A selection of media appearances.
3/2021: I spoke with Mike Masnick for TechDirt podcast, episode 276.
3/2021: I was profiled by Dissent Magazine on my book, Silicon Values.
3/2021: I spoke to +972 Magazine about Facebook’s attempts to make the word “Zionist” hate speech.
3/2021: I spoke to the Washington Post about the “tech stack” and the impact of censorship on marginalized communities.
3/2021: I was quoted in a piece from Mic on what automation can and can’t accomplish in moderating speech.
3/2021: I spoke about internet shutdowns with WAKR’s This Week in Tech.
3/2021: I spoke about my work with the TBD: Technology By Design podcast.
3/2021: I spoke to Slate about Wikipedia’s new code of conduct.
2/2021: I was quoted in Pew/Elon University’s survey, The Digital New Normal 2025: After the Outbreak
2/2021: I spoke to MIT Technology Review to answer the question “what does progress mean to you?”
2/2021: I appeared on Greta van Susteren’s VOA show, Plugged In, answering the question “social media: who decides?”
2/2021: I spoke to the Decoding Hate podcast about my book and what should be done about the future of content moderation.
2/2021: I spoke with the New York Times about Facebook’s discrimination against small businesses that make clothing for disabled people.
2/2021: I commented to the Hindustan Times about Twitter’s history of complying with government demands.
2/2021: I presented my forthcoming book, Silicon Values, in conversation with Global Voices’ Ivan Sigal.
1/2021: I was cited by Democracy Now with respect to the New York Times firing of editor Lauren Wolfe.
1/2021: I spoke with Dutch publication fd. about the banning of Trump and much more.
1/2021: I spoke to the Washington Blade about the resignation of Michael Pack from USAGM and its impact on the Open Tech Fund.
1/2021: I participated in a conversation with Mathew Ingram on CJR Galley.
1/2021: My forthcoming book, Silicon Values, was listed as a must-read for 2021 by Lovin’ Malta.
1/2021: I appeared on Denmark’s Techtopia podcast (Danish) for a wide-ranging interview about content regulation and moderation.
1/2021: I appeared on Al Jazeera’s Listening Post regarding Twitter and Facebook’s removal of Donald Trump.
1/2021: I appeared on KCRW Berlin’s Common Ground podcast to discuss content moderation.
1/2021: I spoke to the Guardian about how to improve social media and content moderation.
1/2021: I appeared on Netzpolitik’s podcast (German) to discuss social media deplatforming, regulation, and content moderation.
1/2021: I spoke to the AP about the alt-right move to other platforms, including podcasts.
1/2021: I spoke with Bloomberg Law about what it means for Facebook to hire a civil rights director.
1/2021: I spoke with BNN Bloomberg (Canada) about how viewing Big Tech’s power through a US lens isn’t the right way forward.
1/2021: My thoughts on platforms banning Trump and more were featured by Süddeutsche Zeitung.
1/2021: I spoke to the Guardian, Tagesspiegel, Thomson-Reuters Foundation, EuroNews Now, Heise Online, and Bloomberg Law about platforms banning President Trump’s accounts and Amazon Web Services banning Parler.
1/2020: I spoke to Berliner Zeitung (English) about the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol building.
9/2020: I spoke to Motherboard about doxing on Twitter.
9/2020: I spoke with Australia’s Radio National about social media and speech regulation.
9/2020: I spoke with Gizmodo about the use of technology in Belarus.
8/2020: I spoke with the Thomson Reuters Foundation about hate speech on Facebook that impacts LGBTQ+ activists.
7/2020: I was a guest on Lawfare’s Arbiters of Truth podcast.
7/2020: I spoke to Digital Trends about the Facebook boycott.
7/2020: I was quoted by LA Magazine about Twitter’s policies toward public figures and politicians.
7/2020: I spoke to CJR Galley about Facebook and civil rights.
7/2020: I was quoted by Vice and CyberScoop on the plot to kill the Internet Technology Fund.
6/2020: I was quoted by the Wall Street Journal on the history of culture jamming.
