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The Second Movement of La Symphonie Zemmour

Share the post "The Second Movement of La Symphonie Zemmour" Anyone who follows French presidential elections knows that there is a regular pattern to insurgent candidacies. The first movement is triumphal and allegro. The crescendos build as the novel candidate is borne aloft on a whirlwind of publicity. Barriers fall as if made of gossamer. But then, just as suddenly as it began, the music slows and turns somber. The establishment regroups. The barriers suddenly...

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Bolloré vs. Macron

Share the post "Bolloré vs. Macron" Raphaëlle Bacqué and Ariane Chemin, Le Monde‘s indefatigable political profilers, published today a profile of Billionaire Vincent Bolloré, whom they credit with having established “un pôle réactionnaire” in the media, which extends from CNews, the would-be French Fox, to Europe1, the Journal du Dimanche, Paris Match, several publishing houses, and–most intriguingly–a YouTube channel named Padreblog, where you can find unctuous...

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What Is Vincent Bolloré Up To?

Share the post "What Is Vincent Bolloré Up To?" The Financial Times has an article today on the replacement of Hervé Gattegno as editor of the Journal du Dimanche and Paris Match, allegedly at the behest of the owner of both outlets, billionaire Vincent Bolloré, who also owns CNews, the TV network that is bidding to become the French Fox and until recently hosted Eric Zemmour as a regular commentator. So what is Bolloré up to? The FT concludes that Bolloré “wanted his...

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The great infodemic: time to consider a fake news tax

A content-based tax on the revenue from digital advertising is needed to prevent the monetisation of fake news by both creators and platforms. By: Georgios Petropoulos Date: August 26, 2021 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy In a speech delivered at the Munich Security Conference on 15 February 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that “fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous”. In fact, we are in...

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Virtual Event: the Epistemology of Democracy with Art Goldhammer

Register here for a virtual conversation with Art Goldhammer on the Epistemology of Democracy: Authority, Anti-Elitism, and the Media. The event begins at 6:00 pm CDT today, April 20th, 2021, and is hosted by the Collegiate Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Populism is often characterized as a revolt against elite or technocratic governance. But even populists come to believe in authorities of their own choosing. The media—both traditional and alternative, institutional...

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How citizens react when other European leaders discuss their country

When EU leaders discuss developments in other member states, it often attracts substantial attention in the media. But how do these statements affect the attitudes of citizens toward the EU and issues like austerity? Drawing on a new study, Alessandro Del Ponte illustrates how the rhetoric adopted by EU leaders may inadvertently offend or galvanise the public in neighbouring states. Citizens often learn through the media what European leaders say about their home country. For example,...

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The Achilles’ Curve: Greece’s Management of the Covid-19 Crisis

Share the post "The Achilles’ Curve: Greece’s Management of the Covid-19 Crisis" Greece handled the coronavirus crisis “so well, so far” according to CNN journalist Nic Robertson. The country’s strict lockdown ended on 5 May 2020, after fifty days with schools and non-essential businesses as well as many public spaces closed. As a result, Greece has been reporting an average of less than fifteen new Covid-19 cases per day since April 24. Prime Minister Kyriakos...

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Revue de Presse : 19 janvier

Share the post "Revue de Presse : 19 janvier" La revue Dissent consacre son dernier numéro à la question de « la démocratie et le barbarisme », réinterprétant la fameuse phrase de Rosa Luxembourg (« socialisme ou barbarisme ») à l’âge des néo-nationalismes et des catastrophes climatiques. Editeur de ce numéro spécial, le juriste écologiste Jedediah Purdy définit le barbarisme comme « un système qui transforme des gens en ennemis et oppresseurs les uns des autres … qui...

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Youthful Indiscretions

Share the post "Youthful Indiscretions" The otherwise dull-as-dishwater campaign for the European elections has produced one amusing passe-d’armes involving two rather surprising combatants: Nathalie Loiseau, the head of LREM’s list, and Edwy Plenel, the editor of Médiapart. Médiapart revealed that when Loiseau was a student at SciencesPo, her name appeared on a list of candidates for the far-right student organization UED (affiliated with the notorious extremist group...

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Is this blog post legal (under new EU copyright law)?

How new EU rules on using snippets from news publishers and on copyright infringement liability might affect circulation of information, revenue distribution, market power and EU business competitiveness. By: Catarina Midoes Date: April 8, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance On March 26th 2019, after more than two years of negotiations and 50 amendments by the European Parliament, the Copyright Directive was...

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