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Today's @CommonsCMS hearing on the effects of disinformation is a must-watch for anyone interested in social media's effects on democracy and the information ecosystem 
RT @Raoldroyd: The price of cheap meat? - how 1 million chickens die on way to slaughter. Latest from @TBIJ from our project on in…
RT @EleanorcrooksPA: Sebastian, Maverick and Frankie were easily the most popular visitors to the media centre this fortnight.
You won't have heard of him but that's (obvs) not the point. Reporting on cases like this is vital in highlighting and denouncing the everyday behaviour which some men somehow think is ok 
@moorehn Yeah this is all just thinking aloud. And yes. But it feels like if they create a structure for information which promotes the most sensational ideas, whether true or not, then there's an implicit responsibility for the effects. We(I)'ve gone way off piste now though
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