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Will social media make it impossible to determine the true ‘truth’?

U.S. President Donald Trump would love to make his version of reality the official version, fact-free though it may be. Leah McLaren talks of some technologies that could help make that happen.

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Brexit: The Leave side emerges victorious

As I checked Twitter feverishly on Thursday night, the news I was dreading to hear broke around 10:50 p.m. MDT: The BBC was projecting a victory by the Leave side of the Brexit referendum. The final tally wouldn’t be known for a few hours later (about 7:20 a..m. in London). The Leave camp had won […]

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Fri, June 24 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Brexit: The Leave side emerges victorious

Angry nationalism, Europe and the Brexit referendum

The Globe and Mail’s Mark MacKinnon visits Peterborough in Britain and Styria, Austria to find that a dislike of the other and a desire to return to an imagined version of the past and avoid a fervidly imagined future are driving citizens in both places towards populist, right-wing politics.

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Sat, June 18 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Angry nationalism, Europe and the Brexit referendum

A cogent argument against Brexit

Adopting the letter-to-a-friend approach, the Globe and Mail penned a solid editorial advising residents of the U.K. why they should vote “remain” in the Brexit referendum.

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Fri, June 17 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on A cogent argument against Brexit