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Democrats and Republicans in Congress have asked sharp questions of social media CEOs as lawmakers consider changes to landmark internet legislation. Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP

What is Section 230? An expert on internet law and regulation explains the legislation that paved the way for Facebook, Google and Twitter

A terse piece of legislation from 1996 has been credited with creating the internet as we know it – and blamed for the flood of misinformation and other ills that have come with it.
Calling people out for problematic acts — like sexual harassment or racist comments — can lead to them being cancelled. (Shutterstock)

Can we cancel ‘cancel culture?’

Cancel culture has exploded due to social media’s amplifying powers, society’s deep divisions and difficulties redressing longstanding inequities.
The rally – fed by citizen-spread misinformation and disinformation – that turned into the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection. Jon Cherry/Getty Images

We are all propagandists now

America’s public sphere is broken because propaganda has replaced political communication. How did we all become propagandists?
A fan at the All Blacks v Fiji test match in New Zealand, July 17. GettyImages

Fijians harness the fundraising power of social media as their government struggles with the COVID-19 crisis

With COVID-19 surging and the state resisting a lockdown, Fijians turn to ‘solesolevaki’ — working together for a common cause — to fill the gaps.

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