Selected writing and analysis on technology and human rights:

Outside the US, Elon Musk’s vision of a rules-free Twitter is expected to unlock violence and civil strife, Coda Story, April 2022

State AGs say Google’s ad business is violating antitrust law. What does that mean for the public interest?, Tech Policy Press, November 2021

Follow the money: to rein in Big Tech, lawmakers are right to focus on business models, Tech Policy Press, April 2021

Moving fast and breaking us all: Big Tech’s unaccountable algorithms (with Jie Zhang), Ranking Digital Rights, February 2021

It’s Not Just the Content, It’s the Business Model: Democracy’s Online Speech Challenge (with Nathalie Maréchal, Jessica Dheere), Ranking Digital Rights/New America, March 2020

Why is Twitter censoring Raúl Castro?,, September 2019

Netizen Report, Global Voices’ weekly roundup of tech and human rights news (lead editor, writer), 2013-2019

Access denied: How Uganda’s social media tax is turning news and information into luxury goods (with Afef Abrougui),, July 2018

Jogging through Tiananmen Square: What happens when Facebook meets China’s censorship regime?, Hong Kong Free Press, June 2018

Election Meddling Doesn’t Just Happen in the U.S.,, April 2018

The More We Connect, The Better It Gets — For Facebook, The New York Times, September 2017

Facebook’s Free Basics Doesn’t Connect You to the Global Internet — But It Does Collect Your Data (with Sarah West),, July 2017

Facebook Vows to Improve Real Name Policy. But How Far Will They Go?,, November 2015

Why is WikiLeaks Hosting Malicious Files?,, August 2015

Decoding the Digital Cold War, Americas Quarterly, May 2015

Cuba isn’t open just because America says it is,, April 2015

One year on, Ethiopian bloggers are still awaiting trial (with Endalk Chala), The Guardian, April 2015

Netflix is Coming to Cuba. But Will It Have Any Customers? (with Elaine Diaz),, February 2015

How Obama’s Policy Shift Will and Won’t Affect Tech in Cuba,, December 2014

Now Let’s Hear From the Users: Human Rights and the Global Internet Public, Center for Global Communications Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, April 2014

Stakes are High: Essays on Brazil and the Future of the Global Internet (editor, with Ronaldo Lemos and Monroe Price), Center for Global Communications Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, April 2014

US Power and the Not-So-Democratic Global Internet (with Eduardo Bertoni), Huffington Post, September 2013

Rationing the Digital: The Politics and Policy of Internet Use in Cuba, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, July 2013

The Politics of Internet Access and Expression in Cuba, Chicago Policy Review, October 2012