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Tomchak joins from the Evening Standard, where he has served as Digital Editor-in-Chief and Digital Publisher.
A system built to keep people watching videos has had huge consequences for our society and politics.
Steve Bannon’s far-right media outlet has lost 75 per cent of its audience since Trump took office and 90 per cent of its advertisers.
According to new survey data, the gap between liberal and conservative American attitudes towards the news industry has never been wider.
The president is channelling a chillingly effective approach to information warfare.
US right-wing media outlets are usually united in their coverage of Trump, but the president’s state visit has proved a challenge.
And that could have worrying implications for the free press.
The press does not just reflect the attitudes of its readers, it creates and shapes them.
Helped by a former White House aide, trolls associated with the QAnon conspiracy spread rumours that the 85-year-old Supreme Court justice had died.
Pete Hegseth said he doesn’t believe in germs because “I can’t see them, therefore they are not real.”
For as long as the Democratic Party fails to understand authentic social media use, it will fail to mobilise young voters the way organic social media users do.