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The UK Government's Mutant Communications Strategy

At one point in his Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Søren Kierkegaard tells us a joke about a madman who has just broken out of an insane asylum. As he strides down the road, away from the institution, to freedom, the madman thinks to himself:...

The Loddening of Political Communication

What happens when political communication doesn’t involve any real people? For as long as many will be able to remember, politicians have attempted to appeal to the “man on the street”: a hypothetical individual (or class of individual) whose...

Why Twitter is (Epistemically) Better Than Facebook

Social media has the potential to expand our horizons, connecting us with a wider range of people and more information and analysis than ever before. This has a clear epistemic benefit (i.e. a benefit to the way that we gain knowledge and...

Credulity Theories

Amid the sprawling aftermath of the U.S. election, at least one element has flown somewhat under the radar: seven candidates for elected office who have a history of endorsing or promoting QAnon won their races, being elected either to Congress or...