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The Listening Post

Deleted, suspended, demoted: Censorship, Silicon Valley-style

A look at how the tech giants are policing their platforms and whether this amounts to a new kind of censorship.

The Listening Post

Headlines and hyperbole: Covering the Sergei Skripal story

The Skripal affair and the battle of narratives between Russia and UK; plus, Google and Facebook's censorship tactics.

Business & Economy

Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

In the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, an idea to offer digital skills to deprived youth is attracting hi-tech attention.

Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

Arts & Culture

Guardian of the 'beautiful Arabic language' remembered

An Egyptian poet and the host of the popular radio programme, Our Beautiful Language, Shousha would have been 82 today.

Farouk Shousha and the beautiful Arabic language

Google

Indian-American DNA biochemist remembered

Hailed for constructing the first synthetic gene, Har Gobind Khorana would have been 96 on January 9.

Har Gobind Khorana: Why Google honours him today

Women's Rights

Emma Ihrer: Why Google honours her today

The birthday of Emma Ihrer, seen as principal founder of Germany's proletarian women's movement, observed with a doodle.

Arts & Culture

The Hollywood star 'at the front lines' of WW2

Described as 'a wild original', Dietrich was a high-profile entertainer during World War II.

Marlene Dietrich: Why Google honours her today

Politics

Social media giants reveal Kremlin-backed posts in meddling probe

Lawyers from Facebook, Twitter and Google have revealed the social media posts they say Russia used to try to sway last year's US presidential election.

Facebook

US senators rips social media firms over Russian meddling

The lawyer for social media giant Facebook has admitted the company should have done more to pick up on Russia-linked meddling in last year's US election, but emphasised that it represented a very small portion of News Feed content.

Counting the Cost

Sexism in Silicon Valley

As Google finds itself in the centre of a gender gap media storm, we examine the prevalence of sexism in the workplace.

Science & Technology

Google fires employee who authored anti-diversity memo

Google fires engineer of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology.

Google fires employee who authored anti-diversity memo

Counting the Cost

Google versus the European Union

We look at what's at stake for Google after it was charged with violating the EU's antitrust laws.

Counting the Cost

The rise of the tech titans

A look at the tech giants' earnings as they are positioning themselves for greater influence over our digital lives.

Business & Economy

Auntie Ocloo: A Ghanaian celebrated globally

Founder of Nkulenu Industries, Ocloo started her business with less than a dollar and grew into a global inspiration.

Esther Afua Ocloo: Ghana's inspiring businesswoman

Google

J&J pulls ads from YouTube over 'offensive' videos

Johnson & Johnson the latest company to drop ads over fears content may appear alongside 'terrorism' and hate videos.

J&J pulls ads from YouTube over 'offensive' videos