Tech, Data and Algorithms
'A Hard Rain': Johnson, Gove and Cummings Drive Britain Towards Elective Dictatorship
David Hencke reports on the radical moves to undermine parliamentary democracy by Boris Johnson's chief advisor and the Cabinet Office Minister
Automated Social Control: the Biases of the Algorithms
Almaz Ohene reports on how real-life structures of oppression are being replicated online through automated moderation and censorship
The Radicalisation of Katie Hopkins
In the week her Twitter account was suspended, Otto English looks back on how the mainstream media and the tabloid press paved Katie Hopkins' path to the extremes
Hubris and Technology Triumphalism in the Government’s £12m COVID-19 Contact Tracing App
Paul Dempsey shows how ‘big data’ cannot replace ‘no data’ and that the UK’s centralised plan to combat the Coronavirus was flawed at the outset
Another Great British World-Beating Fiasco
David Hencke reports on how much money has been wasted on the Government's NHSX tracing app, which it has now ditched to follow one being used by other countries for some time
Will Facebook Finally Choose to Protect Rohingya Muslims From Further Genocide?
CJ Werleman reports on a case being brought against the social media giant by The Gambia to uncover who was involved in Myanmar's mass murder of its Muslim minority
COVID-19 has Brought Our Slow-Moving Democratic Crisis Front and Centre
Kyle Taylor shares the recommendations of a new report focused on solutions to keep democratic processes going during crises such as the Coronavirus outbreak.