No consequences for Tory links to Cambridge Analytica

For a group who were incredibly boastful about their clandestine nature during the recent excellent Channel 4 expose, Cambridge Analytica really don’t seem to have done a good job of covering their links to various facets of the British establishment.
 
In fact, they are merely exuding the sort of laissez-faire attitude one would expect from those born into the anachronistic privilege we seem to mass produce in this country. Read more...

UK gets bottle deposit return scheme – but where’s everything else?

March 27 saw UK environment secretary Michael Gove give the green light to a deposit return scheme in England, which will provide a small cash sum for each bottle or can that consumers return for recycling. While a welcome move, its important to keep in mind that this is the first significant tangible policy announcement since January’s year-late publication of the 25 Year Environment Plan. Read more...

Political propaganda is appearing in YouTube adverts

The rise of overtly political YouTube ads raises many ethical questions about the neutrality of social media platforms.
 
Recently, I was about to watch a commentary video on YouTube by a creator called WildSpartanz. The advert that rolled before this video was a piece of Turkish state-sponsored propaganda so clumsy I had to check I had not in fact slipped into a parallel universe where cack-handed whataboutism was considered valid political discourse. Read more...