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What role should the social platform play as the feminist movement continues to grow?

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement is it?

Angry Birds

By monitoring apps such as Twitter and Angry Birds, British and US spy agencies can determine users’ age, location, marital status and more.

Tablet reader

With the rise of the Internet, we’re no longer simply passive readers at the mercy of someone else’s idea of how to organize the world.

Verizon store

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to enforce net neutrality rules.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Blogs

The election is over, but President Obama is already tapping his campaign e-mail list to press Republcans into a tax retreat.

December 10, 2012

Will Facebook conversations mobilize workers to strike?

November 21, 2012

The (deliberately) funny campaign videos were all on the Obama side of the 2012 race and each, in its own way, may have helped him (a little) in gaining victory.

November 9, 2012

The presidential campaigns have different voter targets and different approaches for turning them out.

November 5, 2012

There are unusual battle lines in a major progressive dispute over the future of the powerhouse website Change.org.

October 28, 2012

The explosion of online mockery over Mitt Romney’s binder comment at the debate reveals a bigger problem.

October 17, 2012

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