‘It’s digital colonialism’: how Facebook’s free internet service has failed its users

Free Basics, built for developing markets, focuses on western corporate content and violates net neutrality principles, researchers sayFree Basics, Facebooks free, limited internet service for developing markets, is neither serving local needs nor achieving...

How U.K. Is Taking on Tech Firms After Attacks: QuickTake Q&A

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May launched another assault on social media networks after seven people were killed and 48 injured in a terrorist rampage in London on June 3. May said the U.K. will...

The global rise of nationalism is a threat to Nelson Mandela’s achievements | Graça...

Graa Machels late husband spent his life fighting for freedom and human rights. Those democratic freedoms are now under threat from the rising tide of populismThis week has been particularly emotional for me. The...

‘Don’t do this’: Is Twitter making a ‘HUGE mistake’ in the fake news fight?

CNN and Fox will hire people solely to flag each other's tweets. — Smoking_Cyberman (@UKISOCIETY) June 29, 2017 Begun, the flag wars have https://t.co/FHDvJ4nfkP — Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) June 29, 2017...

Facebook expands its hate-fighting counterspeech initiative in Europe

Facebook has launched a third counterspeech initiative in Europe, partnering with the not-for-profit Institute for Strategic Dialoguefor the launch of theOnline Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI), which is aimed at tackling online extremism and...

How social media saved socialism

Forget the idea that Twitter and Facebook are bad for democracy. Bubbles can be beneficial, and help emerging movements unite against the elitesSocialism is stubborn. After decades of dormancy verging on death, it is...