Is it uncivil to protest an uncivil president at a sports event? Mc Sweeny’s has a wonderful spoof essay on that topic: “Booing Voldemort at the Triwizard Tournament demonstrates Hogwarts’ lack of civil discourse”
If you are a political scientist, you are probably familiar with the work of Matthew Shugart. But you might not be aware that he has been writing on his personal blog (they still exist) for more than a decade. A couple of weeks ago, he has published a very instructive analysis of the recent Canadian election through an electoral-systems-research lens that is absolutely worth your time.
It is now possible to create convincing deepfake videos of politicians endorsing their opponents. Watch this one (created for educational purposes) and be afraid.
A video showing Boris Johnson endorsing Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister has just landed online, another shows Corbyn backing Johnson.
— Catrin Nye (@CatrinNye) November 12, 2019