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Shallow Dive

7 EpisodesProduced by Alex Waygood and Murray JonesWebsite

A podcast discussing politics and policy, presented by Alex Waygood and Murray Jones.Music used in this podcast is by the freesound.org user Sub-d, and is licensed under a Creative Commons 0 license freesound.org/people/Sub-d/.

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#2: Chaos in Iowa, and the case for regulating Facebook

The Iowa Caucuses descended into chaos, Russian police have been convicted of busting their own drug den, and we ask: should the government step in to save Facebook from itself?


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Further reading:


The Iowa caucuses were utter chaos.


Doing well in Iowa is important, but only if you can get media attention out of it.


Pete Buttigieg: who he is.


Buttigieg controversially fired South Bend’s first African-American police chief.


Buttigieg’s town-regeneration project has also come under criticism from minority communities in South Bend. 


Partly as a result, Buttigeg has a major problem with nonwhite voters.


Buttigieg started off with a fairly left-wing campaign, but has pivoted to the centre recently, leading to accusations of opportunism from leftists.


Bernie Sanders: who he is.


Sanders’s healthcare proposals are maybe half as left-wing as what the UK currently has.


Romney voted to convict Trump.


Nancy Pelosi tore up a copy of Trump’s speech.


State election fiasco in Germany.


Land grab in Vietnam.


Iraqi protests shaken up.


Irish elections


Chile protests.


A murder mystery in Lesotho.


Iceland says you can’t name your child after the devil, apparently.


Russian police convicted of busting their own drug den.


Links not working? View the show page here: https://alexwaygood.com/2020/02/06/episode-2-chaos-in-iowa-and-the-case-for-regulating-facebook/

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