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Expose smug media hypocrisy

Expose smug media hypocrisy Dominic Cummings and many of his newfound critics in the mainstream media have far more in common than they like to pretend. 

Media feast on tiny turnouts of right wingers on protests

Media feast on tiny turnouts of right wingers on protests Very small numbers of right wing protesters came out last weekend—and achieved massive publicity from the media.

Their free speech and ours

Their free speech and ours As debates rage on the left over whose opinions should we allow to be heard, the right pose as free speech defenders to justify bigotry. Simon Basketter speaks his mind

Systematic hypocrisy and the death of Caroline Flack

Systematic hypocrisy and the death of Caroline Flack The suicide of Caroline Flack has opened up debate about the media, reality TV and mental distress. But jumping to simplistic explanations or solutions will not help vulnerable people, says Sarah Bates

Politics, bias and the media

Politics, bias and the media TV, print and online media exposed its pro-Tory sentiment during this year’s general election campaign. Nick Clark looks at why this is whether it can be resisted

Will fake news win the general election?

Will fake news win the general election? Mainstream pundits are in a tizz over misinformation on the web. But as Nick Clark argues, lying in the media isn’t new—and the key thing isn’t what it says, but what we do

Reports of child abuse are shaped by media hypocrisy

23 July 2019
Peter Bornshin suffered sexual abuse while in the care of social services in the early 1980s. He was tormented by his experiences at the Grafton Close Children’s Home, west London.

Jeremy Kyle and television’s grim reality

14 May 2019
The Jeremy Kyle TV show has been suspended after a guest died just days after filming an episode.

Time to stand against the Nazi Tommy Robinson in Salford

19 February 2019
Several Labour MPs and ­leading trade unionists have backed a protest against Nazi Tommy Robinson in Salford, Greater Manchester, this Saturday.

Should the internet be policed? And if so, by who?

12 February 2019
High profile cases have pushed internet regulation up the political agenda, but Simon Basketter says it isn’t the answer

Media bias is business as usual

22 January 2019
Diane Abbott’s disgraceful treatment on the BBC’s Question Time programme shone a light on media bias.

Newsquest journalists in Cumbria strike against cuts and for better pay

20 December 2018
'Knowing that I’m being used is leaving me feeling crushed at the end of each day,' said a striker.

How we can take control

02 December 2018
Journalists and politicians like politics to be a game for a few specialists, with ordinary people spectators at best. But we have the power to throw them into crisis

Working class Brexit voters weren’t conned by Facebook

07 August 2018
The official Vote Leave campaign fell foul of spending rules. But focusing on it ignores why people voted out

LETTERS - Drill music panic is a ploy to distract from real issues

17 April 2018
I’ve been frustrated to see headlines blame drill music for the recent rise in stabbings in London.

Did big data rig the votes?

03 April 2018
It’s a scary world out there. Powerful people are doing grubby things with personal information we may not even realise we’ve made available to them on the internet.

The battle for trust and truth in an era of fake news

30 January 2018
Pundits blame social media for damaging trust in the news. Nick Clark looks at the real truth and lies behind fake news

Don't let the corporations and the government censor the internet

17 December 2017
Government authorities in both the US and Britain are moving to restrict access to the internet, and it will be oppositional voices that lose out.

Slurs of the right wing press seek to divide residents’ justice movement

12 December 2017
Right wing news sources have been trying desperately to undermine calls to hold those responsible for the Grenfell Tower fire to account.

Is Putin pulling the strings?

18 November 2017
Politicians and commentators seem to think anything that goes wrong can be blamed on Russian spybots on Twitter. But the truth is scarier still, warns Tomáš Tengely-Evans

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