Sat here, farting out the fifteenth editorial of rabble, we’re again confronted by a shambolic media, both at home and abroad. News of the hacking scandal at Independent News and Media is filtering in, with numerous journalists and their sources compromised.
Then we are confronted with the news of millions of Facebook profiles having their data appropriated by Cambridge Analytica to build a a profile of potential voters and how to target them.
The concerted attempt to sway millions of voters with fake news seemed to be the last minute push needed for both Brexit to pip past the post and possibly, led to the inauguration of Trump. Closer to home, all eyes are firstly on the DUP and their own use of Cambridge Analytica’s sister company to campaign for Vote Leave.
Secondly, as it is clear that so much of this money has its roots in American far-right conservatism, there is a good reason to suspect that it might appear in the upcoming referendum…
Fresh Up On The Blog
Terry Dunne takes us back to look at the riotous popular culture behind the façade of Georgian Ireland and at how resistance was shaped by borrowing from festive life, folklore and recreation....
The Government has recently seen fit to admit AirBnb is a massive problem with regards to the housing crisis. However, Eoghan Murphy has already claimed that any regulations will probably only apply to Dublin - this is even more...
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Music Feels Good
Above: Patrick O’Brien captures the masked hip-hop crusader in his natural enviroment. From co-founding Galway’s Community Skratch games, being a member of the Vince McMahon scratch super-group to making some seriously innovative music...
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The Back Issues
a 56 page bumper issue! It produced more sleepless nights than a 4 day coke bender, not to mention the pit of endless procrastination and despair it provokes – but here it is….
Ah yes the accelerated growth of an unprecedented homeless crisis, more policing scandals, and the possibility of so much more labour unrest that 2016 already has more than a whiff of 1913 about it…
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