Tech, Data and Algorithms
From Ukrainians being mainly Jewish to allegations of black magic, hypnotism and colonising Africa, Oleksiy Pluzhnyk explores the Kremlin's exploitation of the conspiratorial mindset
Research by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate has found widespread acceptance of sexual violence against children in 'incel' communities
In Asia, a new movement for democracy has been gaining strength – but how can it enact change on the ground when it comes to corruption and authoritarianism?
Chris Hamill-Stewart explores how a decentralised network of meme-makers is subverting Putin’s online trolls
Matt Bernardini investigates the influential academic website Swiss Policy Research which claims to expose 'geopolitical propaganda' but seems more intent on spreading it
Facebook and Twitter are both failing to deal with hateful allegations that the LGBTIQ community is grooming children, as the far and mainstream right join forces
Harvey Pitt looks at the role social media has played in Kenya's 2022 election and finds that the social media giants are failing to learn from the errors of the past
Sascha Lavin explores how branding beats ideas in the Tory leadership election
CJ Werleman's Twitter account has been banned in India, along with a number of other prominent journalists. Why is the social media giant complying with the Modi regime's requests?
Sam Bright unpicks the spin surrounding the high-profile defamation case
Networked harassment, parasocial relationships and good old fashioned misogyny have all turned a domestic abuse into a spectator sport as part of the #MeToo backlash, says Sian Norris
A new report reveals the horrifying abuse sent on Twitter to America's first woman of colour Vice President – but such racist hate is becoming normalised in the US
How is the modern media environment emboldening people who want to destroy popular social justice campaigns for their own personal gain?
Former Labour MP Ian Lucas explores how digital campaigning and Big Tech has driven a coach and horses through the UK’s historically robust electoral rules
EXCLUSIVE ‘Wipe Jews Off the Face of the Earth’: Racism and Antisemitic Slurs of Viral YouTuber Exposed
A recording exclusively obtained by Byline Times exposes YouTuber and Infowars alumnus Paul Joseph Watson using racist, homophobic and antisemitic slurs