UK Election: Lies, Dammed Lies, and Political Promises

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It is make your mind up time. Today is election day in the UK. Here are a few pointers to the analysis conducted by Full Fact. What was Fake News and what was actually true? We have been through a storm of political ads from all the major parties. Luckily, we also have the non-partisan … Read more UK Election: Lies, Dammed Lies, and Political Promises

Fake News: The UK Election is unsafe #GE19

fake news in the UK election

Thursday 12th Dec is Election day in the UK. Is it a nice clean election with no evidence of any manipulation at all? Er … no. Here are a few quick examples. The Punch that was not a Punch The BBC Sockpuppets are being played as usual. For example we had the “credible” report yesterday … Read more Fake News: The UK Election is unsafe #GE19

New Study suggests Fake News won Trump the election

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A paper published by researchers at Ohio University explains that the flow of fake news might have been sufficient to enable Trump to win the 2016 election. Warning: The paper is just a research paper and is not peer-reviewed. It is interesting, but due to the lack of peer-review, I’d recommend digesting with a pinch … Read more New Study suggests Fake News won Trump the election

The Religious response to the Danica Roem win in Virginia

Danica Roem

The award winning Journalist Danica Roem stood for election to the Virginia House of Delegates last Tuesday (7th Nov 2017) and she won. There are a couple of key points to note there … Her Republican opponent was Robert G. Marshall, the long standing anti-LGBTQ advocate who wrote the now infamous “bathroom bill” that would have banned transgender individuals … Read more The Religious response to the Danica Roem win in Virginia

Climate Change & Trump

A Trump presidency does not simply have consequences for the US, it actually has consequences for the entire planet. Yes, I’ve put my climate change hat back on today. We stand at a pivotal moment where we, as a species, are starting down the road of taking decisive action to address the human initiated change … Read more Climate Change & Trump