Zeynep Tufekci

How social media took us from Tahrir Square to President Donald Trump

To understand how digital technologies went from instruments for spreading democracy to weapons for attacking it, you have to look beyond the technologies themselves.

YouTube, the Great Radicalizer

[Commentary] It seems as if you are never “hard core” enough for YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. It promotes, recommends and disseminates videos in a manner that appears to constantly up the stakes.

It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

[Commentary] The rules and incentive structures underlying how attention and surveillance work on the internet need to change.