How social networks are recruiting teenage extremists

In March, in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting, I tried to distinguish between internet problems and platform problems. Internet problems arise from the existence of a free and open network that connects most of the world; platform problems arise from features native to the platform. The fact that anti-vaccination zealots can meet online is […]

Manafort trial Day 6: Gates’s not so secret ‘secret life,’ Trump’s name debuts, and ‘WTF?’

Day 6 in the trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort featured a tense cross-examination by the defense of the prosecution’s star witness, former Manafort business partner Rick Gates.┬áThe defense chipped away at Gates’s credibility Tuesday on two fronts, questioning both the morality of his personal life and whether he was testifying on principle […]