Dark forces of the Internet

Eric Jardine (CIGI): The Dark Web Dilemma: Tor, Anonymity and Online Policing. What happens when you reduce the cost of being an asshole? This is the basic problem with Twitter — it’s too damn big and too damn easy to use. How to tame an Internet troll: Frank Pasquale reviews Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web by Joseph M. Reagle and This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture by Whitney Phillips. In the battle of Internet mobs vs. the law, the Internet mobs have won. In 2015, the dark forces of the Internet became a counterculture. Casey Newton on the search for the killer bot: Bots are here, they’re learning — and in 2016, they might eat the web. Welcome to hell: Nilay Patel on Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web. Google and Facebook are our frenemy — beware.