6/2020: I was quoted by the Wall Street Journal on the impact of TikTok teens and KPop stans on Trump’s Tulsa Rally.
6/2020: I spoke with NBC News about mass suspensions of Middle Eastern users by Facebook.
5/2020: I spoke with Al Jazeera about the promises and perils of modern tech.
3/2020: I was a guest on the In Lieu of Fun podcast.
3/2020: I spoke to Coda about Iranians being denied access to Johns Hopkins’ COVID-19 map.
1/2020: I spoke with Al Jazeera about internet shutdowns.
11/2019: I spoke with Popular Mechanics about the internet of the future.
10/2019: I spoke with Columbia Journalism Review about Facebook.
10/2019: I spoke with the Washington Post about Mark Zuckerberg’s free speech speech.
10/2019: I spoke with Laci Green about platform censorship for her indirect message podcast.
9/2019: I spoke with Vice about geographic restrictions on media and entertainment.
8/2019: I spoke with CJR‘s Mathew Ingram about Facebook and censorship.
8/2019: I spoke with CNBC about the trend of Twitter users switching their location to Germany to avoid Nazi content.
7/2019: I was quoted in Digital Trends on Facebook’s lack of customer service
6/2019: I was quoted on the newsworthiness of “murder videos” in this Medium piece
5/2019: I was quoted by Motherboard on Twitter’s research into white supremacists on their platform
4/2019: I was quoted about my feelings on German recycling in this Fortune piece.
4/2019: I was profiled by the Financial Times on my views about being included in a government facial recognition database.
1/2019: I spoke with WNYC about Netflix’s censorship of Hasan Minhaj’s ‘Patriot Act.’
1/2019: I spoke with the Guardian about what Mark Zuckerberg should do in 2019.
12/2018: I spoke with Forbes about the increase in censorship of adult content online.
12/2018: I spoke to Vice about Tumblr’s censorship of sexual content.
11/2018: I spoke with Motherboard about efforts to push Facebook toward greater transparency.
9/2018: I spoke with Motherboard about misinformation in Facebook’s training manuals.
6/2018: I spoke with ifa about fake news, access to information, and freedom of expression.
6/2018: I spoke with the Guardian about the world five years after the Snowden revelations.
5/2018: I spoke with Bloomberg about Facebook’s policies toward terrorist content.
5/2018: I spoke to the Verge about the Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation.
4/2018: I spoke with Pew’s Internet Research Center about technology and well-being.
3/2018: I spoke to Marketplace about why leaving Facebook can be difficult.
3/2018: I spoke to Al Jazeera about content moderation and platform censorship.
3/2018: I spoke to the New York Times about gender discrimination on Facebook.
2/2018: I spoke with BANG about big data.
2/2018: I spoke to the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World podcast about the future of the internet.
2/2018: I spoke to Vanity Fair about the use of social media by Parkland massacre survivors.
2/2018: I was profiled by Germany’s Zitty magazine.
1/2018: I spoke with the Columbia Journalism Review about Europe’s attempts to fight “fake news.”
1/2018: I spoke with the Guardian about content moderation on Facebook and its impact on political accounts.
1/2018: I spoke with Engadget about whether Twitter should ban the US president.
9/2017: I was a special guest on Mozilla’s IRL podcast.
9/2017: I spoke with Deutsche Welle about Cloudflare’s decision to ban the Daily Stormer from their services.
9/2017: I was quoted by Fast Company about the inability to block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
9/2017: I spoke with the Jerusalem Post about demands for Cloudflare to boot Hamas from their services.
8/2017: I spoke with re:publica about my upcoming talks at #rpEurope.
8/2017: I spoke with CNN Money about Silicon Valley and the regulation of speech.
8/2017: I spoke with Engadget about whether Twitter should ban the president.
7/2017: I spoke with Popular Science about Facebook, automated content moderation, and hate speech.
6/2017: I was quoted by Vice Impact on internet as a human right.
6/2017: I was quoted by Al Jazeera with respect to the GCC’s moves to isolate Qatar.
