Trump's Controversial Tweets Are Nothing New for Baltimore
President Donald Trump's use of the the word "infest" in tweets to an African-American congressman to describe a majority-black city is part of a larger pattern.
Scientists Voice Their Support for Native Hawaiians Protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope
With the hashtag #ScientistsforMaunaKea, scientists are sharing their opposition to the construction of the $1.4 billion telescope on sacred land.
Twitter Will Remove Dehumanizing Content Against Religious Groups
The expansion of the social media company's hateful content policy doesn't go as far as initially promised.
What Happens if the Law Starts Treating Facebook and Twitter Like Traditional Publishers?
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.
Humans Are Frighteningly Good at Getting Used to Climate Change
New research finds that we normalize rising temperatures remarkably quickly.
It's Time to Abolish the State of the Union Address
The speech was once useful for setting legislative agendas, but the digital age has made it a mostly useless spectacle.
Tech Companies Aren't Just Donating to Democrats: A Look at Silicon Valley's Contributions to Republican Campaigns
Despite their reputation as strongly liberal organizations, the political donations of tech companies like Amazon and Google go both ways.
Tech Titans Battle Over San Francisco's Proposed Tax to Benefit the Homeless
Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, has pitted himself against Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter and Square, by spending millions of dollars to fund campaigns promoting the passage of a homelessness benefits initiative in the city.
PS Picks: Baseball Reckons With Racism on Social Media
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
Understanding Facebook's Failure to Deal With Hate Speech
A conversation with Siva Vaidhyanathan about why social media platforms aren't doing a better job at removing bigotry and misinformation.
Meet the Syrian Man Stranded at the Kuala Lumpur Airport for 91 Days and Counting
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.
Meet the Palo Alto Pastor Who Resigned After His 'Disgruntled, Beer-Burping' Tweets Caused Community Outrage
Gregory Stevens explains what happened when the community he'd called an "elitist shit den of hate" found out about his online life.
Are Foreign-Influenced Social Media Campaigns Part of the New Political Playbook?
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?
Can a Tweet Start a War? A Political Scientist Talks Trump.
A University of California–Berkeley professor explains the president's divisive rhetoric and the need for delicate diplomacy.