The difficulties the Government has had with Apple and its contact tracing app demonstrates the need to break up power in big tech.
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Ben Roback: When masks become memes: The partisan political climate has hurt America’s fight against coronavirus
There is still time for the president to show leadership on this issue, but the window of opportunity is narrowing.
He entered Parliament as a man on a mission and is quite happy to ruffle some feathers along the way.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.
Luke Evans: What social media says about the Government and the virus. And what my constituents actually said when I asked them.
Independent retailers told me that the Government, though no means has been perfect, has supported them through the darkest of times.
Iain Dale: “Winston Churchill gave voice to the nation’s courage and Vera Lynn gave voice to its heart”
Plus: If only the Remainers had behaved like Rashford. And: the lesson I draw from Twitter – “Immer mit der Ruhe”
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
The BBC and politics. Maitlis’ Cummings intro was out of order. And so too, in its time, was Neil’s denunciation of ISIS.
As one side becomes more sensitive to perceived breaches of neutrality, the other becomes less willing or able to accept when it has erred.
Groups of MPs are able to beat their jungle drums into a frenzy. And the powers-that-be have limited capacity to quieten them.
Nat Wei: How the internet could have been used to protect lives and livelihoods during this crisis. And how we can do better.
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.
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
Garvan Walshe: The virus shows the decline of Western democratic culture. Rebuilding it will take hard work.
Sensationalising data is all too common in politics. We have to end this trend if we want to keep people safe.
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.
At the least, we can expect reduced growth worldwide – and a more expansionary Budget next month.