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Online Content Moderation – Some Notes – 17th Nov 2022

12 min read — There is a lot happening at the moment to focus minds on the subject online content moderation.  The EU has a new law coming into force called the Digital Services Act that creates significant new powers for government authorities to tell platforms how to moderate content. The UK is working…

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Hosni Mubarak – My Part In His Downfall – 25th January 2021

10 min read — Today is the 10th anniversary of the start of massive protests in Egypt that led to the removal of their autocratic leader, Hosni Mubarak. These protests came hot on the heels of demonstrations in Tunisia that had forced their President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power on January 14th…

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Angela Merkel, Donald Drumpf and the Filleted Feed – 19th Jan 2021

13 min read — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has attracted a lot of (mostly favourable) attention for criticising the recent removal of Donald Trump’s social media accounts. As it is well known that she has strong political disagreements with the outgoing US President, her comments have been interpreted by some as a powerful argument…