Mathew Lowry

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Fighting people with facts only makes them cling to their beliefs more strongly, further polarising our damaged societies. Different tactics are needed, and they start closer to home than you think. I probably wasn’t the only person working in EU communications who thought that Euroscepticism could be beaten by reasoned argument. Like many, I suffered… » read more

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Brexit, as experienced by a British-Australian comms guy in Brussels. I used to be sure of many things. Now I’m questioning a lot. But not everything. I used to think rational arguments mattered I trained in physics in Australia and turned up in Brussels as a science writer. As I pointed out in 2010, “science… » read more

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“The Filter Bubble”, by MoveOn.org foreign policy director Eli Pariser, shows that the forces creating the Brussels Bubble are about to be reinforced by technology, operated invisibly – and with impunity – by a handful of companies. When I launched Blogactiv in 2007 I had some interesting experiences engaging with eurosceptics of the more rabid… » read more

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