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Hiding in plain sight: how the 'alt-right' is weaponizing irony to spread fascism

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - May 23, 2017 7234

Experts say the ‘alt-right’ have stormed mainstream consciousness by using ‘humor’ and ambiguity as tactics to wrong-foot their opponents

Earlier this month, hundreds of “alt-right” protesters occupied the rotunda at Boston Common in the name of free speech. The protest included far-right grouplets old and new – from the

Katie Hopkins leaves LBC radio show after 'final solution' tweet

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - May 26, 2017 7205

Broadcaster and columnist will no longer host weekly show, after causing outrage with response to Manchester attack

The broadcaster Katie Hopkins and LBC have agreed she will leave her job at the radio station with immediate effect.

The news comes after Hopkins called for a “final solution” after the Manchester Arena terrorist attack this week.

My column on Corbyn, exchanging dead kids for the terrorist sympathising vote-block, posting here soon

Disruption from cyber-attack to last for days, says NHS Digital – as it happened

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - May 12, 2017 7192

How social media filter bubbles and algorithms influence the election

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - May 22, 2017 6917

With Facebook becoming a key electoral battleground, researchers are studying how automated accounts are used to alter political debate online

One of the most powerful players in the British election is also one of the most opaque. With just over two weeks to go until voters go to the polls, there are two things every election expert agrees on: what happens on social media, and Facebook in particular, will have an enormous effect on how the country votes; and no one has any clue how to measure what’s actually happening there.

Cyber-attack set to escalate as working week begins, experts warn

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - May 14, 2017 5624

Europol and NHS fear further disruption when workers switch on computers for first time since spread of ‘ransomware’

NHS chiefs and Europol have warned of possible fresh disruption from the global cyber-attack when workers switch on their computers for the first time at the start of the working week.

The pan-EU crime-fighting agency said the threat from the attack was escalating and predicted the number of “ransomware” victims was likely to grow across the private and public sectors.