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Dorian Lynskey is a journalist, host of the Remainiacs podcast and author of The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984. He tweets at @Dorianlynskey.
A new film on the Soviet-era tragedy resonates powerfully in an age of political deceit.
We claim that we are concerned about online privacy yet act as if we couldn’t care less.
Campaigners frame themselves as heroic truth-tellers fighting to save children from a deceitful medical establishment in cahoots with Big Pharma.
As a Europhile movement grows in strength and resolve, the Remainers' cause no longer seems hopeless.
“I feel I’m writing for everyone. Just, they haven’t discovered it yet.”
Partisan hashtags give egoists and grifters a shortcut to a diehard following and reinforce online echo chambers.
A sort of intellectual cage-fighting in which the aim is to DISMANTLE, DESTROY and OBLITERATE your opponent.
Even as a child, I got the message that you shouldn’t stigmatise anyone for being different, even if that person has blue skin and a forked tail.
If social media had existed, I’m sure I would have immediately heard conspiracy theories about how Kurt Cobain died.
If you imagine an online equivalent to Orson Welles’s The War of the Worlds in 2018, there’s no reason to feel smug.