For Whom Libel Tolls

Jack Monroe’s recent victory in the courts has landed Katie Hopkins with a pretty sizeable legal bill – one that dwarfs the actual cost of the damages awarded. How do legal bills get so big? And what are they actually paying for? We tried to find out…

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Courting Danger

If we sound like know-it-alls for telling Katie Hopkins what she should have done, it’s only because we learned the lesson ourselves – and we learned it the hard way. What can you expect if you ever try to pick up a fight with someone over a threat of defamation? Something like this…

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The Rules Of Enragement

There are countless ways to torture yourself on the internet, but one of the most enduringly popular methods is to read op-ed pieces by people we hate, whose opinions really piss us off. Why do we do it to ourselves? What compels us to hate-read? And why do these pundits insist on taunting us?

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