A publicly-owned Facebook? Interesting idea, but fraught with difficulty

By Areeq Chowdhury. Is it time to nationalise Facebook? Recently, social media platforms have transformed from a space to socialise, share photos, and stare at memes, to a centre of digital political warfare and the murky harvesting of personal data. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to discern fact from fiction, online abuse is rampant across comment … Continue reading A publicly-owned Facebook? Interesting idea, but fraught with difficulty

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UK Labour leader commits to introducing a ‘digital democracy’

UK Opposition Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has pledged that if elected under his leadership, the Labour Party will use digital advances to improve access to political information and engagement. This morning, the Labour Leader launched his 'Digital Democracy Manifesto' from Newspeak House in Shoreditch. In his speech, Corbyn discussed the current need to "democratise the internet" and announced that Labour would … Continue reading UK Labour leader commits to introducing a ‘digital democracy’

81% voted online in the Labour leadership election

The new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has been elected in the largest online voting election in UK history after 422,871 voters took part in the process. Figures released by Electoral Reform Services, who coordinated the election, showed that 81% of these votes were cast online making it the largest online voting election in UK history. … Continue reading 81% voted online in the Labour leadership election

Labour leadership vote is set to be the largest online voting election in UK history

According to the latest figures released by the UK Labour Party, more than 600,000 people will be eligible to vote in the Party's leadership election.  Voting ballots are to be sent out on Friday 14th August with the selectorate able to cast their vote via post or online.  The vote closes on Thursday 10th September … Continue reading Labour leadership vote is set to be the largest online voting election in UK history