Iran’s Information Minister Is Not the Solution. He’s Part of the Problem.
Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has been a key player in the Iranian government’s campaign of repression and censorship.
Thumb-Boat Diplomacy Could Undo U.S. Foreign Policy
It isn’t just Trump. All sorts of policymakers are using Twitter to promote their policies and condemn their adversaries.
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.
How Russia Sows Confusion in the U.S. Vaccine Debate
Not content to cause political problems, Moscow’s trolls are also undermining public health.
Justin Trudeau Lived by Social Media. Now He’s Dying by It.
The self-immolation of the Canadian government is rooted in the way it came to power.
Putin’s Public Enemy
The Kremlin is going after Russian rappers, but the government can't control a culture it doesn't understand.
Anti-Racism Groups Feel Tarred by Facebook’s Fight Against Fake Accounts
Latest discovery underscores challenge of countering disinformation campaigns.
Books in Brief: The Latest Reads on the Financial Crisis, the Rwandan Genocide, and What It Means to Be a Nation
Also: Works on India’s rise, the history of U.S. trade politics, and social media’s role in modern conflicts.
Tech Companies Are Ruining America’s Image
The United States has become identified with the global internet economy — for better and worse.
For Whom the Cell Trolls
A new book argues that modern wars will be won with phones and laptops rather than tanks.
American Democracy Is an Easy Target
Americans have become paranoid about foreign cyberattacks on their political system, but they have nobody but themselves to blame.
It’s Time for the State Department to Stop Throwing Money at Facebook
We need to demand accountability from social media companies — and from U.S. diplomats.
Facebook and Senate Panel Scuffle Over Russia Investigation
Even fake Russian accounts may have some legal protection.
Can Facebook — and the Republic — Solve the Fake News Problem?
Incendiary false news reports proliferated on the platform during the U.S. election campaign.
Twitter Just Suspended 235,000 Extremist Accounts. It’s the Ones Still Open That Are the Problem.
Accounts of many known terrorists remain open.
Spear Phishing in Tehran
Iranian hackers are increasingly using the tools of cyber-espionage against exiles and dissidents.
What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About Zimbabwe’s #ThisFlag Movement
It's not just on the internet and it's not just about President Mugabe.