[Marxism] The Twittering Machine. Richard Seymour. From Internet Addiction to “post-Truth” politics.

andrew coates pabs47 at hotmail.com
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.

https://tendancecoatesy.wordpress.com/2020/02/24/the-twittering-machine-richard-seymour-from-internet-addiction-to-post-truth-politics/

Andrew Coates



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