Ruairidh Paton and Eleanor Penny from Red Pepper Magazine were our guests on this show. The Labour Party has undergone a fairly rapid transformation over the past two years, with the left of the party taking back a lot of control. … Continue reading Chatter Episode 24 – Red Pepper Magazine and Socialism’s Resurgence Within The Labour Party
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
Sam Ancliff of Activate was the guest on today’s podcast. We wanted to get Sam back on to discuss the Conservative Party Conference, the fringe events going on as well as the headline speeches, the tuitions fees freeze, the moral … Continue reading Chatter Episode 17 – Sam Ancliff On The Conservative Party Conference 2017
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 … Continue reading Internet Censorship Is Not The Way To Combat Terrorism
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?
Recently there has been a lot of fanfare about the abuse that MPs have been receiving online via social media. Numerous MPs from both sides of the aisle have been complaining about the abuse they received online, with Diane Abbot … Continue reading Online Abuse Of MP’s Is A Sign Of Public Desperation