Buhari’s Authoritarian Twitter Ban Continues to Silence Nigerians
Meanwhile, Nigeria teeters on the path to failed statehood.
Facebook’s Taliban Ban Will Prove Costly for Afghans
Why the tech giant is on the wrong side of history yet again.
China Fires Back at Biden With Conspiracy Theories About Maryland Lab
Since Washington launched the Wuhan lab leak investigation, Beijing has been pushing bizarre narratives.
Lina Khan Has Her Own Antitrust Paradox
As the Federal Trade Commission chair, the best thing she can do to regulate tech is nothing.
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Has a Lesson for Big Tech
The social media company faces tough questions in talks with the government to restore access to 40 million users.
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is Another Sign Dictatorship Is Back
A hasty and extralegal restriction has been imposed by an increasingly tyrannical president.
Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship
Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes.
Beijing Is Trolling Biden Over Gaza
China’s wolf warrior diplomacy has discovered the Middle East, catching Washington unprepared.
Is Facebook a Failed State?
In deciding what to do about Donald Trump, the platform’s own “Supreme Court” punted.
Extending the Trump Ban Won’t Heal Facebook’s Deeper Sickness
Apple cutting the social media giant off from iPhone user data could force a healthy change.
Why America’s Trillion-Dollar War on Terrorism Couldn’t Defeat Boko Haram
A new book emphasizes the perils of social media campaigns and the limits of military intervention in saving Nigeria’s Chibok children.
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.
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.
China Ends the Clubhouse Spring
Beijing has blocked the social app after a brief flowering of open discussion.
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.