Internet

How healthy is the internet?

New report focuses on privacy and security, openness, digital inclusion, web literacy and decentralisation.

Internet Health Report 2018: The threats faced by online users

Facebook

Facebook removes 135 accounts linked to Russian troll farm

The move comes as the social media platform faces criticism because of alleged mishandling of data.

Facebook removes 135 accounts linked to Russian troll farm

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.

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?