April Glaser
April Glaser

April Glaser is a Slate technology writer.

The Industry
Aug. 14 2018 10:56 AMYouTube Is Adding Fact-Check Links for Videos on Topics That Inspire Conspiracy Theories
If Then
Aug. 8 2018 3:00 PMEmbracing Deplorable StatusA conversation with the Daily Beast’s Will Sommer on QAnon, Pizzagate, and why so many Trump supporters are falling for online conspiracy theories.
The Industry
Aug. 6 2018 9:32 AMApple Banned Alex Jones and Infowars, and Spotify and Facebook Followed SuitUpdate: And YouTube, too.
If Then
Aug. 1 2018 3:00 PMDon’t Call Them Flying CarsThe former head of “urban aviation” at Uber says they’re coming. The question is how soon.
Science
July 31 2018 3:29 PMThe Worst Fires in Recent California HistoryThe Carr fire is even more alarming when you put it in context.
The Industry
July 26 2018 6:31 PMFacebook Just Suffered the Largest Single-Day Value Drop in Wall Street History
The Industry
July 26 2018 7:40 AMFacebook’s Scandals Are Finally Starting to Hurt Its Business
If Then
July 25 2018 3:20 PMF*** NewsThe press has to cover “fake news.” That helps it take hold.
Future Tense
July 20 2018 4:56 PMThis Time, the Government Says It Will Tell Us if a Foreign Power Is Trying to Muddy Our Election With Disinformation
Future Tense
July 19 2018 1:36 PMRepublicans Just Refused to Spend More to Secure States’ Vulnerable Election Systems
The Industry
July 13 2018 12:58 PMFacebook Won’t Make the Bed It Lies InIt’s a problem that the social network won’t ban organizations like Infowars. It’s an even bigger problem that Facebook is so large that society might need it to.
Future Tense
July 9 2018 11:46 PMBrett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination Is Bad News for an Open Internet
Science
July 6 2018 3:40 PMThe Ousting of Scott Pruitt Is a Victory for WhistleblowersExposing his misdeeds was an act of bravery and conscience—and a huge personal risk.
If Then
July 5 2018 10:42 AMThe Supreme Court Doesn’t Understand the InternetWhat Anthony Kennedy’s retirement could mean for online speech, privacy, and antitrust.
Future Tense
June 28 2018 6:34 PMCalifornia Just Passed the Strictest Online Privacy Bill in the Country
The Industry
Aug. 11 2018 1:06 PMHow White Supremacists Planned Their Rally in D.C.They were banished from their old online hubs and abandoned by many of their allies. Here’s what that tells us about the white-power movement in 2018.
The Industry
Aug. 6 2018 9:21 PMAlex Jones Gets to Declare a Real Info War NowAnd by waiting years to crack down on the conspiracy theorist, tech companies were asking for it.
Future Tense
Aug. 1 2018 5:37 PMHomemade Guns Are a Much Bigger Threat Than 3D-Printed Firearms3D-printed guns are expensive, hard to make, barely work, and not worth lawmakers’ recent vitriol.
Future Tense
July 31 2018 6:34 PMFacebook Just Removed a Cluster of 32 “Bad Actor” Fake Accounts and PagesBut it’s not blaming Russia yet.
Future Tense
July 27 2018 4:59 PMFacebook Temporarily Banning Alex Jones Plays Right Into His Hands
The Industry
July 26 2018 4:23 PMThe Shape of Mis- and DisinformationIt spreads in different ways on different platforms. And we’re still coming to grips with how to deal with it.
The Industry
July 26 2018 5:57 AMSinclair’s Speeding TicketThe FCC effectively doomed the right-leaning broadcaster’s expansion. But it left the door open for more trouble for local journalism.
The Industry
July 24 2018 10:53 AMAlphabet Is Making So Much Money That Its Record Fine From the EU Is Barely a Speed Bump
The Industry
July 19 2018 6:23 PMRepeat After Me: Facebook Is an Ad BusinessOf course Mark Zuckerberg congratulated President-elect Trump.
Future Tense
July 13 2018 8:19 PMWhat the Latest Mueller Indictment Reveals About Guccifer 2.0, the “Lone Hacker” Who Was Really a Group of Russian Agents
If Then
July 11 2018 3:28 PMThe Surveillance State’s Eyes at the U.S. BorderTechnology is reshaping law enforcement on the border and at home—not always for the better.
The Industry
July 7 2018 3:15 PMElon Musk Is Trying to Aid the Thai Cave Rescue by Sending His Engineers and Brainstorming on TwitterCould it actually help?
The Industry
July 5 2018 3:35 PMFacebook’s Political Ads Are Still a Black BoxSo far, the company’s effort to make its election-related ads more transparent—and keep Russian propaganda out—isn’t nearly good enough.
The Industry
June 28 2018 10:24 PMMilo Yiannopoulos Posted a Threatening Instagram About Journalists, and the Social Network Left It Up for Hours
The Industry
June 28 2018 4:02 PM“A Collective Aghastness”Why Silicon Valley workers are demanding their employers stop doing business with the Trump administration.

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