5/2017: I spoke to the Verge about Facebook’s content moderation processes and issues.
5/2017: I was quoted in Handelsblatt about “fake news.”
3/2017: I was quoted in a Pew Research study on free speech, trolls, and fake news online.
3/2017: I spoke to Fast Company about the US government’s internet freedom funding programs
3/2017: I spoke to the Washington Post about ads, algorithms, and online censorship.
2/2017: I spoke to the Washington Post about Twitter’s new punishment structure.
1/2017: I spoke to Science Friday about countering extremism online with algorithms.
1/2017: I spoke to Princeton University about online censorship in the digital age.
12/2016: I spoke to the New York Times about calls for Twitter to ban president-elect Trump.
11/2016: I spoke to Epoch Times about Facebook’s “fake news” problem.
11/2016: I spoke to MTV News about how to stay safe(r) online.
10/2016: I spoke to The Verge about censorship of nudity on Facebook.
9/2016: I spoke to Wired about Alphabet’s Jigsaw.
9/2016: I spoke to The Verge about the use of automated systems to target content from terrorists on social media.
7/2016: I spoke to the Hindustan Times about the “benevolent dictatorship” of Mark Zuckerberg.
7/2016: I spoke to the Washington Post about what it takes to get banned from Twitter.
7/2016: I spoke to the Electronic Intifada about Israeli law center Shurat HaDin’s lawsuit against Facebook.
7/2016: I spoke to the Verge about Israel cracking down on Facebook.
5/2016: I spoke on Croatian National Television about whistleblowing and freedom of expression.
5/2016: Index on Censorship interviewed me about censorship on social networks.
4/2016: Wired Italia covered a panel discussion in which I took part at the International Journalism Festival.
4/2016: Mic wrote an article about a discovery I made.
3/2016: I spoke with Quartz about how US sanctions restrict access to technology.
2/2016: I spoke to the Guardian about Twitter’s issuing of state-sponsored attack warnings to users of the platform.
2/2016: I spoke to CNN Money about Onlinecensorship.org.
1/2016: I spoke to the Columbia Journalism Review about Onlinecensorship.org.
12/2015: I spoke to Tech News World about Germany’s attempts to force social media companies to remove hate speech.
12/2015: My project, OnlineCensorship.org, was featured in the Indian Express, and HyperAllergic.
11/2015: I spoke to The Verge about France’s attempts to restrict civil liberties in the aftermath of the latest attack.
11/2015: I spoke with Rolling Stone about new attempts to promote surveillance in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.
10/2015: I spoke to Dan Jones at Radio Berkman about Facebook and what we choose to censor.
10/2015: I was interviewed for this ZDNet piece about Germany’s stance on encryption.
10/2015: I spoke to Motherboard about the Reporta app.
9/2015: CNN quoted me in response to the arrest of young tinkerer Ahmed Mohamed.
9/2015: I was quoted by the Christian Science Monitor in response to Facebook collaborating with the German government.
7/2015: I spoke with VICE about Facebook’s memorialization of the profiles of the deceased.
7/2015: Along with my deep lab comrades, I spoke with Vice’s i-d about the collective.
6/2015: I spoke with the Verge about free speech and Reddit.
6/2015: I was profiled by the Daily Dot‘s Curt Hopkins.
6/2015: I was quoted in Fortune on Twitter’s new blocklist feature.
5/2015: I was quoted by the Huffington Post on online repression in Saudi Arabia.
5/2015: L’Obs Monde profiled me amongst others in this piece about Berlin’s hacker scene.
5/2015: I spoke with Al Jazeera English about Pakistan’s latest cybercrime bill.
5/2015: Al Jazeera America quoted me in a piece for World Press Freedom Day.
4/2015: Index on Censorship cited me in a piece on mass surveillance.
4/2015: I was quoted by the Dallas Morning News on censorship.
4/2015: ITWorld reported on my panel at the Global Conference on Cyberspace.
3/2015: I spoke to the American Conservative about Google Ads censorship.
