Nation Topics - Internet and New Media
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WikiLeaks has embraced the ethics that guide traditional news outlets' disclosure of secrets. It should be afforded the same protections.
The latest WikiLeaks dump has corroborated, in part, what sources recently told The Nation about covert military actions in over seventy-five countries.
The Internet is critically vulnerable to capricious government shutdown.
Gladwell's critique of online organizing mistakes the tools for the strategy—and encourages people to abandon a vital force to defend democracy just when we need it most.
Perhaps, once the United States recovers its moral bearings, it will be ready to recognize the bravery of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.
As Facebook continues to shape norms online and set the bar for aspiring start-ups, it is worth remembering the premise that it was built on.
WikiLeaks is not the one-off creation of a solitary genius, and with or without Julian Assange, it is not going away.
It’s hard to get charged up for a fight on behalf of net “neutrality.” But decisions made now about how we communicate online could warp every political debate in the future.
There was a brief moment when it seemed the evidence of civilian killings, military cover ups and widespread lack of accountability contained in the WikiLeaks documents would spark a genuine inquiry into US conduct in Afghanistan.
The right is using the internet and social networking sites to make stuff up about undocumented immigrants. On The Rachel Maddow Show, Melissa Harris-Lacewell asks why the left isn't using these same tools to progressive ends?