James Ball is the global editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and is a columnist at the New European newspaper. He is the author of several books, including Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World and The System: Who Owns the Internet, and How It Owns Us.
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Beware the big tech myth: London’s 2011 riots weren’t organised online
A decade after England’s unrest, social media has become capable of radicalising a mob. But to avoid repeating the scenes of that summer, we must tackle the root causes – poor policing, inequality and racism
Wednesday 17 February 2021
Tug of war
The GameStop saga was never about the little guy. It’s about hedge funds and big investors making money – at the expense of the amateur trader
Wednesday 27 January 2021
Elon Musk is overvalued
The world’s richest man is telling one hell of a story – and lots of people are aching to believe it
Monday 1 June 2020
Tech States: Amazon
Welcome to the United States of Amazon
The tech giants have as much money and influence as nation states. What if we reported on these companies like countries?
Monday 12 December 2022
Musking it: Inside Elon’s Twitter takeover
The inside story of a troubled company that was bought by the world’s richest man
Monday 15 February 2021
Fairy tale finance
A myth has been made: a tale of wolves on Wall St; a pack of principled amateurs biting the legs of greedy financial giants and bringing them down. But almost everything you think you know about wallstreetbets, GameStop and Robin Hood is wrong.