[Marxism] The Twittering Machine. Richard Seymour. From Internet Addiction to “post-Truth” politics.
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Mon Feb 24 10:02:37 MST 2020
"This month Benjamin Griveaux, candidate for Paris Mayor from President Macron’s party, La République en Marche, stood down. Peter Pavlinski had posted on the Internet a video of the Macronist stalwart having ‘virtual sex’. Images of the candidate tossing himself off in a previous online exchange with the Russian exile’s girlfriend, Alexandra de Taddeo, had been taken, without, he claims, her knowledge, from her computer. Published on Paveninski’s site, Pornopolitique, it looked like a victory on the Web for those challenging what Richard Seymour in the Foreword to his new book calls the monopoly “formerly enjoyed by media and entertainment companies”. Pavlinski called it a blow against the “hypocrisy” of politicians."
Richard Seymour offers a way of looking at how figures like Branco and Pavlinski have become political players.
Seymour has also written a thoroughly readable thoughtful book.
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