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Why The Internet Loves the Suez Canal Stuck Ship Saga

It's a moment that managed to put Bernie Sander's mittens, jokes about poor driving skills and timeless office humor into one.Initially, it was the weirdness of a ship stuck in the Suez Canal, single-handedly growling world trade in a world…

Fixing What the Web Broke

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on weekdays.The January riot in the U.S. Capitol showed the harm that can be done if millions of people believe an election was stolen, although there is no…

China Censors the Web. So Why Doesn’t Russia?

MOSCOW - Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the Kremlin-controlled RT TV channel, recently called on the government to block access to Western social media.She wrote: "Foreign platforms in Russia must be closed."Your choice of social…

Reddit, the Speak of the Web, Raises $250 Million

SAN FRANCISCO - Reddit announced Monday that it raised $ 250 million in new funds to valorise the social news startup at $ 6 billion, increase user growth and double its workforce.The investment is a shot in the arm of Reddit, which has…

What Web Censorship Appears Like

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on weekdays.We have seen the internet enlarge the best and the worst of us. Abdi Latif Dahir, who writes on East Africa for the New York Times, has covered…