Document of the Week: Facebook Disappoints Authorities—Again
The doctored Nancy Pelosi video hardly marks the first time the social media giant has faced backlash. Consider Germany in 2015.
German Politics Discovers YouTube
A blue-haired 20-something music-mashup influencer has sent Angela Merkel’s party into a tailspin.
Can the EU Save the Internet?
Europe’s new rules put creators and consumers back in the driving seat.
Christchurch Has Seen Trauma Before—Just Not Like This
The quiet New Zealand city has endured natural disaster. But until March 15, it had never faced an unnatural one.
The Dark Web Enabled the Christchurch Killer
The attack in New Zealand was inspired in part by the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, but the real threat is lone wolves lurking in the far corners of the Internet.
How to Regulate the Internet Without Becoming a Dictator
The British model of filtering data rather than content can protect citizens while preserving an open internet.
Zimbabwe Crackdown Saps Hopes of Reform
The violence is a blow to Zimbabweans who hoped for greater freedom of expression in the post-Mugabe era.
How an Internet Impostor Exposed the Underbelly of the Czech Media
When politicians own the press, trolls have the last laugh.
The Internet Is Going To End Up Like Greece
When the big players get away with open fraud, trust disintegrates.
The App Destroying Iran’s Currency
Iranians are using the messaging app Telegram to spread fake news about the rial—and make a profit for themselves.
Net Neutrality’s End Will Let Power Eat the Internet
Information is getting more centralized as online norms fracture.
The Return of the Pentagon’s Yoda
Can Andrew Marshall, the U.S. military’s longtime oracle, still predict the future?
China’s Lessons for Fighting Fake News
What Washington should—and shouldn’t—learn from Beijing’s example.
America Needs a Blockchain Strategy ASAP
The technology behind cryptocurrency can keep the United States safe—but only if the country takes advantage of its head start.
The New Economy’s Old Business Model Is Dead
Tech companies are used to pairing big revenues with small labor forces. But they’ll soon be forced to become massive job creators.
Africa’s Attack on Internet Freedom
While Washington turns a blind eye, autocrats across the continent are muzzling their citizens online.
Iran’s Ban of Messaging App Hurts Economy at Pivotal Moment
Rights group says app was widely used by businesses and even government offices.
North Korean Internet Users Shun Facebook and Google for Chinese Alternatives
A new report sheds light on how a tiny fraction of North Koreans browse the open web.