The UK parliament has a Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee that has just published an Interim Report on Fake News. I’ll get to that in a minute, but first let’s start with a bit of background by Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla)who wrote a great description of who they are and what they have been doing. Last Saturday … Read more Disinformation and ‘fake news’: The UK’s Interim Report is available
A couple of days ago I was posting about the ongoing silence of the BBC when it comes to covering these topics as News … The scandals around the Brexit referendum. The Leave campaign broke the law The interference by Russia in the Brexit vote. Nick Cohen write a blistering article in NYR that slow … Read more Silence of the BBC: Reply and Rebuttal
To anybody outside the UK, the observation that a majority of those voting went against what is in their best interests and voted for the UK to leave the European Union is quite puzzling. However, once you move beyond the initial emotional shock, you then discover that the generally accepted explanation offered by the media is … Read more Why did people actually vote for #BREXIT in the UK?
Within the UK there is a political party known as UKIP (or UK Independence Party). It has developed a bit of a reputation over the years as a bastion of some rather odd ideas and so this is all about the latest example of such weirdness. A previous and rather famous example was David Silvester, a Ukip councillor for … Read more UKIP MP Claims: “Experts are wrong about the moon causing ocean tides”
If you have not yet viewed this, and are interested in what actually happened during the #BREXIT campaigns, then you should watch the following video. In it Professor Michael Dougan assesses UK’s position following vote to leave the EU. As a legal expert he is also very vocally critical of the LEAVE campaign, not simply because … Read more Legal Expert: #Brexit campaign was ‘criminally irresponsible’
The well-known philosopher and founder of the New Humanities college, A C Grayling has written a letter to all 650 MPs regarding the #BREXIT vote. The letter has been posted on the New College of Humanities website and has the following note added to it … Please note: The following letter expresses the personal views … Read more Professor A C Grayling’s letter to all 650 MPs – #BREXIT