How on earth does Rishi Sunak keep going?

6 April 2024 9:00 am

It’s my birthday this week and the end of my seventh decade (mathematicians will note that this does not make…

In defence of forgiveness

30 March 2024 9:00 am

It is often the small constants in the culture that give the game away. Much of the news today is…

Edinburgh Notebook

12 August 2023 9:00 am

What, if anything, have dictators over the centuries had in common?

15 July 2023 9:00 am

Simon Kuper finds little to connect the strongmen of the past and present apart from their contempt for their own supporters

Prayer for the Day is the best thing to wake up to

13 May 2023 9:00 am

As the owner of a radio alarm clock, I could theoretically start listening to the Today programme before I’m even…

Elon Musk is right about BBC funding

11 April 2023 1:53 am

The BBC has today been using its various news platforms to protest against being described as ‘government funded’ by Twitter.…

Why are progressives scared of Elon Musk?

12 May 2022 1:14 am

Billionaire edgelord Elon Musk has just given progressives another reason to dread his ongoing attempt to buy Twitter. The founder…

The fight is on to censor Elon Musk’s Twitter

6 May 2022 2:58 am

If Elon Musk truly intends to make Twitter a free-speech platform, he’s clearly got a fight on his hands. That…

The one thing Netflix could do to keep me subscribing

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Anecdotes and statistics should never be confused, but let’s do just that to build a composite picture of today’s UK…

Can Elon Musk take on the tech censors?

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Is Elon Musk a match for the tech censors?

Why Elon Musk should forget Twitter and stick to Tesla

23 April 2022 9:00 am

I spent Easter agonising over whether to throw the considerable weight of this column behind Elon Musk’s maverick $43 billion…

Free speech shouldn’t depend on billionaires

16 April 2022 1:37 am

If you take any interest in social media, Silicon Valley, or the culture wars — which all seem to be…

What really happened to Politics For All

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Why was Politics For All shut down?

I’m sharing my boyfriend with 60,000 other people

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The trouble with dating a social media star

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Twitter ban is nothing to celebrate

7 January 2022 1:14 am

Marjorie Taylor Greene is nuttier than M&M World. Not your garden-variety conservative, or even a conservative at all, but a…

Am I being impersonated by an actor from Colorado or a mining company?

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Someone else with my name is wreaking havoc with my attempts to control the Twitter account I don’t want. Obviously,…

The good and bad news about the Online Safety Bill

14 December 2021 10:01 pm

If you care about free speech, the just-published report of the Joint Committee on the Online Safety Bill – a…

Is Twitter about to step up its censorship?

3 December 2021 3:21 am

Farewell then @jack. Jack Dorsey’s departure from Twitter on Monday came as no surprise given that the firm Elliott Management,…

WhatsApp collapse throws Tory plots into chaos

5 October 2021 2:33 pm

The world’s oldest democratic party has had a few problems with technology in recent years. Famously it was the 2018…

Blue-tick Twitter is spoiling Emma Raducanu's victory

13 September 2021 7:10 am

How do you take the pleasure out of something so marvellous and joyful as Emma Raducanu’s US open victory last…

Emma Raducanu’s amazing triumph does not belong to the left

12 September 2021 3:59 pm

It didn’t take long for the open-borders brigade to try and politicise the magnificent feat of British teenager Emma Raducanu…

The rise of Taliban Twitter

12 September 2021 8:00 am

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was swift, but this victory wasn’t won overnight. For years, the Taliban has been waging…

Mesmerising and monstrous: @zola reviewed

7 August 2021 9:00 am

The distinction between on and offline life blurred long ago. The greatest spats, sexual self-fashionings and mad soliloquies now unfurl…

Beware Boris's sinister crackdown on free speech

24 June 2021 5:14 pm

A Conservative government that boasts it is a defender of free speech against the attacks of ‘the woke’ is about…

Television, not social media, is fracturing our society

20 June 2021 7:56 am

All it took for the Twitter mob to descend on me was a retweet from Michael Gove. Message after message…