Farhad Manjoo

The Online Ad Industry Is Undergoing Self-Reflection. That’s Good News.

On the one hand, there are some clear problems with how programmatic ads are placed. The industry is rife with complexity. This type of advertising is also quite new, so a lot of the machinery that runs the ad market is still in the works.

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It

One secret to longevity as a pundit is to issue predictions that can’t be easily checked.

Tech Policy, Too, Is Undergoing a Sea Change

Tech policy has undergone a huge change under President Donald Trump, but it doesn’t seem that a lot of the changes are getting much attention, considering everything else the administration is doing.

The Alt-Majority: How Social Networks Empowered Mass Protests Against Trump

We’re witnessing the stirrings of a national popular movement aimed at defeating the policies of President Donald Trump. It is a movement without official leaders.

Clearing Out the App Stores: Government Censorship Made Easier

There’s a new form of digital censorship sweeping the globe, and it could be the start of something devastating.

Tech Giants Seem Invincible. That Worries Lawmakers.

Nearly a year ago, I argued that we were witnessing a new era in the tech business, one that is typified less by the storied start-up in a garage than by a posse I like to call the Frightful Five: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet, G

For Millions of Immigrants, a Common Language: WhatsApp

Messaging app Whatsapp has quietly become a mainstay of immigrant life. More than a billion people regularly use WhatsApp, which lets users send text messages and make phone calls free over the internet.

While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks

Though Snapchat has overtaken Twitter in terms of daily users to become one of the most popular social networks in the world, it has not attracted the media attention that the 140-character platform earns, perhaps because journalists and president

How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth

Next week, if all goes well, someone will win the presidency. What happens after that is anyone’s guess. Will the losing side believe the results? Will the bulk of Americans recognize the legitimacy of the new president?

Live Streaming Breaks Through, and Cable News Has Much to Fear

Cable news has functioned as the harrowing background soundtrack to much of 2015 and 2016.