3/2015: I was profiled by Swiss television station Nuovo.
3/2015: I spoke to Al Jazeera about Facebook’s Community Standards.
2/2015: I was on MSNBC’s Roadmap to discuss harassment and terrorism on online platforms.
2/2015: I was quoted by Newsweek on Twitter’s latest transparency report.
2/2015: The BBC reported on a talk I gave with Alan Rusbridger of the Guardian.
2/2015: I was quoted by the Verge with respect to France’s latest censorship attempts.
2/2015: I was interviewed by Lina Attalah for knowledgemaze.
1/2015: I spoke with Italy’s L’Espresso about the Berlin scene.
1/2015: I spoke with The Verge about the threat of greater law enforcement powers in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
1/2015: I spoke with Italy’s The Local about surveillance measures in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
1/2015: I spoke with NBC News about Mark Zuckerberg’s free speech comments in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo murders.
11/2014: I spoke with the Guardian about comments made by the head of GHCQ about Silicon Valley companies and censorship.
11/2014: I participated in the Atlantic‘s “Silicon Valley Insiders Panel”.
10/2014: I was quoted by MakeUseOf on what the next 10 years of Internet censorship look like.
9/2014: I spoke with The Verge about how Facebook’s abuse button is used to silence speech.
8/2014: I spoke with the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, KCRW’s To the Point, ThinkProgress, and the International Business Times about whether social media companies should host violent images.
7/2014: I spoke with the Asia Digital Life Project about Internet controls in Southeast Asia.
7/2014: IFEX quoted me in a piece on The Right to Be Forgotten.
7/2014: I spoke with VOA about Cambodia’s “cybercrime” draft law.
7/2014: I was cited in an editorial by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
7/2014: I spoke with Epoch Times about LinkedIn’s censorship in China.
7/2014: I spoke with Phys.org about threats to the open Internet
6/2014: I was quoted in Australia’s The Monthly on NSA spying.
6/2014: I spoke with the UNDispatch podcast about my work.
6/2014: I spoke with Computer Weekly about how Iraqis are circumventing online censorship.
6/2014: Global Voices highlighted my winning Knight News Challenge project.
6/2014: I talked to the BBC about Iraq’s censorship of social media websites.
6/2014: I talked to Vice News about Facebook censorship.
5/2014: I spoke with Salon about financial censorship of sex workers.
5/2014: I spoke with the San Jose Mercury News about hashtag activism.
4/2014: I spoke with Natalie Nahai, the Web Psychologist, for her podcast, on free speech, surveillance, and feminism.
4/2014: I spoke with TechCrunch about business and censorship.
4/2014: I was profiled by the Personal Democracy Forum, at which I’ll be speaking this year.
4/2014: I spoke with NBC News about USAID-funded ZunZuneo (aka “Cuban Twitter”).
3/2014: I spoke with Al Jazeera English about Internet use in Syria.
3/2014: Index on Censorship included me in a list of eight women fighting for freedom of expression.
3/2014: I participated in the Globe and Mail‘s debate on whether the Internet is a threat or a gift to democracy.
2/2014: I was quoted by Newsweek on the surveillance practices of the Syrian government.
2/2014: I spoke with Laurie Penny for a piece on cyber bullying for Al Jazeera America.
2/2014: I spoke with the International Business Times about Tunisia’s new surveillance body.
2/2014: I spoke with Arab Talk Radio about mass surveillance.
2/2014: A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists quotes me with respect to Iranian Internet censorship.
2/2014: The International Press Institute conducted an interview with me on digital security.
2/2014: The Daily Californian reported on a panel discussion at Berkeley on which I spoke.
1/2014: BBC Mundo: On digital security (in Spanish).
1/2014: The Kuwait News Agency reported on AB14, at which I spoke.
12/2013: I was interviewed by the Tehran Review (Farsi).
12/2013: I was named to the Telegraph‘s list of 42 women to follow on Twitter.
12/2013: Canada’s National Post: on the UAE’s detention of US citizen Shezanne Casim.
