Gilad Edelman

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What Social Media Needs to Learn From Traditional Media

Government regulation will never fix everything wrong with online discourse. The industry needs to develop professional norms—just as journalism once did. On October 10, 1999, The Los Angeles Times published a special issue...

Google Is Getting Caught in the Global Antitrust Net

As more governments force US tech companies to change how they do business, one case in Turkey cuts to the heart of the search giant’s power.Being a global company has its perks....

Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Fix Social Media’s Trust Issue?

A new study finds that small groups of laypeople can match or surpass the work of professional fact checkers—and they can do it at scale.Social media misinformation outrage cycles tend to go...

Facebook Quietly Makes a Big Admission

The company’s new approach to political content acknowledges that engagement isn’t always the best way to measure what users value.Back in February, Facebook announced a little experiment. It would reduce the amount...

Lina Khan’s Theory of the Facebook Antitrust Case Takes Shape

With a beefed-up complaint, the Federal Trade Commission explains precisely why it thinks the social media giant is an illegal monopoly.When federal judge James Boasberg dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit...

How an Obscure Green Bay Packers Site Conquered Facebook

The social media giant's new transparency report mostly succeeds in showing the extent of its spam problem.The Green Bay Packers play in one of the tiniest media markets in the NFL, with...

Facebook’s Reason for Banning Researchers Doesn’t Hold Up

The company says privacy concerns forced it to block access for a team of academics. Whose privacy, exactly?When Facebook said Tuesday that it was suspending the accounts of a team of NYU...

Who’s Winning the War Between Biden and Facebook? Fox News

Misinformation on the cable channel may be responsible for more vaccine hesitancy than the social network. The White House and Facebook got into a feud over the past few days after President Biden...

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