Vincent Boland: Unfriending Facebook means an existential crisis for the social giant
The ongoing advertising boycott is the latest evidence that the tech giant is out of its depth as a corporate entity
Imagine that there was a newspaper called the Islamic State Times, or the Neo-Nazi Gazette, or the Anti-Vaxxer Independent, or the White Supremacy Post. Imagine that its daily content consisted of lies, conspiracy theories, racist rants and unfiltered hate. No self-respecting company would dream of spending a cent to advertise in such an outlet.
Yet there is a medium where hate speech, racism, incitement to violence, homophobia, misogyny, misinformation, fake news and conspiracy theories circulate...
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Vincent Boland: Naive Cameron’s bromance ends in controversy and recrimination
The scandal currently consuming David Cameron is an example of what can happen when a financier with a big idea encounters a captive audience unable to figure it out
Vincent Boland: Hope has turned into expectation: we will overcome this pandemic
The early days of the Covid-19 pandemic were dominated by loudmouths, incompetents and populists. Then the serious people took over
Vincent Boland: Booby traps could explode the myths around the big banks
The world’s top lenders assure us they’re stronger than they were in 2008. But if Credit Suisse and Nomura can get caught on the losing side of a little forced equity-selling, what else are they doing wrong?
Vincent Boland: Hunting in Spacs – the craze sweeping the stock markets
The special purpose acquisition company phenomenon is an asset class in search of assets and its emergence is hardly surprising, given the IPO market’s structural problems, but these issues must be sorted out once and for all