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Social Media: Turning Around the Weapons

By Manal al-Sharif: Michael West Media. For all the benefits wrought by the information revolution, social media has become a tool of dictators. Its profit-driven, surveillance-based business model favours those with deep pockets and deadly motives. In the first of two… Continue Reading →

Government Considers Forcing Australians to Provide ID to Use Social Media

Australian authorities will consider a radical measure to ‘prevent online bullying and trolling’, requiring all users of social media to provide 100 points of ID before use. Experts say the proposal would involve serious privacy risks for internet users, who… Continue Reading →

Toby Young: Trial By Mob Trial By Social Media

Toby Young is a British journalist who became the subject of a media feeding frenzy two years ago after being appointed to an education committee by Theresa May. Within a few weeks he’d lost all of his five board positions… Continue Reading →

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