Tag: Donald Trump

How Tech Giants Are Tackling Bots and Misinformation

The idea that social media bots and misinformation could influence our political conversation isn’t a new concept. The phrase “election hacking” has been thrown around and misused by numerous news outlets and pundits to describe the use of bots and junk news on social media and their potential effects upon elections in the US,…

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Chatter Episode 22 – Richard Barbrook On Digital Democracy and The Labour Party

Richard Barbrook was our guest on today’s show. He is about to begin some work with the Labour party on digital democracy and large-scale, crowd-sourced policy making. We chatted all about digital democracy, the Labour party, the general election, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit, and much more! Resources https://thejist.co.uk/podcast/chatter-episode-14-bret-weinstein-evolutionary-implications-technology-modern-society/ https://twitter.com/richardbarbrook?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor http://www.imaginaryfutures.net/ https://www.opendemocracy.net/imaginary_futures_richard_barbrook https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/barbrook-richard http://news.sky.com/story/prudent-for-labour-to-war-game-for-power-says-partys-digital-guru-11054819 Music…

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The Republicans Are Tying Their Own Hands, But Why?

Thus far, Republican’s in Congress have been unwilling to remove the Senate filibuster in order to help advance their legislative agenda. Despite swiftly removing the filibuster for nominations in order to push through Trump’s Supreme Court nomination, Neil Gorsuch, and calls from Trump to use the ‘nuclear option’. As Matt Yglesias pointed out…

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Revolution Without Revolution

We live in a broken system, that’s not to say it is beyond repair or utterly dysfunctional, but it does not work for the majority of people. We have massive wealth and income inequality here in the UK and even greater wealth and income inequality in the US. These problems have been exacerbated significantly…

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Chatter Episode 14 – Bret Weinstein On The Evolutionary Implications Of Technology And Modern Society

Today’s guest is Bret Weinstein. Bret is a former Evergreen State College Professor at the centre of a massive controversy and a tort claim (which he has just settled) surrounding a day of absence at the University, which you can read more about below. We got into numerous fascinating discussions about the nature and problems…

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Internet Censorship Is Not The Way To Combat Terrorism

During the lead-up to the 2017 General Election, the Conservatives mentioned proposals to heavily censor the internet in order to curb terrorism. They had already been vocal about their desires to prevent encryption on services like WhatsApp in an attempt to stop terrorists sending untraceable messages and in the wake of the Manchester…

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