Items tagged with: Brexit
Carole Cadwalladr is a journalist and she has investigated the influence of facebook on the Brexit referendum.
She went back to her hometown, because the majority there voted to leave the EU, despite the facts that there are almost no immigrants and they have massively benefited from the EU because it has made massive investments in the region. "In the light of their benefits, why on earth have they voted to leave?" is the question she is asking. She is trying to find what it is that has been told to these people.
Remember, the people voted for 'leave' by only a narrow margin of a few percent while you watch how social media have targetted specific adverts at specific people. Only a few percent is enough! And all this is going on without democratic control on how much money is spent, where it came from and who is shown what.
The process of influencing elections is out of sight and out of control.
To be realistic: We have no idea how much influencing on a massive scale is going no, nor can we reconstruct it.
- Carole Cadwalladr, who exposed the illegal facebook ads around #brexit
Too much power in the hands of just a few tech platforms threatens democracy! #decentralization
Elections to the European parliament can be awkward for admirers of the EU. A ballot in every member state is the most directly democratic feature of the union’s institutional architecture and such a poll should, in theory, bind millions of people in a sense of collective political enterprise.
In practice, it rarely feels that way. Awareness of the parliament’s functions is thin. Turnout is low. Parties tend to reserve their best candidates for domestic races. An election of apparently minor consequence invites protest voting, which yield MEPs who have no interest in doing the job properly. #Europeanelections #Brexit #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Politics #Hungary #Europe #ViktorOrbán #Thefarright
“Why should the Left automatically accept this idea that patriotism is bad? Patriotism means for me that you have great trust in the greatness of your nation, for example what Angela Merkel did: accepting one million refugees, this is true patriotism: trusting in the greatness, tolerance, productivity of Germany.”Das ist doch mal ein schöner Spin!
On this he goes for checkmate: “My point is to label anti-immigrant populists as non-patriotic. They don’t trust their own nation. How can you believe like Trump in American greatness, if when a couple of thousand refugees are approaching your border you proclaim a state of emergency?”
#fefebot #brexit #trump
And I like it.
No more news, please. I will wait until the Americans and the English have figured out how to go on with their position in the world.
I'm so tired of it all.
In the mean time, the rest of us, in the EU, China, Russia, Brazil, Canada, Japan and India, are minding our own business. Let's get on with it, let's fix our own problems, let's see what new alliances we can forge for the future.
#Trump #EU #UK #Brexit #politics
"#Britain will have its 'second referendum' - on 23 May. Don’t miss it"
#eu #uk #brexit #election
@Martin Sonneborn über #JulianAssange
"[...] Wenn ihr (die Briten) Julian Assange an die #USA ausliefert, dann könnt ihr euren dämlichen #Brexit sofort haben, meinetwegen so hart wie möglich."
Original Post: https://chaos.social/web/statuses/101937348084993532
@Martin Sonneborn Danke!
#Assange #Brexit #collatoralmurder