May 21, 2018

With the constant flood of headlines about Russian meddling in the U.S. election, many forget that nation-state manipulation of Facebook is a global problem, and a new coalition formed at the annual RightsCon conference in Toronto to keep this issue on Mark Zuckerberg'...

May 14, 2018

In his essay “It Is the Dark We Have to Fear,” Edward Albee wrote: “People don’t like the light — it reveals too much.”

As true for self-knowledge as for freedom of information, Albee’s observation is particularly urgent today in Turkey, the world’s leading jailer of jo...

December 12, 2016

Roughly a week ago, the creators of the B.S. Detector app -- a cheeky Google Chrome plug-in that attempts to identify suspicious information floating in Facebook's content streams -- received some tough criticism after their program wrongly labeled legitimate news site...

November 24, 2016

After the New York Times published an extensive, on-the-record, post-election interview with Donald Trump, the president-elect's airbrushers and apologists pushed a narrative that he retreated from his extreme campaign platform. CNN said Trump "has begun moderating som...

November 14, 2016

​​When Facebook first launched, it forced users to register under their real names to "keep our community safe." It urgently needs to adopt routine editorial standards of disclosure for exactly the same reason.

​Cigarettes have warning labels. Most food products come wi...

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