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Blue-tick Twitter is spoiling Emma Raducanu's victory

13 September 2021 7:10 am

How do you take the pleasure out of something so marvellous and joyful as Emma Raducanu’s US open victory last…

Emma Raducanu’s amazing triumph does not belong to the left

12 September 2021 3:59 pm

It didn’t take long for the open-borders brigade to try and politicise the magnificent feat of British teenager Emma Raducanu…

The rise of Taliban Twitter

12 September 2021 8:00 am

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was swift, but this victory wasn’t won overnight. For years, the Taliban has been waging…

Mesmerising and monstrous: @zola reviewed

7 August 2021 9:00 am

The distinction between on and offline life blurred long ago. The greatest spats, sexual self-fashionings and mad soliloquies now unfurl…

Beware Boris's sinister crackdown on free speech

24 June 2021 5:14 pm

A Conservative government that boasts it is a defender of free speech against the attacks of ‘the woke’ is about…

Television, not social media, is fracturing our society

20 June 2021 7:56 am

All it took for the Twitter mob to descend on me was a retweet from Michael Gove. Message after message…

Shame on the GB News boycotters

16 June 2021 8:00 am

GB News, the UK’s first new news channel in decades, launched on Sunday night with a monologue from the estimable…

The first-century saint who went viral

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Laura Freeman considers how artists have depicted one of the strangest and most touching of the Stations of the Cross

The creeping criminalisation of causing offence

27 February 2021 9:00 am

At a time when resources are scarce, the Merseyside Constabulary must have thought long and hard about its recent advertising…

The toxic side-effect of the Trump Twitter ban

19 January 2021 1:33 am

Almost two weeks on from the storming of the US Capitol it’s becoming plainer that the most substantive changes to…

The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Can anyone stand up to big tech?

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Donald Trump and the limits of free speech

13 January 2021 3:21 am

Is Donald Trump’s expulsion from Twitter an attack on free speech? A great many Republicans are saying so. You certainly…

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@jack is the giant

13 January 2021 3:09 am

Where is Jack? You know, Jack-the-Giant-Killer? The little fellow who caught the giant Cormaran in a deadfall and dispatched him…

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The Big Tech backfire

12 January 2021 7:43 am

If your aim is to stop America descending into civil conflict, it’s hard to think of a less effective method…

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Praise be to our benevolent Big Tech Overlords

11 January 2021 4:11 am

It is done. The Dark Lord has been vanquished. His threatening aura has been purged from Twitter, along with many…

Joe Biden’s Big Tech takeover

9 January 2021 7:26 pm

Twitter’s banning of Donald Trump is like bolting the stable door after the QAnon shaman has gone. The damage was…

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Twitter is in China’s pocket

3 December 2020 6:01 am

Twitter has been quick on the draw when responding to tweets by President Trump in the last month, as he…

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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…