Facebook's role in Brexit
and the threat to democracy
In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters -- and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election -- Cadwalladr calls out the "gods of Silicon Valley" for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of th... TED Talk
15th April 2019 - Duration: 0:15:15
YesTV Just In
by Alan Bissett. http://alanbissett.com/
Copyright Alan Bissett, 2012... circumlocute
16th January 2012 - Duration: 0:05:26
The Dunning-Kruger Effect.
Strange illusions shape Trumps views. In trying to protect America, he may unleash a killer that already claims 200,000 lives each year.
This bias helps explain why Trump has left the Paris Climate Agreement, with potentially disastrous implications for climate change.
Voiced by Stephen Fry.
Why do people believe Trump? And why is he so confident, even when demonstrably wrong?
Cognitive biases... Pindex
7th May 2017 - Duration: 0:06:59
YesTV Lucky Dip
WRITING OFF SCOTLAND
Press Bias in the Independence Referendum
Explores the research of Dr David Patrick into press bias during the independence campaign. Carried out over Scotland's most politically important year in centuries, the study's findings ...are a shocking indictment of the role of the UK press in the independence debate. We all know newspapers take political positions but, uniquely for a western democracy, the entire press industry united against independence in an intense systematic propaganda campaign to save the union. In the film, Dr Patrick... Phantom Power Films
6th October 2014 - Duration: 0:22:35