Posts Tagged ‘social media’

TL;DR My ad blocker has been hiding things from me. Mostly things that I don’t want to see. But what we do see, and what we don’t see, is all part of crafting bespoke realities. Background My friend Ben Ford frequently says “What we perceive as reality is an internal simulation of our interaction with […]


###Craig’s reply 29 Nov 2021 Chris, Well 5 days to go so my last message for you! I am hoping that, when free, Julian will turn his attention to recovering freedom on the Internet. I share your analysis 100%. It seems there will always need to be a primarily social or entertainment portal that can […]


###Letter #15 Delivered 21 Nov 21 Hi Craig, It was great to get two replies from you this week :) There’s a cartoon by John Jonik that I’m sure you’ve seen many times, with Uncle Sam pushing forward a box labelled ‘Control of Internet Speech’ and a man labelled Corporate Media asking ‘How would you […]


‘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 […]