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How to survive the digital age
Author and podcaster Douglas Rushkoff wants a new fight against “anti-human” technologies
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It's all over social media, but it’s also a dangerous cosmetic surgical procedure.
Is Russia trying to sway the European elections?
Russian disinformation could influence the vote, the EU says. Is the threat exaggerated?
How YouTube decides what you should watch
The secrets of YouTube’s powerful algorithm in the words of a former company insider.
When threatening private messages go public
How graphic and threatening messages on Facebook were exposed by university students.
The volunteers fighting hate on Facebook
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The 23-year-old fixing the world of online debate
How do you get people to talk to each other politely on the internet?
The man who kick-started the Egyptian revolution
Wael Ghonim was behind a Facebook page that called people to Tahrir Square in 2011.
How scammers took advantage of #BlueForSudan
“Sympathy scammers” are exploiting online support for Sudanese protesters.
The Emirati women fleeing their faith and family
Why are women from the United Arab Emirates fleeing their country?
Is YouTube to blame for the rise of flat Earth?
The social media giant is accused of promoting videos arguing the Earth isn't round.
How influential is a pro-Trump conspiracy theory?
We find out how QAnon may affect next year’s US presidential election.
What happens after you go viral?
Two stories about social media storms. What happened after the crowds moved on?
Can YouTube be trusted?
YouTube responds to accusations it has allowed harmful content to spread on its platform.
The people who want humans to stop having babies
Who are the “anti-natalists” and why do they want the gradual extinction of humanity?
Facebook’s market for illicit antiquities
Do platforms like Facebook facilitate the illegal trafficking of art and artefacts?
We were promised a baby on Instagram
How a scammer used social media to promise babies to adoptive couples.
Living with China’s social media censorship
How do Chinese social media users navigate government censorship?
The hunt for red mercury
A substance with allegedly magical properties is being sold online…only it doesn’t exist.
Algeria’s disinformation battle
Fake news and web trolls have been shaping the conversation about Algeria's future.
The problem with the viral celery juice ‘cure’
An influencer claims he can help cure chronic illnesses by getting advice from spirits.
How worried should we be about deepfakes?
It’s been a subject of scary headlines, but what’s the truth about fake video technology?
Can an algorithm be racist?
An artificial intelligence expert says the internet is dividing us and making us angrier.
Cuba’s digital revolution
Cubans are getting online – so how is the internet transforming this communist country?
Why Greek activists are telling tourists to leave
How an anarchist enclave in Athens started a conversation about gentrification.