James Ball is an award-winning freelance journalist who has previously worked at the Guardian and Buzzfeed. He tweets @jamesrbuk
Fakery has been a proud internet tradition for years, why didn’t the social network think it could happen to its ad protections?
In his new book Should I Stay or Should I Go, James Ball answers the tricky questions posed by some of our most popular songs. Here are two of them.
Online data security is fundamentally broken, and the more we link accounts the worse it will get.
The over-hasty reports that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had resigned play into the hands of those stoking distrust of the media.
The ECHR ruling is a perfect opportunity for opposition parties, who could be on the cusp of government or coalition, to propose real reform.
The difficulties he would face governing a hostile party make him very much the Conservative Party equivalent of Jeremy Corbyn.
The Labour leader has some sensible ideas on the BBC, Freedom of Information, and funding local journalism.
The pointing to the other side by those defending themselves against accusations of prejudice does nobody any favours.
If think tanks won’t be open about their donors, they shouldn’t be allowed charitable status.
Much of the focus has been on Cambridge Analytica and Brexit, but a solution to the publisher vs platform debate is vital.