Do people really want personalised ads online?
Our new polling of social media users in Germany and France reveals people are uneasy about the way they are profiled and targeted with ads.
One month on from the insurrection at the Capitol, our view on how to redeem social media
The online repercussions of the US Capitol riots put the power and reach of Big Tech in the spotlight. We now need action to tackle the platforms' role in enabling political division and extremism
Facebook banned new political ads in the week before the US election. We took a closer look
What effect did the ban on new political ads actually have in the lead up to the election? The short answer suggested by our analysis: hardly any at all
Who micro-targeted political ads more - the Trump or Biden campaign?
We believe that targeting online political ads to small groups of people harms democracy. So we wondered how the Trump and Biden campaigns had been targeting their ads on Facebook during the 2020 presidential election. Do they predominantly target ads to a wide group of people or to lots of narrow groups of people?
Who runs the world... Big Tech?
Yesterday’s US House Judiciary hearing into the dominance of the four most powerful tech companies in the world came at a pivotal moment. Never before have we seen such huge power of ‘Big Tech’, in terms of their reach, wealth and market dominance