From ‘fake news’ to micro-targeting, crowd-funding to data rights, we explore the key areas of focus for an overdue review of the rules of our democracy.
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The phrase tends to get thrown around as if it means something undeniably and wholly positive, but it’s more complicated than that.
It was a textbook case of how Islamist terror works here – or has to date, anyway. We honour and remember those who died.
He agrees that Parliament doesn’t yet command the respect of its American and European counterparts with these companies.
Daniel Stafford: The GDPR chaos is a reminder of how taking back control will allow us to make better laws
A well-intentioned but badly designed EU law is irritating consumers and making life far harder for charities and businesses. After Brexit we will be able to fix it.
Byron Davies: How I won an apology from a Corbyn supporter for falsehoods that helped to cost me my seat
I decided to make a personal stand, and demonstrate that there was a price to be paid for making such outrageous and inaccurate allegations.
If social networks are common spaces, they must be open to both left and right. Conservatives must take the lead to ensure oversight is fair.
Iain Dale: A revitalised and purposeful May heads for the Welsh hills to call an election (just kidding, folks)
Plus: Gauke’s failure, UKIP chaos, Salmond’s Russia Today shame, Corbyn’s anti-semitism debacle…and an invitation if you live near Bath.
ConservativeHome’s Executive Editor and Barack Obama’s former digital guru discuss the ethics and practicalities of targeted campaigning, on the Week in Westminster.
Indeed, the EU’s digital tax is a good example of a well-intentioned measure that makes little sense. Revenue taxes are also more likely to be passed on to consumers.
J P Floru: People only moan about the use of Facebook data when it is used by campaigns they dislike
If Hillary and Remain had won, using the same methods, would anyone at the Guardian or the BBC have cared a bean about Cambridge Analytica’s behaviour?
There must be a middle-ground between taking data-driven campaigning for granted and wild alarmism about its dangers
Given that most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works, it’s a field ripe for under- or over-reaction. Or, indeed, both at the same time.
Plus: Major’s error. The Prime Minister’s jokes. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. And: the angels want to wear my red suit.
New polling on behalf of the Centre for Social Justice and Family Stability Network helps to highlight what young people themselves are asking for.
While society has become more liberal to minority communities, it doesn’t show the same acceptance to members of the party that won most votes at last year’s election.