Beyond the Noise: Attacks on Democracy in the Internet Age

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

IN THIS week’s podcast Jamieson is joined by Alistair Davidson, a tech worker who has written on digital sovereignty and the implications for capitalism of the digital revolution.

They discuss:

1:10 – What has been the impact of the internet on the polarisation of politics and the rise of ‘populism’ in recent years?

8:29 – How pre-existing reactionary ideologies feed into social media algorithms.

15:03 – How did the far right successfully capture such a large social media audience?

21:32 – Should we be concerned about internet censorship after parts of the far right were forced off social media platforms?

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