Monthly Archive: December 2019

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Tempting technology…

Technology today is so demanding, as anyone with a smartphone knows. It is constantly buzzing and beeping saying “read me”, “pay attention to me”, “this is important”, “you’re missing out..”. When was the last...

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Lies, damned lies, and Politics

Mark Twain’s popularised this famous quote “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” But the sentiment behind statistics seems relevant to the use of lies in modern political discussion. A discussion which is becoming even harder to discern because of the use of technology to hide propaganda and influence whole communities in subtle barely detectable but effective ways.