PizzaGate: Why do we fall for fake news? (video)


In recent weeks, the amount of online fake news that circulated during the final months of the presidential race is coming to light, a disturbing revelation that threatens to undermine the country’s democratic process. We’re already seeing some real-world consequences. … Continue reading

In a post-truth election, clicks trump facts (video)


Published 26th October 2016 One thing about the 2016 presidential race is undeniable: Donald Trump has lied or misled at an unprecedented level. Over 70 percent of his statements, according to Politifact, are “mostly false,” “false” or “pants on fire … Continue reading

John Oliver calls out broadcast and social media for creating President Trump (video)


“A Klan-backed misogynist internet troll is going to be delivering the next State Of The Union address. This is not normal. It is fucked up.” John Oliver didn’t hold back as he explored the many different strands of what led … Continue reading

Social media is changing the face of politics – and it’s not good news (video)


Most people across the developed world still get most of their news via television – and traditional news brands, produced by journalists, still top the rankings for the most read news on the internet. But a growing number of people … Continue reading

Stanford sexual assault: how social media gave a voice to the victim (The Conversation) (video)


The internet has erupted in fury after the sentencing of Brock Turner, a star athlete for the Stanford University swim team, who was convicted of three sexual offences, and more specifically of assaulting an unconscious, intoxicated 23-year-old woman behind a … Continue reading

Piers Morgan get it the f*ck together on transgender politics (Video)


Facebook recently introduced 50 new terms that can be used to describe one’s gender.  Anyone with half a brain and a drop of empathy understands that gender issues are about more than the nouns that we use and the genitals … Continue reading

Investment banks & bankers: too big (headed) to jail (video)


John Oliver on the travesty of justice that is banks and bankers negotiating with regulators to pay ‘huge’ fines (in reality no more than a few days worth of sales) for committing financial crimes rather than serving jail time. To add insult … Continue reading