Counting the Cost

What is 5G technology and who benefits?

A look at how 5G technology could affect our lives and why an industry thirsty for new revenue streams needs it to work.

US & Canada

Open internet advocates in US pressure senators

Thinkful, a group that teaches web coding, has created an interactive map for voters to check candidates' positions.

Open internet advocates pressure US senators before midterms

Reporter's Notebook

Troll factories, bots and fake news: Inside the Wild West of social media

An in-depth look at the use of the internet to wage information warfare and the challenges to democracy posed by social media.

United Kingdom

UK hacking suspect wins appeal on extradition to US

Accused hacker Lauri Love wins appeal to avoid extradition to the United States, but could still face charges in the UK.

UK hacking suspect wins appeal on extradition to US

Counting the Cost

The big tech lash: Tech giants under scrutiny

Some of the world's biggest technology companies are facing off with regulators in what's being called a "tech lash".

Palestine

How the internet 'punishes' Palestinians

Tech giants Google, Airbnb and PayPal accused of shaping false narratives with policies in Palestinian territories.

How the internet 'punishes' Palestinians

People & Power

Disinformation and Democracy

A two-part investigation into the threats to democracy posed by fake news and propaganda on social media.

Reporter's Notebook

Facebook, Russian trolls and the new era of information warfare

The use of social media to influence the 2016 US presidential race and other recent elections has revealed new threats these platforms pose for democracy.

Internet

Rising internet shutdowns aimed at 'silencing dissent'

Governments around the world are increasingly cutting off internet access in the wake of people's protests.

Rising internet shutdowns aimed at 'silencing dissent'

Cameroon

Cameroon internet shutdowns cost Anglophones millions

In an attempt to quell criticism, the government of Cameroon continues to shut down social media and messaging apps.

Cameroon internet shutdowns cost Anglophones millions

United States

What's next in the net neutrality battle?

Critics prepare to legally challenge the Restoring Internet Freedom order saying it will block certain data streams.

What's next in the net neutrality battle?

The Listening Post

Deadly rumours: India's WhatsApp dilemma

We explore a dangerous, and at times deadly, trend in India's most widely-used messaging service.

Counting the Cost

Online streaming wars: Behind the Disney-Fox deal

With the purchase of 21st Century Fox, Hollywood heavyweight Walt Disney takes on technology titans in streaming wars.

Internet

What is net neutrality and why it matters

The FCC votes to end the 2015 Open Internet Order. Here's a guide to net neutrality and why it matters.

What is net neutrality and why it matters

Internet

Regulators vote to repeal US net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Agency decision ends era of open internet, which required unbiased data protections in the US.

FCC votes to repeal US net neutrality rules