Siva Vaidhyanathan
Siva Vaidhyanathan

Siva Vaidhyanathan is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and the director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Googlization of Everything—and Why We Should Worry.

The Industry
Dec. 20 2018 3:53 PMFacebook Workers Are the Only Ones Who Can Hold Facebook AccountableThe scandal-ridden social network is unanswerable to regulators, users, and investors. For now, only its talent has the power to force change.
Future Tense
June 12 2018 11:00 AMThe Three Major Forms of Surveillance on FacebookDespite the promises Facebook makes to its users, there are many ways that it ensures users lack control over their information.
July 28 2015 11:11 AMChecked OutThe Library of Congress has let itself become obsolete. It needs a new leader who can steer it into the digital age.
June 27 2012 2:12 PMA Much Higher EducationUVA has its president back. But the fight to save our universities has only just begun.
March 23 2011 5:33 PMGoogle BlockThe Google Books settlement should teach the company humility. It won't.
The Industry
Nov. 14 2018 11:49 PMFacebook Is a Normal Sleazy Company NowAfter the 2016 election, the social network obscured its problems and fought dirty against its critics. Thanks to a stunning report, we know how.
Future Tense
March 20 2018 7:00 PMFacebook Was Letting Down Users Years Before Cambridge AnalyticaAnd not even a prescient crackdown by federal regulators stopped it.
Sports Nut
July 23 2012 6:17 PMPenn State’s Second ChanceThe NCAA’s punishment is for the best. The school can prove it is a university, not a football program.
Hey, Wait A Minute
June 15 2012 7:30 PMStrategic MumblespeakEr, UVA’s Teresa Sullivan was fired for what?