We wouldn’t want constraints on free speech imposed on the basis of opaque agreements between platforms and politicians.
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.
But his new book conveys very well what is wrong with social media, and how it might be put right.
Each time rioting is ignored by the police, we move one stop closer to allowing a tyrannical Twitter-dwelling minority to become very powerful indeed.
If politicians stopped pretending to an almost totalitarian infallibility, and encouraged the rest of us to show what we can do, the results would be better.
Political commentators have flocked to describe the President’s ‘new tone’. But can it last?
I’m haunted by how media propagation of tribalism in Rwanda helped to desensitise people – and was followed by genocide.
The right to it must be championed even when – no: especially when – remarks are made that we find reprehensible.
The more of us that come out of the closet – the political one – the more tolerant and reflective our culture will become.
The difficulties the Government has had with Apple and its contact tracing app demonstrates the need to break up power in big tech.
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.
Independent retailers told me that the Government, though no means has been perfect, has supported them through the darkest of times.
Plus: If only the Remainers had behaved like Rashford. And: the lesson I draw from Twitter – “Immer mit der Ruhe”