Sara Fischer

Big tech red flags continue to be ignored

Researcher and technologist Aviv Ovadya, one of the first to identify the fake news catastrophe in early 2016, says he is worried about an “Information Apocalypse,” which could lead to “reality apathy,” or people just giving up on finding the trut

Big Tech's new worst enemy: telecoms

Telecommunications companies like AT&T and Verizon are racing into the digital advertising space — currently dominated by Google and Facebook — now that Washington has given them the ability to sell data to third-party advertisers. The growth

China exploits U.S. investment to conquer media

Chinese internet giants like Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba are ramping up investments in US tech and media companies.

Sinclair deal spooks liberals ahead of 2020 presidential race

Sinclair Broadcast Group's proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media would give the conservative-leaning company control of an additional TV station in Des Moines (IA) — one of the most important presidential primary media markets in the

How consumers could get shafted by new media

Proponents of major media mergers say that consumers will benefit if regulators approve the deals.

The coming trade war over data

Technology companies are facing growing international obstacles affecting how their most valuable asset — data — flows across borders.

News Corp launches new ad network to take on Facebook/Google

News Corp is taking aim at the digital-ad dominance of Google and Facebook with a new platform to let advertisers reach audiences across all of its online properties.

America wakes up to the dark side of the internet

For decades, the internet has been seen by most Americans as a democratizing force that makes life easier and more enjoyable.

​Washington feeds uncertainty in a changing media landscape

One after another, regulators are making moves that underscore just how fast the media industry is changing, putting pressure on Washington to make sure laws keep up.

Digital media struggles to survive technology's chokehold

The economic strains of technology on the entire media landscape are intensifying.