My new book, Mistrust: Why Losing Faith In Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them, comes out from W.W. Norton this November. In it, I… Read More »#iftheygunnedmedown Six Years Later, and Just as Vital – an interview with activist C.J. Lawrence
My friends at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia have just published a new paper from me on the topic of digital public infrastructures.… Read More »Digital Public Infrastructure… and a few words in defense of optimism
Roughly ten years ago, as phones became smartphones and Facebook and Twitter began their rise towards ubiquity, a fundamental social shift took place: the majority… Read More »Who Filters Your News? Why we built gobo.social
Remember Mastodon? In April 2017, there was a wave of excitement about Mastodon, a federated social network begun in October 2016 by Eugen Rochko, a… Read More »Mastodon is big in Japan. The reason why is… uncomfortable
One bit of good news for those thoroughly freaked out by the Trump presidency: there’s anger, passion and drive on the left that’s unprecedented in… Read More »Stop saying “fake news”. It’s not helping.
Some research from our lab, the Center for Civic Media, because it’s fun and something I’m glad we produced. In the US, NFL football is… Read More »Race, Fame and Ability: untangling media coverage of NFL QBs