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We Have To Ban Political Advertising Online

Once upon a time a brand-new piece of technology appeared on the scene. One that would allow politicians to conceivably reach into every house in the nation, one with few rules on advertising or what could legally be said (this was a time before fact checkers). It was soon decided that this technology…

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Tech Censorship Is Dangerous, But Micro-targeted Adverts Are Worse

There’s been a lot of focus over the last few months on freedom of speech and censorship online. What began with Alex Jones and David Ike a number of years ago has morphed into bans for Steven Crowder, Project Veritas, Articles of Unity (a campaign to reject the two party system), Unity4J (an…

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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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