EP63: How Does Social Media Create Terrorists w/ Michael Mpofu


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In this weeks episode, we take a look at British democracy and the death of Sir David Amess MP. On 15 October 2021, Amess was stabbed multiple times while holding a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea. He died at the scene. Ali Harbi Ali, a British citizen of Somali heritage, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has since been detained under the Terrorism Act. He is understood to have extremist Islamist beliefs.

M.T. is joined by Michael Mpofu, head of Communications at a tech startup, Worry+Peace. He is also a strategic communicators advisor who honed his craft in working for the Official Opposition in South Africa - advising Members of Parliament on policy and media strategy. Michael is also an Editor at Common Sense


  • The death of Sir David Amess
  • Echo Chambers and how we leave them
  • Debate in South Africa
  • Should we regulate big tech
  • Do we need anonymity online?
  • Is PREVENT working
  • What can we learn from Sir David Amess
  • Climate change
  • How many people get referred to prevent

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