#GamerGate poll: Clarifying the change from “Uncovering corruption” to “Fighting corruption”

I wrote about #GamerGate again today for the Mirror, with predictable consequences. There was something I wanted to clear up about the poll though. Not long after it opened, it was pointed out to me that you couldn’t tweet the…

Was Jack Of Kent right to break an embargo on Conservative Party plans for human rights legislation?

The internet’s very own learned legal friend Jack Of Kent has caused a stir today by publishing detail about Conservative party strategy on human rights legislation that was embargoed. The Mail’s Political Editor – James Chapman – was particularly vexed,…

9 things news organisations could learn about social media from “Martin Belam’s joke” on Twitter

Nah, not really.

*** WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR KATE BUSH LIVE IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE SHOW YET *** I got to see Kate Bush last night. As I said to my wife as we walked towards the venue, “This is something I…

Am I being deleted by Google against my will?

UPDATED: Quartz say no – “Google is trolling the EU with passive-aggressive disclaimers on search results” ———————————————————- I noticed by chance when Googling looking for an old friend that some of the search results for their name had been removed…

Shat on the Telegraph

At the weekend, Gary Lineker watched his boyhood team Leicester City come from 3-1 down to beat Manchester United 5-3. He got excited and swore on Twitter. He’s a football fan. I’m not sure they can be at the Telegraph….

I’ve absolutely loved being part of the Daily Mirror and Ampp3d’s coverage of the Scottish Independence Referendum. And right now, I’ve got quite a good few hours of coverage ahead of me still. As polls close, here’s some thoughts on…

Ampp3d under “friendly fire” from the National Secular Society

We did a story on Ampp3d this week fact-checking the Daily Mail’s scaremongering nonsense about the number of Muslim children growing up in the UK. The National Secular Society did not like it. In their story about the number of…

Just a thought on the level of abuse journalists have been receiving during the #Indyref campaign in Scotland. Tom Bradby writes a post about how he isn’t enjoying the experience of covering the referendum because of the level of abuse…

An open letter to the Independent about reporting the royal baby news

If your schtick is that you don’t make a big fuss about reporting news about the royal family, then tweeting out that that you didn’t make a big fuss about it with a #RoyalBaby hashtag appears to be self-defeating How…