dissent

tech-power

Trump Can’t Block People He Doesn't Like on Twitter, Appeals Court Says

A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that President Trump cannot silence people on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.
Sarah Emerson
7.9.19
fake news

We Talked to Fake Rex Tillerson About Fake News

“People, including the media, like believing what is easy to believe.”
Sarah Emerson
2.2.17
Twitter

A Conversation With the Rogue National Park Service Twitter Account

We interviewed the anonymous people behind the viral @AltNatParkSer Twitter account.
Sarah Emerson
1.27.17
Tinder

Spies Use Tinder, and It's as Creepy as You'd Think

The story of the “Tinder infiltrator”.
Dia Kayyali
11.15.16
Stuff

How to Manipulate the Media as a Political Outsider

We spoke to 'Shooting Hipsters' author Christiana Spens about rethinking dissent in the age of PR.
Kit Caless
4.19.16
politics

This App Would Let Dissidents Share Video When Governments Shut Off the Internet

The ideal app for dissent spreads and mutates offline.
Jordan Pearson
11.4.15
Baseball

Brain Doping, Baseball, and a Supreme Court Justice's Crystal Ball

About 10 percent of MLB players are allowed to use cognitive-enhancing drugs. This is happening with MLB's full consent. How did we get here?
Ryan M. Rodenberg
2.23.15
News

Is Occupy Hong Kong Coming to an End?

If somebody doesn't step up to readjust Occupy Hong Kong's paradigm—and soon—the movement will surely flatline.
Brendon Hong
12.2.14
Dear Artists

How to Change the World Through Art (or Not)

Comedian and artist Casey Jane Ellison has some thoughts on the art world, and how <i>you</i> can change the world through your art... or your photoshopped nudes.
Casey Jane Ellison
10.15.14
world cup 2014

World Cup on the Wall: Brazilian Graffiti Artist Tags Dissent

Social issues have loomed large in the background of this year's World Cup in Brazil. Såo Paolo-based graffiti artist Paulo Ito serves as an artistic muse of the Brazilian people amidst the chaos of FIFA's omnipresence.
VICE Sports
7.11.14
Stuff

Aaron Swartz and 21st-Century Martyrdom

Brian Knappenberger's documentary <i>The Internet's Own Boy</i> speaks to Aaron Swartz's martyrdom and a deep strain of malevolence in American culture.
Matt Stoller
7.9.14
News

After a Police Dog Bit His Leg, This Protester Was Jailed Thanks to a Cop's Testilying

The expensive consequences of New York City's heavy-handed approach to policing protest have been on display lately, with video evidence playing a key role. But what happens when there's no footage to disprove shady testimony from corrupt cops?
Nick Pinto
6.25.14
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