John Gomez/Shutterstock.com Steve Schifferes, City, University of London The UK financial press was much slower to criticise the austerity policies of the government than in other parts of Europe. This meant that it became accepted […]
One knows that there is a political re-awakening when institutions are being called into question and challenged. In the last weeks Britain’s left has been increasingly criticising the lack of political neutrality in the BBC, […]
“Platform Capitalism is, of course, underpinned by the value of our data. Targeting people using their data is not the exception, it is the whole point. It is targeting that enables data to be turned […]
Substitute Brexit and Remain and you have the same story. We let ourselves for emotional reasons and political laziness accept binary decisions. The world is not black and white or Manichean as the intellectuals call […]
This is problem with what used to called “balanced journalism”: serve elite interests and maintain public trust. As the elite moves towards the neo-liberal creed of winner take all, this practice has been jettisoned. Mill has […]
A wide ranging lecture by George Monbiot that ticks almost all boxes.
David Beer looks at various apsects of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and considers some solutions to the problems posed by social media. Read here