Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Facebook Purge: Corporate power, political influence and the need for alternative networks

There has been much debate as to what impact the internet in general and ‘social media’ in particular will come to have on our politics. It is clear that in developing countries, particularly those of the ‘Arab Spring’ – where … Continue reading

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Facebook forced to respond to our campaign for restoration of accounts

Our campaign against Facebook’s arbitrary (and suspiciously timed) deletion of political accounts has forced a response. If an account you administer has been affected and you want to keep your Facebook presence we highly recommend you migrate your Profile to a Page, … Continue reading

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Political Facebook Groups Deleted On Royal Wedding Day

The Anti-Cuts Space London facebook group has been taken down without warning or permission. In the last 12 hours, facebook has deleted around 50 sites. Message people in extant groups to warn them, and tell them to get on your … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To the UCL President and Provost

Dear Malcolm Grant, On April 14, you issued in your weekly newsletter to staff a statement about the relationship between different kinds of UCL worker. The newsletter was about the preeminency of the ‘academic mission’ at the institution. Referring to … Continue reading

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