CASM: How do we change the future of tech?

This is a time of existential change, and technology has a role in it all. Climate change is accelerating, while…

Posted by Events on June 27th, 2022

Gambling is not just a “man’s problem”

With gambling, as in all areas, we cannot just apply what we know about men and assume it to be…

Posted by Events on June 9th, 2022

The Good Web Project

All too frequently, liberal societies struggle to articulate what a good Internet would look like.

Some of it…

Posted by Events on May 26th, 2022

“Does it count if I’m hurt in the metaverse?”: Living with Immersive Harm

With the publication of the Online Safety Bill, it has been a landmark few weeks…

Posted by Shaya Satheesh on May 25th, 2022

Exemptions, exceptions and exclusions: Why the Online Safety Bill protects disinformation and abuse over freedom of speech and journalism

The UK’s Online Safety Bill has been lauded by the government as “world-leading,” with claims that it will make the UK the…

Posted by Shaya Satheesh on May 24th, 2022

Introducing Combined Choice

Today, we’re launching a new co-design tool called Combined Choice. This is part of Demos’…

Posted by Events on May 10th, 2022

Shadow profits in the data economy: unravelling the harms caused by ‘data brokers’

‘Data’ is everywhere. A day doesn’t go by without a news story of how it is changing our lives: new…

Posted by Shaya Satheesh on April 19th, 2022

How Ireland is using remote working to level up

A country with high regional inequalities, and an economy dominated by one large metropolitan area – the UK, you might…

Posted by Events on April 8th, 2022

Mogg’s Missed Opportunity: It’s time the Government took public participation seriously

Announcing his new role as Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency to The Sun’s Posted by Shaya Satheesh on March 17th, 2022

System change for system changes’ sake

The publication of the Online Safety Bill, after years of debate and scrutiny and consultation, is imminent. By way of…

Posted by Shaya Satheesh on March 11th, 2022

Why online anonymity is vital in a healthy democratic society

We’ve come a long way in a year. The twelve month debate on whether anonymity online is helping or hindering…

Posted by Events on January 10th, 2022

Respect isn’t nonsense – it could be Starmer’s big idea

In a speech aiming to kick off a “big year”, Keir Starmer this week put respect at the heart of…

Posted by Events on January 7th, 2022

Starting with the why

This morning Keir Starmer chose to frame his offer to the voters under the banners of Security, Prosperity and Respect….

Posted by Events on January 4th, 2022

The success of the Online Safety Bill will depend on the government’s ability to admit it could go wrong

‘If it’s illegal offline, it should be illegal online.’ This is the rallying cry around which the debate on digital…

Posted by Events on December 17th, 2021

How to unite the ‘levelling up’ tribes

Drawing on recent research published by Demos, Ben Glover and Andrew Phillips discuss how attitudes…

Posted by Events on December 15th, 2021

Is anonymity the best target in the fight against the trolls?

“Rest assured, this Bill will end anonymous abuse, because it will end abuse, full stop.” We will ‘ Posted by Events on November 17th, 2021

Consensus at home is just as important as consensus abroad to meet our climate targets

By Charles Seaford

With COP26 about to commence, the Government is on a mission to try and build consensus internationally…

Posted by Events on October 29th, 2021

How do we fight back against online abuse when counterspeech can’t keep up?

Over the last few years, solutions to the problem of online abuse have been proposed and attempted – from pleading…

Posted by Events on October 21st, 2021

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities must not overlook the role of local government in levelling up

The Ministry for Local Government is no longer. The recently renamed Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has sent…

Posted by Events on October 6th, 2021

Gendered disinformation: The US can’t be content with content solutions

In regulating online spaces, if we treat the problems of harmful content as separate from the problems of harmful systems,…

Posted by Stephanie Lenz on September 14th, 2021