Contents February 2018
How the web controls you
16 Web of spies
Google and Facebook’s surveillance capitalism 23 Life in the slow lane
Ending net neutrality will speed corporate capture 24 Ballot bots
Fake trolls are spreading political poison online 26 Policing the net
How governments control the internet 28 Death by a thousand clicks
Big tech is ruining literary culture
Prospect Portrait 30 The opponent
Michel Barnier, chief Brexit negotiator
35 Decline and fall
Italy beware—Silvio Berlusconi is back 41 Who were Islamic State?
Liberation is being tainted by victor’s justice 48 Unorthodox diplomacy
Church leaders are bolstering UK Russia relations 52 Touch of evil
Can we still love the work of abusive artists?