Analysis: France’s Bill to tackle online hate speech raises familiar question marks
A Bill to be debated in the French Parliament will, if passed, mean social media companies face severe consequences if online hate speech is not erased – but fears persist that it could empower digital giants to set the terms of online debate
ON WEDNESDAY [3 July], the French Parliament will begin to debate a Bill on online hate speech which could have significant ramifications for social media discourse, and not just in France.
Editorial: Two years after Grenfell, the need to resist the class warfare of the rich is paramount
Marking two years since the Grenfell fire, which took 72 lives, CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says nothing has changed since because elites remain unimpeded – the need for organised resistance on a class basis is paramount
THE Grenfell fire two years ago today [14 June] should have come as a shot through the dying heart of neoliberal Britain, but it didn’t. Neither did Carillion. Or the financial crash.
Analysis: Pompeo has threatened to undermine UK democracy if Corbyn becomes Prime Minister - where's the outrage?
There has been radio silence from the BBC and the UK Government on Pompeo’s leaked threats to undermine UK democracy – but it’s as serious as it can get
AS UK POLITICS becomes engrossed in the theatre of a Tory leadership contest, an altogether more serious development came to light on Sunday [9 June].
Analysis: Donald Trump has just handed the independence movement a huge gift
US President Donald Trump’s statement that the NHS is on the table in a post-Brexit trade deal is an open goal that the independence movement surely can’t miss
YOU can ignore most of what Donald Trump said today [4 June] in his joint press conference with Theresa May in London.
Gordon Morgan: Trump's no 1 priority in UK visit? Defeating China
Energy and technology writer Gordon Morgan says that the US is trying to stem China’s rise through levering its allies – which is why the beginning of 5G roll-out in the UK will be worrying Washington
LAST Thursday, ahead of most other countries, a 5G internet service was released in the UK by EE.