Freedom of Speech in a Digital World

The late distinguished jurist, Ronald Dworkin, conceptualised rights as having a distinct moral authority by anagolising them to ‘trumps’. Briefly, this means that if a person has a right to do something, no one can justifiably intercept that person from exercising that right. Silicon Valley, it is argued, ought to rethink how they engage with…

Tribe Before Truth?

Nuance is scarce in today's discourse. For a concept so elementary, people are regularly falling into the trap of under-appreciating its value; or worse, failing to conceptualise it at all. Sometimes, these traps are inescapable. After all, the entire political landscape is underpinned by the voter's choice of two specific sides: Conservative or Labour, right…

Emulating America (and the problem with doing so)

"Fuck the police, fuck the police, fuck the police [...]" has been the familiar chant ringing through London in the last few days. In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd last week, many Americans have, and rightly so, took to the streets in protest. Protestors are pleading for a well overdue review…