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The spiral of silence

Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann's well-documented theory on the spiral of silence (1974) explains why fear of isolation might serve the emergence of populism.

The case against Twitter’s decision to ban political advertising

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Twitter's decision to ban political advertising plays to people's fear of data-mining and their distrust of politicians.

How to navigate the moral war of political correctness

There’s a moral war raging for our minds. As a business, do you side with the alt-left or the alt-right — or do you find a way to stay clear?

How to fight populism

Populism is brewing in many Western democracies. Is there a way to fight back? It may be too late — at least this time around.

How social media divides us — a post-Postman analysis of a media landscape in distress

How social media divides us — is it a breeding ground for hate groups, fake news, and click-baits?