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: Londonâ€™s 2011 riots werenâ€™t organised online
A decade after Englandâ€™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 â€“ poor policing, inequality and racism
Wednesday 17 February 2021
Tug of war
The GameStop saga was never about the little guy. Itâ€™s about hedge funds and big investors making money â€“ at the expense of the amateur trader
Wednesday 27 January 2021
James Ball: Elon Musk is overvalued
The worldâ€™s richest man is telling one hell of a story â€“ 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?