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Oxford Study: Political Data Mining Companies are Manipulating Elections Around the World

August 2, 2018

An extensive new Oxford University study shows that governments, political parties, and NGOs spend well over half a billion dollars around the world to influence elections and public opinion, most of it in a completely unregulated and secretive manner. We speak to the study’s co-author, Samantha Bradshaw

Congress’s ‘Show Trial’ of Big Tech over Russia

November 7, 2017

Twitter, Facebook, and Google were brought before Congress last week over claims about Russian use of their platforms to influence the 2016 election. We speak to Yasha Levine, author of the forthcoming “Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.”

Twitter Bans RT and Sputnik Ads, Who’s Next?

October 26, 2017

Twitter has announced it will ban advertising from the Russian-backed media outlets RT and Sputnik. We speak to journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal

Should Social Media Ads Be Regulated?

October 4, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into alleged Russia’s interference in the U.S. election has raised the larger question of how to handle social media advertising, particularly false or misleading ads

Trump vs. Sessions: A One-Sided Twitter War

July 27, 2017

“All of this is particularly bizarre because the Trump administration is having enormous difficulty getting any of its supposed agenda done, and the only person who is actively implementing the Trump agenda is Jeff Sessions,” says white-collar criminologist and economist Bill Black

Surveillance State

October 12, 2016
Promotional materials obtained by civil rights organization show Geofeedia tapped social media feeds to track activists on behalf of police in Baltimore and Ferguson

Liberation or “Asylum for Neoliberal Values?” Competing Visions of Black Politics

January 12, 2016

Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report, discusses this past weekend’s Black Radical Tradition Conference at Temple University

Should People Boycott Israel?

December 16, 2013
Journalist and author Ali Abunimah says that the endorsement of BDS by the American Studies Association (ASA) does not target individuals, only academic institutions complicit in denying the rights of Palestinians

How the Working Class Can Fight Corporate Giants

December 3, 2013
Leo Panitch: In light of increasing low-wage worker protests, organized labor needs to shift its focus to class unionism, which encourages worker solidarity across industries

Americans Living in Poverty

November 14, 2013
Census reveals new poverty figures near 50 million.