With all the accusations of Twitters’ role in far-right ideas promulgating online and the use of bots to push hashtags up the agenda, we wanted to take a closer look at how Twitter has been reacting to calls for the … Continue reading Twitter Is Not A Neutral Arbiter Of Information
Tatton Spiller of Simple Politics was our guest on today’s show. Tatton is a former teacher, who also spent time working in Parliament. He founded Simple Politics to help people who were interested in politics (but maybe didn’t understand what … Continue reading Chatter Episode 31 – Tatton Spiller On Brexit, The Motivations of Politicians, and Simple Politics
The tiny British Columbia-based marketing company are credited by some as being the reason for the success of the Brexit campaign. Having received more than £4 million for their work on the campaign, they were responsible for around half the spending of … Continue reading Who Are AggregateIQ
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 … Continue reading How Tech Giants Are Tackling Bots and Misinformation
Over the past year, there has been a group of Bernie Sander’s supporters fighting a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC), alleging that the DNC had committed fraud by taking donations in a “rigged” primary battle. Part … Continue reading The Dismissed DNC Fraud Lawsuit Explained
Net neutrality is a concept that has been central to the growth of the internet. It guarantees that all traffic will be treated equally, regardless of where it is coming from and the fact that all traffic has (in most … Continue reading What Is Net Neutrality And Why Is It Important?