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Profit Over Principles: Social Media Companies Are Destroying Democracy

Kyle Taylor is the author of The Little Black Book of Data and Democracy and founder of Fair Vote UK. Fair Vote UK was set up to tackle the issue of data misuse, voter manipulation and lack of transparency in elections head-on. We are committed to ensuring the institutions that protect our democratic…

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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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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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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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Distraction Politics Will Dominate This Election

In the modern world our senses are being relentlessly assaulted. Every single app, screen, notification, billboard, and TV show, are fighting for every morsel of your attention. Donald Trump pioneered the real-world application of this technology. His outrageous statements, lies, and scandals, came thick and fast, each one distracting you from the last,…

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