12/2013: Wired: on Android’s censorship of keywords.
11/2013: eTalks conducted an interview with me on my work with EFF and Global Voices.
11/2013 Moment Magazine featured my views in a debate on the regulation of hate speech.
10/2013: New York Times: on Suzanne Somers’ “expert” commentary (bonus: My Halloween Twitter name is mentioned).
10/2013: McClatchy: on Popular Science’s decision to remove their comments section.
10/2013: I spoke with KALW about the value of online comment sections.
10/2013: ars technica: on moving away from Google products in light of surveillance revelations.
9/2013: The Guardian: on Brazil’s plan to regulate citizens’ data.
9/2013: Reuters: on the possible unblocking of Facebook in Iran.
9/2013: The Washington Post conducted an interview with me on my views on the censorship of sexist speech.
9/2013: HuffPost Live: on Internet censorship in China.
8/2013: I was listed by the Huffington Post as one of “28 female thinkers you should know.”
7/2013: An interview with Croatian publication tportal.hr on surveillance and censorship.
7/2013: The Daily Beast: on Apple’s censorship of keywords on iOS devices.
7/2013: I spoke with Tunisian publication Nawaat (in French) about the NSA’s PRISM.
6/2013: El Diario: on Google Palestine (Spanish).
6/2013: TechPresident: on the use of security tools when reporting from censored environments.
6/2013: Foreign Policy: on the use of Twitter by terrorist organizations.
5/2013: Lebanon’s Daily Star: on deep packet inspection technology
5/2013: Jordan Times: on Arab public opinion about censorship.
5/2013: Corriere della Sera (in Italian): on Do Not Track.
5/2013: HuffPost Live: on the future of free speech on platforms such as Google and Facebook.
4/2013: PRI’s The World: on the Syrian Electronic Army.
4/2013: El País: on online memes (in Spanish).
4/2013: An interview (in Turkish) with Milliyet on media and censorship in Turkey and elsewhere.
2/2013: Columbia Journalism Review: on Azeri blogger Emin Milli.
2/2013: FOX News: on the state of Internet freedom worldwide.
2/2013: I spoke with HuffPost Live on the challenges of safeguarding free expression.
1/2013: New York Times: on “objectivity” in journalism.
12/2012: ars technica: on the launch of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
11/2012: TechPresident: on the Syrian government shutting down the Internet.
11/2012: The New Yorker: on Twitter’s responsibility toward certain types of speech.
10/2012: The Atlantic: on Syria’s digital proxy war.
10/2012: An interview with Journalisten.se conducted during .SE’s “Internetdagarna” conference in Stockholm.
10/2012: New York Times: on Twitter censoring Nazi content in Germany.
10/2012: Economist (print edition): on online free speech.
9/2012: Video from the annual Cyber Dialogue: What is Stewardship in Cyberspace?
9/2012: An interview with Zeit Online on the balance of rights and responsibilities online.
8/2012: Washington Post: on the negative effects of technology sanctions on the Syrian and Iranian opposition.
6/2012: ars technica: on Google’s efforts toward being more transparent to its users.
4/2012: The Swedish Foreign Ministry conducted an interview with me at the Stockholm Internet Forum.
3/2012: Sean Aday of GWU’s Institute for Public Policy and Global Communication reviewed a paper I co-authored in the Journal of Communications.
3/2012: Forbes: on the Pakistani government’s public solicitation of filtering technology.
2/2012: I spoke with WNYC’s On the Media on the ways in which Facebook’s restrictive policies are shifting norms.
1/2012: AFP: on how the Internet is fueling the Palestinian drive for free expression.
12/2011: Fast Company: on Saudi’s Kingdom Holdings’ purchase of Twitter shares and what it means for free expression on the social network.
12/2011: Marketplace Tech Report: on TIME’s person of the year, “the protester”
12/2011: named to the Levo League‘s “Twitter-ful list of women crucial to foreign policy.”
12/2011: Al Arabiya (in Arabic) on PalConnect, the first Palestinian social media conference.
