State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
One of our best selling papers recently ran a piece promoting the views of an “NHS worker” who claimed hospitals were “empty” and Covid was a “hoax”.
Plus: Biden won fair and square, Trump’s allegations of fraud have been dismissed by the courts – and one can be a conservative and say so.
Identifying heart-warming human interest stories boosts our councillors’ name recognition.
The Brady amendment is part of the developing story of a clash between leaders and backbenchers over Party management, culture and MPs’ status.
We are seeing the rise of the outrider. These ‘non-party campaigns’ often spring up in and around elections – with the public in the dark about their funding.
We’re aiming to go over work that our children would have been doing, had they been at school – and get them ready for September.
The difficulties the Government has had with Apple and its contact tracing app demonstrates the need to break up power in big tech.
Independent retailers told me that the Government, though no means has been perfect, has supported them through the darkest of times.
More emphasis could have been put on local delivery of services, drugs, and even treatment using mobile medical equipment and remote consultation.
If enough of us download this app, we can, through our joint endeavours and the trace and test programme, suppress the virus.
My own experience when I was a minister showed two institutions which really didn’t care very much what we thought: the Chinese government, and Google.
A small community radio station with a few thousand listeners requires a license, but a social media channel with millions of individual subscribers does not.
The trust factor is simply less relevant, because fewer people are accessing the Corporation’s output in the first place.
It will mean woke bureaucrats censoring Tory activists, undermining entrepreneurs, and threatening our free press. Time to drop it once and for all.