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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a meeting of the National Confederation of Industry in Brasília, Brazil, on Dec. 7, 2021.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a meeting of the National Confederation of Industry in Brasília, Brazil, on Dec. 7, 2021.

Bolsonaro Is Already Undermining Brazil’s Upcoming Election

The populist president and his devotees are casting a dark cloud over the October vote.

Protesters rally over energy prices in Kazakhstan.
Protesters rally over energy prices in Kazakhstan.

How Western Media Framed Kazakhstan’s Protests

A complicated conflict was reduced to an easy narrative of riots and chaos.

A picture taken on Sept. 4, 2019 shows logos of social networking websites Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, displayed on smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France.
A picture taken on Sept. 4, 2019 shows logos of social networking websites Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, displayed on smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France.

The Real Threat to Social Media Is Europe

The EU is passing legislation that will weaken free speech laws beyond the breaking point.

A resident watches a TV screen showing news about Russia’s war in Ukraine at a shopping mall in Hangzhou, China, on Feb. 25.
A resident watches a TV screen showing news about Russia’s war in Ukraine at a shopping mall in Hangzhou, China, on Feb. 25.

Ukraine Exposed the True Danger of Chinese Censorship

The Chinese public has been inoculated against outside information.

A mass grave is exhumed by local authorities as they attempt to identify the bodies of civilians killed during the Russian occupation in Bucha, Ukraine.
A mass grave is exhumed by local authorities as they attempt to identify the bodies of civilians killed during the Russian occupation in Bucha, Ukraine.

Russia’s Ukraine Propaganda Has Turned Fully Genocidal

Egged on by the language of annihilation and extermination, Russian soldiers have become willing executioners.

People in Moscow check their phones for information in the days after Russias's invasion of Ukraine.
People in Moscow check their phones for information in the days after Russias's invasion of Ukraine.

West Seeks to Pierce Russia’s Digital Iron Curtain

Governments and media sites are finding creative ways to get the truth about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war to regular Russians.

Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov
Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov

Russia’s Media Is Now Totally in Putin’s Hands

The destruction of independent outlets is rooted in post-Soviet problems.

Then-U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists during a news conference about his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic at the White House in Washington on July 22, 2020.
Then-U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists during a news conference about his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic at the White House in Washington on July 22, 2020.

Donald Trump’s History Book

Journalists have written the “first rough draft of history,” but now it is historians’ turn to assess a most unconventional presidency.

Women and children from Ukraine, including a mother carrying an infant, arrive at the Medyka border crossing near Medyka, Poland, on March 4.
Women and children from Ukraine, including a mother carrying an infant, arrive at the Medyka border crossing near Medyka, Poland, on March 4.

The Problem With Coverage of Women in War

Stereotypes “permit and exacerbate conflict,” experts say.

A black-and-white photo of soldiers in trench coats and hats read newspapers.
A black-and-white photo of soldiers in trench coats and hats read newspapers.

Americans Have Never Wanted the Truth

A new history of fakery in U.S. journalism shows the public has always had an appetite for fake news.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks during the daily White House press briefing in Washington on Feb 11.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks during the daily White House press briefing in Washington on Feb 11.

Why Is the Wartime Press Corps So Hawkish?

The United States’ most reputable media outlets have a long history of tilting toward military action.

A demonstrator poses with an installation depicting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during a protest in London on Oct. 25, 2021.
A demonstrator poses with an installation depicting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during a protest in London on Oct. 25, 2021.

4 Reasons Why Putin’s War Has Changed Big Tech Forever

The conflict has permanently upended how the major platforms do business.

Russian journalist Oksana Baulina killed in Ukraine
Russian journalist Oksana Baulina killed in Ukraine
A video from a German neo-Nazi band is seen on YouTube on Aug. 27, 2007, in Berlin.
A video from a German neo-Nazi band is seen on YouTube on Aug. 27, 2007, in Berlin.

When Hate Goes Viral

Publicizing attacks and exploiting social media is the new normal for terrorism.

The Russian and Chinese presidents pose for a photo.
The Russian and Chinese presidents pose for a photo.
People protest for political reform and the release of political prisoners in Kazakhstan.
People protest for political reform and the release of political prisoners in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Can’t Torture Its Way to Stability

Until the Tokayev regime shows remorse for its brutal crackdown, the country’s reforms won’t bring progress.

A hand holds a cell phone showing the Netflix app with an alert message.
A hand holds a cell phone showing the Netflix app with an alert message.

Will Russia Chase Out Big Tech?

The Kremlin’s battle with foreign tech companies didn’t begin in January.

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi remotely speaks at the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi remotely speaks at the U.N. Human Rights Council.

China’s Propaganda Over Ukraine Is Shifting and Uncertain

Beijing is backing Moscow—but less so than in the early days of war.

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