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The art of the incel

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The roots of incel subculture – and its magnificent memes – stretch back to Goethe’s Werther and beyond, says Nina Power

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Speak up for J.K. Rowling

13 June 2020 1:57 am

Nerds everywhere are frantically googling tattoo removal services this week, as the author who inspired their ink failed to STFU…

Twitter Flags Two Of President's Trump Tweets

Twitter’s fact-check reignites calls for big tech regulation

3 June 2020 11:38 pm

Twitter began ‘fact-checking’ President Trump’s tweets for the first time last week, raising questions about the role that social media…

It is a pity both Trump and Twitter can’t lose

30 May 2020 5:22 pm

It may be the ultimate Kissinger Dilemma: Donald Trump versus the platform that helped make Donald Trump president. Contemplating war…

riot porn

Twitter spreads riot porn — but censors a President vowing to restore law and order

29 May 2020 8:44 pm

If you have been following the Minneapolis riots on Twitter or Facebook, you may have come across an edgy new…

Trump vs Twitter: the battle begins

29 May 2020 5:36 pm

When Tony Wang, general manager of Twitter in the UK, described the company as the ‘free speech wing of the…

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Facebook is right. Twitter is wrong

29 May 2020 7:46 am

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey opened up a Pandora’s box two days ago by dropping a fact-check on a tweet by…

Did anyone really believe what my wife wrote about me?

2 May 2020 9:00 am

One of the nice things about having a column in The Spectator is that I get a chance to reply…

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Disinfectant Donnie

26 April 2020 4:26 am

Do you know what the real ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ is? No, not the fauxtraged shrieks of liberals at everything the…

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Twitter is manipulating the election

10 March 2020 9:17 am

Twitter announced last month it would start flagging content the company and moderators decided was manipulated to deceive their users.…

How far should we go to defend free speech?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

This week sees the official launch of the Free Speech Union — an organisation that stands up for the speech…

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Trump uses provocative terms because he wants to provoke

23 October 2019 4:11 am

We should be bored by now — perhaps we are. Certainly, the anger against Donald Trump’s tweets isn’t quite as…

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Joe Biden versus the internet

23 September 2019 2:04 pm

The paradox of Joe Biden is well known. How does the experienced, effective, formidable politician turn into such a fiasco-stalked…

Like Twitter, but with food: Market Hall Victoria reviewed

24 August 2019 9:00 am

The Market Hall Victoria is an international food shed opposite the station terminus. I have long hated Victoria, thinking it…

Society cannot be run by Twitter mobs

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Two considerable injustices were undone this week. The first was the reinstatement of Sir Roger Scruton to the government’s ‘Building…

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‘Doubling down’ is Donald Trump’s greatest triumph

24 July 2019 8:42 pm

For three years, we have been told what Donald Trump is. We have been told that he is a racist,…

Boris Johnson and Petronella Wyatt at The Spectator’s summer party in 2016 (Alan Davidson/Shutterstock)

Petronella Wyatt: I’ve been turned into a curiosity – and Boris is to blame

13 July 2019 9:00 am

I am beginning to feel like a sort of fairground curiosity: one of those pickled things in jars that Victorians…

Common sense is the real generation gap – just ask John Cleese

15 June 2019 9:00 am

As I write these words, I regret to inform you, John Cleese is on his way to being cancelled. Now…

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Is war with Silicon Valley a Trump 2020 strategy?

5 May 2019 12:49 am

The world, or at least Twitter, awoke Saturday morning to an extraordinary series of retweets from the site’s most infamous…

Andrew Adonis, a master of social media – and a model of social mobility

4 May 2019 9:00 am

The news over Easter that Lord Adonis, the counterweight to nominative determinism, was standing as a Labour Remain MEP was…

The Scruton tapes: an anatomy of a modern hit job

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Sometimes a scandal is not just a scandal, but a biopsy of a society. So it is with the assault…

obama’s legacy

Democrats, not Republicans, will dismantle Obama’s legacy

16 April 2019 3:45 am

Last week Barack Obama, grayer, wearier and older in every way, was in Berlin at one of his foundation’s conferences for ‘emerging…

Luciana Berger is escorted by police to Labour’s party conference last year after anti-Semitic attacks on Twitter [GETTY IMAGES]

Jess Phillips: The message I’ve been forced to send Luciana Berger too many times

16 February 2019 9:00 am

‘You OK?’ was the message I sent to Luciana Berger last week. As I scroll back through our previous WhatsApp…

Douglas Murray: I can’t think of a time when more people have lost their minds

1 September 2018 9:00 am

Whenever I visit a country I try to pitch high and meet the president or prime minister. In Australia this…

Ukip’s on the verge of a spectacular comeback – and it’s all thanks to Theresa May

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Paul Joseph Watson, Count Dankula and Sargon of Akkad have joined Ukip. Let that sink in. This is an in-joke…