When Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wanted to reach out to those who opposed the attempted coup last week, he didn't dial-in to a government-supported media outlet.
More than three decades after the worldwide communications network was born, David Clark and Yochai Benkler say they’re deeply concerned that the Internet is headed in a dangerous direction that its founders never intended.
According to author Micah Sifry, the promise of the Internet's early days hasn’t exactly been realized.
The recent resignation of Reddit's CEO, cheered by thousands of her site's users, and many other battles over standards of decency and taste in online communities illustrate how the Internet is starting to grapple with — and question — the principle of unlimited free speech it was founded upon.
It used to be that if you wanted to go online in Nigeria, you had to stop by an Internet cafe. But as more and more people get access to smartphones, the cafes are becoming a thing of the past.