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TFGL2019 - S4 - Ep6 - Political Ad Fireworks
Tech for Good Live
TFGL2019 - S4 - Ep6 - Political Ad Fireworks
10/11/201942:34
Episode Info

Welcome to our special bonfire night edition. As we’re all no doubt aware Bonfire night celebrates the triumph of brutal, state sponsored persecution in the face of a bloody failure of violent rebellion. With sparklers. What more appropriate night could there be for an episode of the Tech for God live podcast.

We have a guest with us! Lauren Hogan, Volunteering Projects Officer with Turn2us, a national charity who support people facing financial struggles.

You can find out more about their Connect tool at https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Connect 


This week’s topics:   

Stat of the week: 

'84% of traffic to Childline is accessed via a Google product, and we have no control over this.

https://twitter.com/odihq/status/1190256225029632000?s=12


Campaign news of the week: 

The Supported Loving campaign led by My Life My Choice:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/30/campaign-for-learning-disabled-peoples-love-lives


Tech news of the week:

Twitter bans political ads whilst Facebook doubles down on not even fact checking them:

https://twitter.com/jack/status/1189634360472829952?s=12

https://www.politico.eu/article/twitter-dropping-all-political-ads/

Beyond the fact checking there’s more unusual activity on Facebook ads:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50270727

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/31/facebook-prep-ads-instagram-political

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/04/i-worked-political-ads-facebook-they-profit-by-manipulating-us/ 


A Rant or Nice of the week?:

130 banks sign up to UN Principles for Responsible Banking - Greenwashing or a genuine effort by banks to improve:

https://www.positive.news/economics/clean-money-could-a-commitment-to-responsible-banking-make-the-banks-better/


And finally

Sifted is looking for nominations for the real "game changers" out there — from founders to developers to community builders in Europe - nominate yourself and your tech for good friends: 

https://sifted.eu/articles/sifted-gamechanger-callout/ 

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