The age of attention politics

A couple of decades ago, I spent a week trying to commute on the London Underground without looking at the adverts in tunnels or on the carriages.

At the time a committed anti-capitalist, I experienced the ever more intrusive presence …

Open Letter to Elon Musk

Dear Elon,

Congratulations on the acquisition of Twitter. We hope this will help put the world on track to be a better place. 

You stated that “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy and Twitter is the digital …

When libel laws are needed

“Andrew Doyle is an ultra-conservative anti-feminist homosexual who uses a drag persona on Twitter to attack trans and queer people… He wishes with all his heart that he was Julia Hartley-Brewer. Pathologically so.”

Only one assertion in this tweet is …