social media politics

Dec
13
Three questions about the UK's journalism landscape after the General Election result

Three questions about the UK's journalism landscape after the General Election result

A major shift in the political landscape of the UK raises some critical questions about the role of truth and journalism in the social media mindscape.
4 min read
Dec
11
Election Watch 2019 #1: Lies, Leaks and Dead Squirrels

Election Watch 2019 #1: Lies, Leaks and Dead Squirrels

Connecting up some of the reporting about the use of misinformation and propaganda during the 2019 UK general election.
5 min read
Jan
22
Why political posts on Facebook will always be polarizing.

Why political posts on Facebook will always be polarizing.

The very nature of Facebook makes in antithetical to political debate.
2 min read
Jan
07
What will the next generation of social media-savvy politicians look like?

What will the next generation of social media-savvy politicians look like?

An attempt to mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for dancing in a video when she was a student opens up the question of how social media will impact the next generation of politicians.
5 min read
May
09
To Understand Today's Politics, Let Go Of Digital Snobbery

To Understand Today's Politics, Let Go Of Digital Snobbery

The last couple of years of campaigning – especially the last UK general election, the Scottish referendum with its “cyber-nats”, the
1 min read