Twitter in the time of Corona: Minaj, Moderna, and Misinformation

15th October 2021

Following one of the most incredible episodes in the site’s history, it may be time to reflect on Twitter’s duty of care. Nicki Minaj has never avoided ball talk. Whether her bejewelled fingers are examining them for some doctor-patient roleplay or she’s balling on behalf of Post Malone, the words hold pride of place in ...

Comedians, not commentators

24th November 2020

Is political comedy a cure or catalyst for the misinformation virus? My memories of the last US election are foggy at best, but the most prominent involve some outlandish phrases and jokes. Hillary Clinton telling people to “Pokemon Go to the polls”, Trump threatening to shoot a person on Fifth Avenue, or Gary Johnson being ...