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Chatter #340 – Zachary Elwood on Polarisation: Is Hypocrisy Killing Democracy?

Zachary Elwood believes that polarisation and anger in politics is one of the most damaging things for the future of democracy. In this captivating discussion, we explore the role of social media in amplifying divisions, how Donald Trump’s candidacy impacted the political landscape, and the media’s significant influence on polarization dynamics. Polarisation has…

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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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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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Chatter Episode 51 – Doire Finn and Aŕon Hughes on Our Future Our Choice and Misunderstanding the Irish Border

Doire Finn and Aŕon Hughes from Our Future Our Choice Northern Ireland were our guests on today’s show. We discussed their experience campaigning as a part of OFOC NI, how British politicians understand (or fail to understand) the Irish border, the possibility of a border poll, and where they think we are heading….

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Chatter Episode 49 – Femi on Brexiteers, Post Policy Politics, and the Toxicity of the Brexit Debate

Femi was our guest on this episode of Chatter. The Law graduate turned Twitter star and Our Future Our Choice campaigner has had more opportunity than most journalists to talk to Brexiteers in parliament, in the media, and on the streets around the country. I was keen to get an insight into his…

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