10/2011: I was profiled by the Women in the World Foundation.
10/2011: Mother Jones: on the use of BlueCoat surveillance technology in Syria.
10/2011: Tunisia Live TV: on the Third Arab Bloggers Meeting in Tunis.
9/2011: Al Jazeera English (video): on the defacement by Anonymous of several Syrian government websites.
9/2011: I spoke with NPR Weekend Edition Sunday about the Syrian Electronic Army.
9/2011: The Majalla: on the use of social media in the Middle East.
9/2011: Deustchlandradio Kultur (in German): on the export of surveillance technologies by Western governments to authoritarian regimes.
8/2011: I spoke with WNYC’s On The Media on the dangerous precedent set by BART in shutting down mobile networks.
8/2011: South Africa’s Daily Maverick: on the use of digital tools for criminal organizing
8/2011: WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show: on BART’s shutdown of mobile networks.
8/2011: I spoke with Bloomberg West on the UK riots and possible censorship of social media.
6/2011: Foreign Policy named me as one of the Top 100 Twitterati tweeting about foreign policy.
6/2011: The Nation (video): on the use of ‘national security’ claims as a guise for crackdowns.
5/2011: The Nation: on YouTube’s policies toward violent content.
5/2011: Canada’s Financial Post covered a panel I spoke on which I spoke at the University of Toronto.
5/2011: I appeared on Al Jazeera Stream from Toronto with co-host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin.
5/2011: ABC Australia: on Facebook’s policies.
5/2011: I co-hosted an episode of Al Jazeera Stream from the Newseum.
4/2011: I was profiled by the Boston Globe.
3/2011: O’Reilly Radar profiled a discussion between Ethan Zuckerman and me held at Lesley University.
3/2011: Fast Company: on American tech helping MidEast censors
3/2011: The Financial Post: on the export of US-made filtering software
3/2011: PRI’s The World: on Facebook’s removal of a page advocating for a third intifada.
3/2011: RFE/RL: on the censorship of my blog by software made by US company Websense.
3/2011: MIT Technology Review: on a SXSW panel discussion—on human rights and social media—in which I participated.
3/2011: VOA: on the Tunisian government’s phishing attacks against activists.
2/2011: The New York Times: on Bahrain’s Internet filtering.
2/2011: Bloomberg TV: on the use of American-built filtering technology by authoritarian regimes.
2/2011: The New York Times: on Facebook’s “real names” policy.
2/2011: Al Jazeera’s Inside Story: on the use of social media in Egypt.
2/2011: The New York Times: on the why the “We are All Khaled Said” Facebook page was effective in mobilizing protesters.
2/2011: AP: on the rapid proliferation of messaging tool Speak2Tweet during Egypt’s Internet blackout.
1/2011: WHYY Radio, Philadelphia: on Egypt and social media.
1/2011: A Q&A with Foreign Policy on Egypt’s Internet shutdown.
1/2011: Wall Street Journal: on Global Voices’ reporting amidst Egypt’s Internet blackout.
1/2011: NPR’s Science Friday: on the use of social media for political change in the Arab world.
1/2011: WBUR’s Here & Now: on the use of social media in Egyptian protests.
1/2011: A discussion with Radio France on whether Tunisia’s was a ‘Twitter revolution’.
1/2011: A Q&A with Canada’s National Post on Tunisia and social media.
1/2011: ABC World News: on social media in Tunisia.
10/2010: LA Times: on the closure of the vb.ly domain by the Libyan Spider Network.
9/2010: Chronicle of Philanthropy: on Internet activism.
9/2010: VOA: on Haystack and bad tech journalism.
9/2010: ABC News: on the “Arab digital vanguard.”
5/2010: Al Jazeera’s Inside Story: on the debate over Facebook privacy.
3/2010: CNN: on proposed Internet filtering in Venezuela.
11/2009: Committee to Protect Journalists: on the work of the OpenNet Initiative.
8/2009: New Scientist: on the OpenNet Initiative project.
04/2009: The Guardian: on LinkedIn’s restriction of Syrian users.