Since 2010, the Benton Foundation and the New America Foundation have partnered to highlight telecommunications debates from countries outside the U.S.
Stories from Abroad
The received wisdom was once that a unified, unbounded web promoted democracy through the free flow of information.
Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced dramatic gains in internet use in recent years.
A major US telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc.
In the US and European Union, a series of two-decade-old legal provisions dating to the web’s early days allow internet companies to host content posted by users without being legally responsible for it.
Facebook, Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel Ltd.’s Ugandan unit, and Mauritius-based Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group laid nearly 500 miles of fiber-optic cable across the isolated northwest of Uganda. The project, begun in early 2017 and com
A new battle for cellular airwaves is under way as governments around the world start to auction off spectrum for mobile coverage that could power near-instant video downloads and help run factories, control gadgets and navigate driverless cars.
Public health officials say that using text messages, social media platforms, and other digital tools can be key in both tracking the health care behavior of people and disseminating lifesaving information during emergency situations. During publi
Rep. Pallone to Tech Giants: Are Foreign Agents Using Social Media Platforms to Influence the Kavanaugh Nomination?
House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.
Vice President Mike Pence amplified the charge leveled by President Donald Trump recently, saying China has used covert actors, front groups and propaganda in an attempt to sway US public opinion. "To put it bluntly, President Trump's leadership i
Facebook faces $1.6 billion fine and formal investigation from Irish Data Protection Commission over massive data breach
The Irish Data Protection Commission has opened a formal investigation into a data breach that affected nearly 50 million Facebook accounts, which could result in a fine of up to $1.63 billion.