Regulating cyberspace is not going to stop terrorism

Theresa May said this morning, in an uncharacteristically strong and stable manner, that she was going to crack down on terrorism. That ‘Enough is enough.’ In a blanket statement, she told the world that she is going to ‘regulate cyberspace.’ She is going to monitor ‘the Internet’, a land of safe spaces for extremism. I do not deny…

autumn: yellow flowers, green carlsberg

Alders are very suited to the site they like the wet ground.   Rattling train song. Echoes of a pneumatic drill, machine-gun fire.   Monetize the wild, the felled trees, butterfly souls, we are greedy, we eat too much.   Lech, the ruins of a firework fire.   A single peg on a scrubs arm,…

DONALD TRUMP: THE ELECTED MEME

Credit to my pal Sam Garner for “the elected meme.” Donald Trump’s campaign was fuelled by a large group of pseudo-activists, whose picket line was not on the street, but on Facebook, reddit, Twitter and any other social media outlet you care to come up with. It is, as the Guardian has so nicely wrapped…

Immigration, fear-mongering and misinformation

I’ve been reading twitter and Facebook recently, especially following yesterdays announcement regarding Article 50, and I’ve been confused. One tweet read: “We’ve never bombed Morocco, why are they coming here?” another tweet said they were shocked to see a lack of women and children in the queue for the buses around France and for shipping…