In today’s episode, listen to Joel Deane read his review of An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, an account of Facebook’s meddling in the 2016 US elections that ushered Donald Trump into the Oval Office. Joel Deane argues that despite Zuckerberg’s show of civic-mindedness, Facebook’s data-mining enterprise has always been driven by contempt for its users – a manipulable mass of ‘dumb fucks’, as Zuckerberg once put it.... (read more)
An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s battle for domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang
Our first 'Poem of the Week' for 2016 is 'Following the many elbows of the Yarra' by Joel Deane. ABR's Poetry Editor, Lisa Gorton, introduces Joel who then discusses and reads his poem.... (read more)
'BATSHIT BORING BOOKS'
Tim Colebatch's review of my book Catch and Kill: The Politics of Power (November 2015) quotes a comment I made to