A Bigger Bang — How Facebook Kills Global Democracy

Having already de-platformed journalists Facebook now sets no limit on the lies its political clients can tell its users. #ElectionRigging

Nudged in New Cross

Behaviouralist Bants So I thought Skinner was the bad guy. The really mechanistic one. Or was it Watson? Who said we are basically all the same and that our feelings and personal stories don’t really matter. That there is no such thing as experience. That we are all automatons. The one who put his daughter…

The Election Commissions

In August 1869 The Daily News published a story about disputed elections in Norwich, in which Sir Henry Stracey, the Conservative candidate, had resorted to a number of notable techniques — such as getting voters sloshed. The extract below sheds light on the 1868 goings on, and is taken from that newspaper’s report on the public…

Goodhart’s Compass & News of the Week: 22/04/2018

What a funny week we’ve had: Wages, Inflation, Sterling, Labour shocks, Enoch Powell, Windrush, Home Office, Deportations, Andrew Neil and David Goodhart, Nick Timothy, Hostile Environment, Modi, Gove, Mode4, The Times, ALEC, Cambridge Analytica, Barbara Bush, Basic Income, Biometrics, Aadhaar, Syria, Peter Hitchens, Owen Jones, Amelia Gentleman and Jo Johnson, Amber Rudd, Caroline Nokes, Mick…

UKIP paid Bannon’s firm to swing Brexit

Finally a smoking gun. UKIP paid Steve Bannon’s Cambridge Analytica to swing Brexit. Carole Cadwalladr and Peter Jukes have been tweeting about Brexit and outside interference for some time. But this invoice, showing that UKIP paid Cambridge Analytica, says it all. BREAKING: Invoice shows Cambridge Analytica did do work on Brexit. A year of denials…