Posts Tagged ‘social media’

‘Filter failure at the outrage factory’ is a term I’ve been using on Twitter[1], usually as part of a quote tweet for something describing the latest social media catalysed atrocity, but I thought it deserved a longer form explanation, hence this post. I fear that I buried the lede in a note when I first […]

TL;DR If you can persuade people that their side is going to win without their vote, then perhaps just enough of them won’t bother to show up that you can steal the win. Background The two countries that I spend most of my time in (the UK and US) continue to recoil from the effects […]

TL;DR The UK Labour Party has been running an ersatz signals intelligence (SIGINT) operation to identify and exclude members and supporters that they don’t want voting in their leadership election; people who under some sort of criteria are identified as enemies of the party. This should be terrifying, as the difference between enemy of the […]