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March 22, 2021
The Importance of Logging Off
How Neera Tanden’s hard-punching tweets knocked her right out of Joe Biden’s cabinet.
February 23, 2021
A Defense of Neera Tanden’s Tweets (but Not of Neera Tanden)
The one thing that the Senate cannot stomach is telling the truth about the Republican Party.
January 25, 2021
The High Cost of Quieting Down Trump
In a misguided effort to create the illusion of balance, centrist institutions are silencing voices that make conservatives mad.
January 22, 2021
Twitter and Facebook Just Proved That Deplatforming Works
The peaceful protests on Inauguration Day show what happens when social media companies
refuse to let white supremacists use them to organize and incite violence.
January 13, 2021
Tech Giants Can’t Be Trusted to Police Speech
The job of regulating incendiary discourse belongs to democratically elected governments, not powerful private interests.
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October 13, 2020
One Weird Trick for Destroying the Digital Economy
Tim Hwang thinks we should burst the bubble of the ad-supported internet before it’s too late.
October 6, 2020
How ICE Became a ‘Propaganda Machine’ for Trump
Internal communications exclusively obtained by
show that ICE has singled out journalists and social media users for retaliation.
August 11, 2020
How Did the Internet Get So Bad?
, an account of the last 30 years of online life, reminds us the Internet didn't have to become what it is today.
June 15, 2020
Tom Cotton Is Not a Free Speech Martyr
Addicted to the culture-war story line, pundits keep whitewashing a dangerous call to unleash the military on American citizens.
May 29, 2020
Trump’s Twitter Tirade Is the Tantrum of a Troll
Social media probably does need public regulation—but make no mistake, Trump’s latest move is a would-be tyrant’s attack on truth-telling.