Author Leonid Bershidsky


Yes, Russia abused Facebook, but did it work?

Russia’s propaganda operations during the 2016 US presidential election were broader than previously thought, but they don’t provide proof the influence campaign was as effective as the Kremlin may have hoped.


Gig-economy workers are the modern proletariat

Reports from the International Labour Organisation and the JPMorgan Chase Institute describe the plight of gig-economy workers who struggle to make even their countries’ minimum wage toiling for giant tech platforms.


Hey EU, how about going after Apple, too?

The European Commission had solid antitrust reasons for fining Google €4.3-billion for violations including the bundling of certain apps with the Android operating system – and for not going after Apple for similar behaviour. Yet, from a consumer’s point of view, Apple should get the same kind of attention.


Tech giants are stronger than Paul McCartney

The European parliament’s rejection of new copyright rules shows how difficult it is for regulators to compel the tech industry to pay for content that it uses for free. The parliament voted on Thursday to send a draft

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