Ukraine Cracks Down on Its Own Pro-Russian QAnon
With media bans and treason charges, well-financed conspiracy peddlers are being shut down.
Social Media Is an Intel Gold Mine. Why Aren’t Governments Using It?
“To platform or to deplatform” is the wrong debate.
Is “Speaking Your Truth” the New Alternative Facts?
Their many differences aside, both trends speak to a willingness to put personal experience over hard fact.
The Mice Who Caught the Cat—and Rattled the Kremlin
“We Are Bellingcat” charts the rise of the digital sleuths who have used open-source investigations to foil Russia’s intelligence agencies.
How 3 Women Broke Into the Uber-Macho World of War Reporting
“You Don’t Belong Here” celebrates three trailblazers who cleared the way for generations of female journalists.
Why Facebook Is Right to Pull the Plug on Australia
This isn’t about regulating Big Tech. It’s about fleecing foreigners for news that Australians no longer want to pay for.
Facebook vs. Australia: What Happens When Big Tech Comes for the News?
Lisa Davies, the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, talks to Foreign Policy about Facebook’s decision to block news for its users in Australia.
Ukraine’s President Finally Flexes His Muscles
Volodymyr Zelensky is taking on his country’s pro-Russian media machine. But can he emerge victorious?
Australia Is Ground Zero in the Global Battle Against Google
A proposed law would shake the global internet—and put the Biden team’s Silicon Valley friendships to the test.
China Ends the Clubhouse Spring
Beijing has blocked the social app after a brief flowering of open discussion.
Dead Men Don’t Testify
Even in death, billionaire Sheldon Adelson remains good for Israel's Netanyahu.
Why Rihanna and Greta Thunberg Are Taking on India’s Modi
Global celebrities are helping Indians to fight their government’s crackdown on dissent.
Give Everyone a Vote on Kicking Politicians Off Social Media
If platforms aren’t going to enforce their rules properly, they should go back to Athenian ostracism.
Taking Trump Down Has Exposed Social Media’s Inherent Contradictions
Capitalism is making decisions that democracy should.
Rwanda’s Rendition of a Hollywood Hero Confirms the Country’s Descent Into Dictatorship
Paul Rusesabagina is the latest dissident to be caught in the Rwandan ruler’s authoritarian net. Western governments must stop portraying President Paul Kagame’s repressive regime as a development success story.
Social Media Finally Broke the Public Sphere
Liberal democracies must work to recreate a sense of shared identity online.
Can Regulation Douse Populism’s Online Fires?
Social media’s manufactured hate needs solutions beyond censorship.