The Confused States of America

The first month of the pandemic in the US   George Blecher The Trump administration’s failing response to COVID-19 has …

The business of disinformation

Judit Szakács   Disinformation is not always ideologically motivated. On the contrary, most fake news websites serve primarily to make …

The degradation of politics

Italy’s problem with hate speech   Anna Carola Freschi   The Italian far-right’s use of social media to inflame hatred …

Blind in one eye

The Hungary question and the European People’s Party   Jacques Rupnik   The list of signatories to the statement issued …

Why here?

A first-hand account of the COVID-19 losses from Bergamo, Italy   Paolo Barcella Not only the infected are in danger, …

We created this beast

The political ecology of COVID-19   Bram Ieven Jan Overwijk There is nothing ‘natural’ about the coronavirus pandemic: global capitalism …

Eastern exodus

Slavenka Drakulić Eastern members of the EU are experiencing extreme depopulation, due to a combination of mass emigration and low …

Gone viral

Covid-19 in the disinformation ecosystem Péter Krekó Patrik Szicherle From genocidal accusations to alleged cures, the coronavirus pandemic is accompanied …

A computer is all you need

How Big Tech – especially Digital Health – is eroding the social contract   Caroline Molloy Big Tech and its …

The end of anonymity

Daniel Leisegang The increasing use of facial recognition software by security services introduces a new era of surveillance. With it, …

Another media regime is possible

From the liberal public sphere to the information commons   Dan Hind   In response to political pressure, digital platforms …

Lies, fakes and deep fakes

Deceptions and scams in the age of Trump Sidney Tarrow   ‘Deep fakes’ are increasingly being used to damage the …