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This Is Only The Start Of NHS Privatisation

In the UK this weekend, a concerned 61 year old woman was arrested and slapped with a £10,000 fine after arranging a protest in opposition to the measly 1% pay rise being proposed for nurses by the government. It’s a scene that would have drawn outrage in the Britain of 2019, but we…

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Chatter #121 – Kyle Taylor On Dark Ads And The Case For Regulating Social Media

Express VPN 12 Months 35% off!! Kyle Walker, the founder of Fair Vote UK, was my guest on today’s show! Fair Vote UK is a campaign group dedicated to addressing a lot of issues that I describe in my book, Brexit: The Establishment Civil War including dark ads, censorship, echo chambers, and the…

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How Dark Ads On Facebook Undermine Democracy: Part 2

We’ve been able to see just a handful of the ads that were blanketed across social media during and after the referendum campaign. Vote Leave had found their niche and they were hitting voters hard with the same lines over and over, digitally and on TV and radio. Cummings had realized there was…

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How Dark Ads On Facebook Undermine Democracy: Part 1

It used to be that how you voted depended very much on your class or where you were born or grew up. But in recent years, people have been, as Alexander Nix then CEO of Cambridge Analytica, puts it, ‘buoyed by the availability of information and a plethora of options available on the…

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Brexit: The Establishment Civil War – Chapter 1 Preview

Data, Data Everywhere With big data comes big responsibilities. – Kate Crawford 27 January 2015, Twitter HQ: Twitter executives are preparing to unveil a set of tools for advertisers. This array of new tools will allow users to be targeted based on specific criteria, such as their postcode or geographical location. The new…

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Chatter #115 – Oli Dugmore on Memes, Journalism, and the Influence of Social Media on Politics

Oli Dugmore, head of News and Politics at Joe Politics, was my guest on today’s show. In this conversation we went deep on the power of the meme, the GameStop saga, and the power of social media to influence politics. We also covered a number of issues that I cover in my book,…

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