Skip to main content
Created with Sketch.
TV & Radio
Food & Dining
Manage my Account
Mr. 80 Percent
STAT: The Readout Loud
Breaking News Alerts
Globe's Most Popular
Today in Opinion
Arguable with Jeff Jacoby
The Globe Investigates
This week in Weed
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Big Tech stepped up in the fight against far-right extremism. Where does it go from here?
These companies need to prioritize the protection of online communities from incitement to far-right extremist violence, to deliver effective moderation, and to prevent the abuse of their platforms.
Freedom of association and the Big Tech purge
Twitter and Amazon may be hypocritical, but whom to do business with is up to them.
It doesn’t take cold turkey for heavy tech users to disconnect
"As with most things, the key to saving ourselves from tech addiction is balance."
IDEAS | DAVID GOLUMBIA
Trump’s Twitter ban is a step toward ending the hijacking of the First Amendment
Tech companies and other digital advocates typically resist regulation by saying they’re standing up for freedom of speech. But they’ve been pushing a warped version of the idea.
Move fast and break things
Facebook, Google, and Twitter currently pose a danger to democracy. The government must break up the big companies, and philanthropies and public agencies should invest in new online public squares.
IDEAS | GREG M. EPSTEIN
My name is Greg, and I’m addicted to tech
Can new low-tech devices save us from ourselves, or will it take something more?
IDEAS | JOSH BERNOFF
Social media broke America. Here’s how to fix it
This is a path back to sanity from the toxic shattering of reality that Facebook, Twitter, and Google have visited upon us.
Cultivating a richer relationship with the plants of our world
A recent Ideas piece on developing truly green technologies stirred reminders of the impact we can make right in our midst.
IDEAS | LINDA RODRIGUEZ MCROBBIE
Plants will save us — if we help them do it
The seeds of truly green technologies are being planted now.
IDEAS | SARAH RUTH BATES
Q&A: The watchdog digging up big tech’s dirt
Katie Paul, who heads the Tech Transparency Project, helps to uncover what tech companies are doing behind the scenes.