Category: Internet

Adam Entous: Private Mossad for Hire

Inside an effort to influence American elections, starting with one small-town race

Various Contributors: Venezuelan News Site Latest Victim in Facebook Censorship

Facebook has removed the page of yet another media outlet. This time, it’s not a far right fringe network like Infowars, but “Venezuela’s only independent, grassroots leftwing English media platform,” the outlet, Venezuela Analysis, noted on Twitter

Mathew Ingram: In 2019, will the tide turn against Facebook and social media?

Could this be the point at which public opinion finally begins to turn and people to delete their accounts, or at least stop using the service so much?

Derrick Johnson: NAACP Launches Boycott of Facebook

Platform Is Unhealthy for African Americans & U.S. Democracy

Julian Vigo: The World Google Controls and Surveillance Capitalism

We need to stay informed about the encroachment of big business and social media corporations in our private lives and the depths to which the private sector can farm information

Giri Sreenivas: It’s time to take back your data

To safeguard our privacy, we need a decentralised internet where personal data is no longer stored on massive servers owned by a handful of corporations

Maria Ressa: How Facebook Aids Authoritarians

Interview on Duterte’s deadly “war on drugs,” his affinity for Donald Trump, and his weaponization of social media

Jeff Cohen: The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About

In the latest installment of “Scheer Intelligence,” Jeff Cohen plumbs a range of topics, including the myriad failures of our political press and the Blue Wave election that wasn’t quite, as well as the future of the progressive movement. No matter how many congressional seats it ends up flipping, he contends, the Democratic Party is Read more…

Rashad Robinson: Color of Change

Facebook Retaliated Against Protests by Pushing Anti-Semitic, Anti-Black Narratives

Faisal Khan: The Weaponization of Social Media

The technologies and social media platforms (such as Twitter and Facebook) that once promised to enhance democracy are now increasingly being used to undermine it

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