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When the lines between fantasy, desire, action and intent have been so blurred, the thought itself becomes the crime.

As the feminist blogosphere expands in both size and influence, women from a wide spectrum of society are finding their voices and audiences as never before.

Al Jazeera English's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin explains how social media facilitates political movements in the Arab world.

At the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform, Markey energized a crowd with talk of keeping the Internet open, fair and free.

At the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform, Malkia Cyril calls for a social merger, the consolidation of people's voices, to challenge the moneyed interests which currently control Washington and the country's media policy.

While the press grapples with how to make Internet journalism profitable, social media is creating a more inclusive and democratic media.

The Internet has revolutionized journalism: not only has it put the powers of production in the hands of the audience, but it has also drastically increased participation in a previously exclusive profession.

My Monster, My Self

With our tiny screens and cellphones, we have become prosthetic gods, the whole world in our handhelds. Are we not also monsters?

WikiLeaks

For a healthy democracy, transparency is the best medicine.

Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus is the latest monotonous revery about the Internet social revolution. Evgeny Morozov punctures that bubble.

Blogs

Google is one of the most important “publishers” in the world, and the company’s lucrative algorithm reveals a picture of the future of profitable content.

February 22, 2013

Newsweek is out of print and other magazines have drastically cut back, but titles like Mother JonesThe Nation and now The New Republic are carrying the torch of independent journalism—and thriving.

January 31, 2013

You could call Girls groundbreaking artistic work. You could also say it’s Internet trolling elevated to an art form.

January 28, 2013

Facebook's new program will allow anyone to search for, say, "Chinese residents who have family members that like Falun Gong."

January 27, 2013

This week: the realities of sex work, Western interventionism and Canada is really cold. 

January 25, 2013

Two movies on the group have already drawn criticism from their subjects.

January 24, 2013

The prosecution of Aaron Swartz was about more than “hacking,” and we need to remember that.

January 18, 2013

Lawrence Lessig, a friend and mentor of Aaron Swartz, discusses the circumstances of Swartz's death and the government's culpability.

January 15, 2013

The Internet rightly takes the magazine to task for the article, which ran under a small disclaimer and a large The Atlantic logo.

January 15, 2013

Although Governor Deval Patrick said it won’t affect his choice of a replacement, the petition drive could raise pressure to involve citizens in the process.

January 14, 2013