate in places, subject to systemic biases.... But it's also one of the wonders of the world."