the new information war
Media / politics

the new information war

While the first arrests are being reported in the investigation of the Russian interference in the presidential elections in the US last year, today the American social media moguls (Facebook, Google and Twitter) will be questioned in regards to the role their platforms played in swinging last year’s American presidential election. Facebook recently admitted that … Continue reading

the Adani-infused Australian energy mess
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the Adani-infused Australian energy mess

Australian energy landscape is getting ever more interesting. This week Malcolm Turnbull’s government announced the national energy guarantee (Neg) scheme. The plan has been questioned since the day of its release by the opposition as well as the media. Today both the Labor and Greens said that the Neg is more likely to intensify the … Continue reading

the Petrolgate
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the Petrolgate

As the Guardian has reported yesterday, the Dieselgate, part II, also dubbed Petrolgate, is being shot across the chambers of the European Parliament. The automotive industry is now lobbying to rise the allowed pollution rates of newly manufactured petrol cars by 50%. This is especially frustrating if only a single £22 filter could fix the problem, as also stated in … Continue reading

the Shell utopianism
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the Shell utopianism

Some time ago I bought a special edition of the National Geographic, Cool It, published on the Paris Climate Talks 2015 occasion. As some of you might already know, National Geographic has been collaborating with Shell for a few years now, in the form of a campaign The Great Energy Challenge. I, however, was under the impression that National Geographic is an independent, … Continue reading