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    India’s digital democracy: a personal view from the 2019 election campaign frontline

India’s digital democracy: a personal view from the 2019 election campaign frontline

When people in the West talk about political campaigns they think of US presidential elections or the great struggles between traditional and new parties in Europe. Yet the world’s largest democracy, India just went through the biggest live experiment in how political communications is changing in the Internet age. Its most recent election saw a dramatic escalation in digital […]

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What journalists talk about when they talk about AI

Since the launch of the project six weeks ago, our Journalism AI team has been talking with journalists and technologists to find out what are their main thoughts, concerns and expectations about the future of AI-powered technologies in journalism.

Following informal meetings and conversations, both online and at industry events, in the last two weeks we have organised special gatherings […]

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    The Coming Revolution: Why the EU is the best body for negotiating our future with Silicon Valley

The Coming Revolution: Why the EU is the best body for negotiating our future with Silicon Valley

LSE MSc student Sam Gangadin-Guinness looks at what leaving the EU will mean for Britain’s ability to reign in the powerful tech companies.

The 2016 Brexit campaign was pitched as a crusade to repatriate Britain and ‘take back control’, however, subsequent scrutiny of the campaign run by Vote Leave exposed that parliament’s deficiency of sovereignty lay not in our alliance with […]

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February 1st, 2019|Featured, Politics, Tech, Trust|0 Comments|
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    The New Media Ethics: Nick Clegg can be Facebook’s conscience

The New Media Ethics: Nick Clegg can be Facebook’s conscience

In his latest blog, George Pitcher asks what is in the Clegg appointment for Facebook and concludes that he can be a prophetic voice in Mark Zuckerberg’s wilderness

As the Times columnist Hugo Rifkind has noted, social-media posts about Nick Clegg over the past week or so have divided fairly neatly between those who are disappointed with him for accepting […]

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    The New Media Ethics: Why it’s morally more hazardous to own social media than an old newspaper

The New Media Ethics: Why it’s morally more hazardous to own social media than an old newspaper

In the final part of his examination of media ownership, George Pitcher concludes that social-media operators can’t operate in a moral vacuum

In last week’s blog, I traced a continuum of meanness between the old press barons, such as Lord Beaverbrook, and the new media owners, such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Both kinds were and are fabulously […]

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September 26th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|