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Social media news and analysis from The Nation
November 21, 2017
Fake News and the Death of Democracy in Cambodia
Forget tanks and rifles. Like other autocrats, Cambodia’s Hun Sen uses fake news to justify oppression.
November 7, 2017
Trump’s Comprehensive Guide To Denial
Everything’s fine and none of it is his fault.
October 25, 2017
US Double Standards in the New Cold War
The mainstream American political-media narrative, which powerfully influences the possibility of war or peace with Russia, is dangerously unbalanced.
Stephen F. Cohen
October 23, 2017
Russian Trolling of US Social Media May Have Been Much Greater Than We Thought
The latest revelations from inside Russia heighten concern over Moscow’s Internet “troll farm.”
October 20, 2017
Sexual Harassment Law Was Shaped by the Battles of Black Women
Their stories should guide us in propelling the #MeToo momentum forward.
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October 12, 2017
In Facebook We Antitrust
The social-media giant’s reach and power are unprecedented.
Micah L. Sifry
September 29, 2017
The Lives and Deaths of ‘The Village Voice’
After 62 years, the alt-weekly has stopped its print run. But some still see life in it yet.
September 27, 2017
Are Russia’s ‘Friends’ Hiding in Your Facebook Feed?
How Russian trolls tried to organize anti-immigrant rallies, and more.
August 23, 2017
How Maxine Waters Became a Heroine for the Trump Era
When it comes to challenging Trump, the congresswoman from California says, “I’m gonna take off the gloves and I’m gonna put my career on the line.”
August 7, 2017
Our Russia Fixation Is Devolving Into an Assault on Political Discourse
A new project by the German Marshall Fund claims to track the influence of foreign propaganda—but warps reality to accommodate an alarming new Russophobia.