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The expansion of the social media company's hateful content policy doesn't go as far as initially promised.
The little-known provision that empowers tech companies to experiment with new ways of imposing and enforcing norms on new sites of discourse could be changed.
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Despite their reputation as strongly liberal organizations, the political donations of tech companies like Amazon and Google go both ways.
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A conversation with Siva Vaidhyanathan about why social media platforms aren't doing a better job at removing bigotry and misinformation.
Trapped in an arrivals hall in a Malaysian airport, Hassan Al Kontar has the vagaries of the modern global systems of asylum to blame. To pass the time, he narrates his strange new life through selfie videos.
Gregory Stevens explains what happened when the community he'd called an "elitist shit den of hate" found out about his online life.
Foreign governments, taking a page from the Russian election playbook, have begun to realize the outsized impact subliminal social media campaigns can have on Americans. Have social media campaigns become the new lobbying de rigueur?
A University of California–Berkeley professor explains the president's divisive rhetoric and the need for delicate diplomacy.