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Letter from the online trenches

25 November 2020 4:22 am

November 7, 2020 To my dear parents, Victory. Uttering the word feels strange after four long years of battle. But…

Churches are more Covid-secure than trains or takeaways

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Monday night’s murderous gunman in Vienna is officially described as ‘Islamist’. Brahim Aioussaoi, the man accused of murdering worshippers in…

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Unanswered questions for Big Tech

22 October 2020 8:27 am

It’s been a full week since the New York Post published their first story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, which is…

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Liberals don’t need their own QAnon

15 October 2020 7:27 am

A general rule of thumb: when something seems too good to be true, it typically is. That often doesn’t stop…

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House Republicans accuse Democrats of ignoring censorship in Big Tech report

7 October 2020 8:50 am

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are releasing their own report on Big Tech on Tuesday, countering a Democratic report…

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Honest Abe? Lincoln Project hit with plagiarism allegations

26 August 2020 6:46 am

The Lincoln Project may soon have to change its name to the ‘Don’t-Link-Back Project’. The anti-Trump political action committee has…

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Milwaukee is a victory for Silicon Valley’s shadow state

18 August 2020 3:23 am

The real venue for the Democratic National Convention will not be Milwaukee, but the online platforms that will facilitate and…

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President Trump should bend — but not break — Big Tech

6 August 2020 1:47 am

Americans’ increasing focus on this fall’s elections has awakened in me a tinge of nostalgia for the good old days…

Portrait of the week: Second wave fears, cash for cyclists and a cat catches Covid

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Home At a few hours’ notice, the government removed Spain from the list of countries from which it was possible…

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Has Trump turned you into a masochist?

31 July 2020 5:21 am

Welcome back to the Red Room, Democrats. On Thursday morning President Trump fired off a stream of consciousness tweet tinkering…

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If a video is viral, who cares if it’s fake?

24 July 2020 12:05 am

After two months, the ‘mostly peaceful’ label for the riots gripping American cities is wearing a touch thin. That’s not…

How did I end up in Epstein’s little black book?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Every time Jeffrey Epstein is in the news, I start getting calls from strangers wanting to scream abuse at me.…

Welcome to the world you created, J.K. Rowling

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Welcome to the world you created, J.K. Rowling

The art of the incel

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The roots of incel subculture – and its magnificent memes – stretch back to Goethe’s Werther and beyond, says Nina Power

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Speak up for J.K. Rowling

13 June 2020 1:57 am

Nerds everywhere are frantically googling tattoo removal services this week, as the author who inspired their ink failed to STFU…

Twitter Flags Two Of President's Trump Tweets

Twitter’s fact-check reignites calls for big tech regulation

3 June 2020 11:38 pm

Twitter began ‘fact-checking’ President Trump’s tweets for the first time last week, raising questions about the role that social media…

It is a pity both Trump and Twitter can’t lose

30 May 2020 5:22 pm

It may be the ultimate Kissinger Dilemma: Donald Trump versus the platform that helped make Donald Trump president. Contemplating war…

riot porn

Twitter spreads riot porn — but censors a President vowing to restore law and order

29 May 2020 8:44 pm

If you have been following the Minneapolis riots on Twitter or Facebook, you may have come across an edgy new…

Trump vs Twitter: the battle begins

29 May 2020 5:36 pm

When Tony Wang, general manager of Twitter in the UK, described the company as the ‘free speech wing of the…

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Facebook is right. Twitter is wrong

29 May 2020 7:46 am

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey opened up a Pandora’s box two days ago by dropping a fact-check on a tweet by…

Did anyone really believe what my wife wrote about me?

2 May 2020 9:00 am

One of the nice things about having a column in The Spectator is that I get a chance to reply…

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Disinfectant Donnie

26 April 2020 4:26 am

Do you know what the real ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ is? No, not the fauxtraged shrieks of liberals at everything the…

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Twitter is manipulating the election

10 March 2020 9:17 am

Twitter announced last month it would start flagging content the company and moderators decided was manipulated to deceive their users.…

How far should we go to defend free speech?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

This week sees the official launch of the Free Speech Union — an organisation that stands up for the speech…

provocative

Trump uses provocative terms because he wants to provoke

23 October 2019 4:11 am

We should be bored by now — perhaps we are. Certainly, the anger against Donald Trump’s tweets isn’t quite as…