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MAPlight.org, a Berkeley-based online watchdog, is breaking ground by using technology to track how political contributions shape legislation.

The Iraqi government bans news footage of street carnage and the Pentagon blocks soldiers' access to YouTube and MySpace. Can we assume from this that the surge is going badly?

Will rural America become roadkill on the information superhighway?

Media bigwigs are taking a beating as bloggers challenge their accuracy, integrity and transparency.

As bloggers gain strength as the political voice of the left, how can they compete with well-funded mainstream media?

Viacom, NBC and NewsCorp./Fox are waging war against Google in a high-stakes scramble to cash in on the unmined riches of the Internet. At what cost to us?

Antiwar activists are using the video-sharing site to reach new audiences and counter mainstream media bias.

Russian blogs are flourishing as alternative media and launchpads for an emerging civil society, but corruption and government manipulation are flourishing as well.

John Edwards's netroots flap only proves that Democrats should tap into bloggers' energy and learn to manage their passions.

In Egypt, bloggers have cracked into a tightly sealed state monopoly on information dissemination.

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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

 Eric on the royal Internet "we" and Reed on this summer of political sequels. 

July 6, 2012

 “Artists who turncoat and exploit other artists—I have no words.”

June 22, 2012