Influence

oligarchy

Obama's Wealthy Donors Are Losing Their Grip on Democrats

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are trying something different.
Matt Taylor
2.25.19
Radio Motherboard

Listen to Radio Motherboard on Facebook’s Reckoning with American Nazis

What Facebook's internal guidelines around hate speech say about how the company operates.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.29.18
Where Do You Think You're Going

London Police Say They're Still Obligated to Arrest Assange

On Friday, Swedish prosecutors said they dropped their preliminary rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. But that doesn't mean he can just leave the embassy.
Joseph Cox
5.19.17
Premieres

Tove Lo and Wiz Khalifa Keep the Spirit of 420 Alive With the Taylor Gang/TM88 Remix of "Influence"

420 will never end if we have anything to say about it.
Phil Witmer
Alex Robert Ross
4.27.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Solange Had Her Twitter Followers Make Her a Kanye/'The Wiz' Mash Up, Because She Felt Like It

The fans willing to do your bidding are just a perk of the job of Being Solange.
Lauren O'Neill
4.6.17
Spaceman

Meet the Republican Congressman Obsessed With Sending America Back to the Moon

Congressman Bill Posey has introduced the same bill over and over again directing NASA to prepare a return lunar landing mission. Will Trump finally make it a reality?
Shannon Stirone
2.27.17
Passing Gas

Republicans Want to Let Oil Companies Waste Gas on Public Lands

GOP lawmakers want to remove a rule forcing companies to capture waste gas. If that happens, it could cost taxpayers $23 million a year in lost revenue.
Grennan Milliken
2.10.17
Cambridge Analytica

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
Hannes Grassegger & Mikael Krogerus
1.28.17
jobs

How to Get Stupid Rich From Your YouTube Channel

"If this fucking thing tells my digital legion of fans and haters to buy Frito Lay products without my consent I'm gonna fucking kill myself."
Megan Koester
4.3.16
Interviews

Aléatoire Is Making Beautiful Songs About Your Miserable Relationship

The Montreal producer and singer Ariane Zita are turning fun topics like betrayal, infidelity, and vengeance into jazz-pop gems.
Greg Bouchard
3.1.16
News

How Putin's American Fixers Keep Russian Sanctions Toothless

Amid carnage in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has kept his financial interests chugging along pretty much unscathed.
Lee Fang
7.24.14
Motherboard Blog

Get What You Want from People by Making Them Think They Have a Choice

Remember, "freedom is slavery."
Austin Considine
2.8.13