By Freddie Hayward
Like Big Pharma and Big Tobacco, the phrase suggests a growing awareness of the outsized influence of these companies – and a desire to address it.
By Kath Swindells and Georges Corbineau
In a major investigation, the New Statesman data team has analysed thousands of records from a decade of federal lobbying, to see how the major tech players wield influence at the heart of the US legislature.
By Gavin Jacobson
The film-maker’s new series Can’t Get You Out of My Head explores why the age of individualism has left us uncertain, anxious and distrustful.
By Eleanor Peake
A new report highlights the negative impact social media has on adolescent girls. But how worried should we be?
By Ben van der Merwe
Influential accounts posting baseless voter fraud claims have largely been spared suspension in Twitter’s latest purge.
By Ruth Chang
If we can’t teach machines to internalise human values and make decisions based on them, we must accept – and ensure – that AI is of limited use to us.
By Dominic Ponsford
Residents of 23 local authorities in the UK have no local news provision, creating a democratic deficit with real-world consequences.