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Martin Robbins is a writer and talker at the messy border of science and culture. He is a columnist at VICE, and blogs for The Guardian and the New Statesman.
The myth that British data scientists won the election for Trump
Claims that social media data won the presidency are greatly exaggerated
Why are people who reject conventional science so in love with its trappings?
The bizarre unrequited love affair between bad science and the real thing
The maths of the paper disproving conspiracy theories don't add up
Research claiming to have cracked the numbers behind mysterious plots is flawed
Corbyn, Trump and Farage: The Rise of the Paranoid Style
They may seem very different on the surface, but underneath they’re driven by the same fears
The science of vaccination means nothing without trust
The myths of the anti-vaccination movement are tempting for many parents. We can’t bully them into rationality
Writers of the World Unite!
James Baldwin, revolutionary humanist
Luke Kennard on capitalism, love and millennials
Inside the tourment of shadows
The dangerous allure of victim politics
36 weird things people believed when they were kids