Tag: Trump 2016

Russia, Bots, and Brexit

As Theresa May condemned Russian influence on both British and International politics via social media this week, we felt it was necessary to clarify what they have been accused of and what we know about alleged Russia activity on Twitter and Facebook in relation to the Brexit campaign, the most recent general election,…

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Chatter Episode 26 – Denis Campbell On Preventing The Normalisation Of President Trump

Denis Campbell, editor of UK Progressive was our guest on today’s show. Denis is the host of The Three Muckrakers podcast and author of the new book, Donald Trump Deplorable Bully, which is dedicated to documenting the Presidency of Donald Trump in an effort to prevent normalisation of his conduct in the White House….

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Tax Reform Is Starting To Look A Lot Like Healthcare

After campaigning for seven years on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, the GOP arrived in Congress at the beginning of the year with control of all three branches of government and a vision to swiftly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. However, they have since proved themselves to be almost incapable of…

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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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Chatter Episode 16 – Lisa-Maria Neudert On How Bots Are Influencing Elections

Lisa-Maria Neudert of the Computational Propaganda Project was our guest for today’s show. The Computational Propaganda Project is a research group that has spent the last year looking at the way bots on social media and “junk news” (aka fake news) have affected and attempted to influence elections in Germany, France, the US, and the…

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