Musk will never tame Twitter

Elon Musk and Twitter seem to be circling the drain. When Musk banned any links to Twitter competitors on Sunday, prompting criticism even from former allies and a humiliating climbdown later that day, it appeared as if Musk had fully …

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 …