Private companies facilitate an unprecedented global sharing of information and ideas. Social and search platforms in particular have become primary sources of news and information (and disinformation) for hundreds of millions of people. With that role they have also become
In these last days before the Trump Administration, I want to add a very brief and very late word about why I believe President Obama would be right to grant Edward Snowden a pardon. The U.S. Government indicted him for
During the week of November 14th, I conducted an official mission to Turkey. During the mission, I requested visits with many detainees held for reasons related to their exercise of the freedom of expression. Although I was able to visit
Here are some takeaways from the news about “fake news”: false stories propelled Donald Trump’s presidential victory, undermined the peace deal in Colombia, and contribute to ethnic violence in Myanmar. Facebook is to blame, with Twitter and Google distant abettors.