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.
Taking Trump Down Has Exposed Social Media’s Inherent Contradictions
Capitalism is making decisions that democracy should.
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.
7 Reasons Why Silicon Valley Will Have a Tough Time With the Biden Administration
The coziness between Washington and Big Tech is over.
Drug Cartels Are All Over Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok
Latin American criminal gangs have embraced social media and messaging platforms to spread narco culture and sell drugs.
How to Judge Facebook’s New Judges
The social media company’s search for consistent rules has been long, winding, and entirely self-defeating.
In Fight for Florida’s Young Latinos, Social Media Becomes the Battleground
Young Cuban Americans have turned the internet into a political battlefield in this must-win swing state, but the Cuban American vote is even more pro-Trump now than in 2016.
Tinder Is the Latest Social Media Battleground in Thai Protests
Authorities are struggling as protesters break anti-monarchy taboos.
YouTube Hatemongers Are India’s New Stars
Misogynistic, nationalistic rants get creators rewards—and bans—on social media.
Why Is the United States Effectively Banning WeChat and TikTok?
Apps are just the latest frontier in the U.S.-China contest. Washington is signaling to global firms the risks of doing business with Beijing.
TikTok Really Is the Central Front in the U.S.-China Tech War
The video app has gone viral worldwide—and will set the precedent for how free societies handle China’s social networks.
Twitter Got Lucky With the Great Bitcoin Heist
The social media giant’s security failures could have allowed far more damage.