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Tag Archives: Twitter
Journalists wrestling Trump for the truth: Fake News and a Post-Truth society?
Jay Rosen in his article (“The Trump White House has turned into a kind of playground for the press.”) has hit upon two important truths about the Trump presidency, the press and the problem of “fake news”. First, Trump like … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice Tagged Donald Trump, fake news, Gorgias, Media, Plato, President of the United States, sophist, Twitter 1 Comment
#Milifandom or how the press found out if a 17 year old scares easily
In the UK General Election campaign of 2015, a 17 year old learned about the UK media’s unpleasant behavior as guardian of the public domain. The 17 year old helped to start the Twitter trend called #Milifandom, to counter the … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, Government, privacy, transparency Tagged David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Labour Party (UK), Russell Brand, Twitter, United Kingdom 1 Comment
How the free press threatens the UK’s media and political establishment
As we await the Leveson report, expected later this year, the debate over press regulation has intensified. The allegations that have emerged after the Jimmy Savile investigations, Tom Watson’s question in Parliament, the resignation of the Director General of the … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, Government, privacy, transparency Tagged BBC, Brian Leveson, Director-General of the BBC, Establishment, Jimmy Savile, Leveson Inquiry, Lord McAlpine, occupy wall street, Politics, Twitter Comments Off on How the free press threatens the UK’s media and political establishment
Educating ourselves to particpate in politics: what is the best way to live?
The following is based on comment, I posted on http://adragonsbestfriend.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/knowledge-is-porridge/ The challenge for educating our young to take part in politics, is that teaching is no longer about educating. Moreover educating is no longer about teaching someone to think or … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, education, Government Tagged Atheism, Education, God, human-rights, Philosophy, Politics, pragmatic alternatives, Pragmatism, Twitter 4 Comments