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Jihadi Digital Natives

Winter 2019P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking on how ISIS liked and posted its way to power

Netflix and Nil

Winter 2019James Poulos on why being online turns us into nihilists

How Tech Utopia Fostered Tyranny

Winter 2019Jon Askonas argues that authoritarians’ love for digital technology is no fluke — it’s a product of Silicon Valley’s “smart” paternalism

In Search of Lost Time on YouTube

Summer 2019Laurence Scott on how the platform takes us to places where we ache to go again

Tell Him Something Pretty

Summer 2019Robert Herritt on Deadwood's lowly view of reason

Making Friends of Trolls

Spring 2019Caitrin Keiper on finding familiar faces behind the black mirror

Imagine All the People

Spring 2019James Poulos on how the fantasies of the TV era created the disaster of social media

The Emergent Order of Twitter

Spring 2019Andy Smarick on why the platform should be fixed from the bottom up, not the top down

The Distance Between Us

Spring 2019Micah Meadowcroft on why we act badly when we don’t speak face-to-face

Do You Know Who Your ‘Friends’ Are?

Spring 2019Ashley May on why treating others well online requires defining our relationships