April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer.

The Industry
Oct. 5 2018 7:45 PMFacebook Employees Shouldn’t Be Surprised That an Executive Supported Kavanaugh at His Hearing. But They Should Be Mad.
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2018 4:25 PMThe Federal Government and California Are Officially at War Over Net NeutralityHere’s what happens next.
The Industry
Sept. 24 2018 3:21 PMHow SiriusXM’s Purchase of Pandora Could Change the Balance of Power in the Music Industry
The Industry
Sept. 20 2018 3:49 PMTrolls Are Still Tweeting Christine Blasey Ford’s Address, and Twitter Hasn’t Stopped It
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2018 4:12 PM3D-Printing Gun Pioneer Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault of a Minor
The Industry
Sept. 18 2018 11:21 AMTwitter Is Giving Its Most Rabid Users What They Want: A Reverse-Chronological Timeline
The Industry
Sept. 12 2018 5:23 PMReddit Just Banned a Bunch of the Message Boards Where the QAnon Conspiracy Theory Festers
The Industry
Sept. 7 2018 5:54 AMWho Amplified Q?Supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory are now showing up at Trump rallies and in the Oval Office. On Twitter, they’ve been getting a mysterious boost for months.
The Industry
Sept. 6 2018 4:00 PMThe Spotify EffectThe streaming era has transformed the way music—and money from music—is made, and cemented who holds most of the power.
If Then
Sept. 5 2018 4:33 PMWhat Streams May ComeIf Then on how artists are faring in the streaming music economy and what Justice Brett Kavanaugh could mean for the future of the internet.
If Then
Aug. 29 2018 4:11 PMTwitter Without the NazisThe founder of Mastodon on how he built an alternative social network, and why people are flocking to it.
Future Tense
Aug. 24 2018 1:45 PMInside Google’s Plan to Launch a Censored Search Engine in ChinaThe reporter who revealed the secret project shares what’s behind the internet giant’s ambitions—and why it may even have been kept hidden from one of Google’s founders.
Future Tense
Aug. 22 2018 5:44 PMIran’s Social Media Propaganda Campaign Was Bad at Both Propaganda and Social MediaWe found the tweets and they are … kind of weird.
The Industry
Aug. 21 2018 10:52 PMMassive Facebook Propaganda Campaigns Aren’t Just for Russia AnymoreThe social network revealed another Kremlin-backed disinformation effort—and three associated with Iran.
The Industry
Aug. 17 2018 5:19 PMThe Other Brains Behind Tesla and SpaceXEccentric, brilliant, and now troubled, Elon Musk is synonymous with his companies. Good thing he’s not the only one running them.
If Then
Oct. 3 2018 5:56 PMFact and Fiction on WikipediaThe Wikimedia Foundation’s executive director explains how the site’s volunteer editors fight misinformation and harassment.
If Then
Sept. 26 2018 5:47 PMReshuffling the Podcasting DeckHot Pod’s Nick Quah says the industry is on the precipice of big changes.
The Industry
Sept. 21 2018 11:48 AMThe New Media BaronsWhat Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan makes of the tech billionaires taking over the new business—including her boss.
If Then
Sept. 19 2018 5:39 PMTech Barons Are the New Media BaronsA conversation with the Washington Post’s media columnist about the billionaires buying news organizations—including her own.
The Industry
Sept. 18 2018 2:58 PMThe News Business May Need Tech Execs Like Marc BenioffBut it should fear them too.
Future Tense
Sept. 14 2018 4:47 PMMassachusetts Police Tweeted a Screenshot—and Accidentally Revealed They’re Watching Left-Wing Activist Groups
If Then
Sept. 12 2018 4:27 PMGoogle’s Real BiasesDespite what Ted Cruz might say, conservatives are not the communities most harmed in internet searches.
The Industry
Sept. 6 2018 4:45 PMTwitter Has Finally Banned Alex Jones
The Industry
Sept. 5 2018 7:43 PMWhy Does Facebook Always Need a Shove to Deal With Hate Speech?Kamala Harris’ grilling of Sheryl Sandberg got to a question at the core of Facebook’s moderation issues: Is hate profitable?
Future Tense
Aug. 30 2018 4:25 PMThe New Social Network Dodging Government Surveillance—and NazisThe founder of Mastodon is trying to build a social universe that can push back against data collection and white supremacists alike.
The Industry
Aug. 28 2018 9:27 AMSlate Is Joining a Journalistic Collaboration to Learn How Political Facebook Ads Are Targeting You. Help Us Out.
The Industry
Aug. 23 2018 3:46 PMHow Online White Supremacist Communities Are Celebrating Trump’s Tweet About White Farmers in South Africa
If Then
Aug. 22 2018 2:30 PM“No Results Will Be Shown”Google’s secret project to censor search in China.
The Industry
Aug. 21 2018 5:51 PMIs Facebook’s New “Reputation Score” Actually Scary?Here’s what we know about how it will work.
The Industry
Aug. 16 2018 6:21 PMFighting “Dehumanization” Is Not Good Enough to Fix TwitterThe company’s new buzzword is an important but easily misapplied concept. And it’s no replacement for actual values.

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