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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?

Soldiers involved in the "Collateral Murder" video have come forward to tell their story.

The Sherrod controversy "was a ginned-up, fabricated story,” The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel explains on The Today Show. “And this country can’t afford this kind of fake journalism.”

Blogs

It’s time for some men on Twitter to handle criticism better.

October 12, 2012

The parallel universe of right-wing conspiracy e-mail smears. 

September 25, 2012

Looking to find out how to register your vote? These social media apps can help. 

September 21, 2012

The selective censorship of “Innocence of Muslims” in Libya and Egypt “reeks of paternalism.”

September 14, 2012

Twitter messages are bubbling up to the President.

September 10, 2012

 With campaigns and partisans gaining narrative-shaping clout, journalists' role is shrinking.

August 24, 2012

A young woman turns the political moment into musical parody.

August 22, 2012

An insurance giant battles the Internet.

August 16, 2012

The new goal for political reporting appears to regard truth as irrelevant.

August 6, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012