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Charles Jaigu: “The end of adolescent populism”


COLUMN - Have the Internet and algorithms really changed politics in general and populism in particular? Responses from Giuliano da Empoli who republishes The Chaos Engineers.

What have they become?

Doctors Spin and Misters Data who have brought populism brilliant successes in recent years no longer sparkle as before.

Yet they are there, but a little tired.

At the time they were called Gianroberto Casaleggio, Andrew Breitbart, Steve Bannon, Dominic Cummings and Arthur Finkelstein.

Some have died, others are on technical unemployment, and others continue to work behind the scenes.

Their names are not all known, unlike their "creatures".

Beppe Grillo, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Benyamin Netanyahu or Victor Orban have entered the history books.

Their shadow advisers have stalled, because the populist right-wing revolution has not taken place as they expected.

They were kicked out, and their leaders were defeated in the next ballot,

or fired too by their own parties.

This is the case for Steve Bannon and Dominic Cummings (“Mr. Brexit”).

Only Orban and Netanyahu are still tracing the furrow of an illiberal right

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Source: lefigaro

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