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Modern Day Kingmakers Think in Code

How social media algorithms are redefining power and influence

A smiling brunette with a pink beanie, a denim jacket off her shoulders and a blue tank top looks down at her phone. A purple, pink and white background of binary (1s and 0s) radiates from her.
A smiling brunette with a pink beanie, a denim jacket off her shoulders and a blue tank top looks down at her phone. A purple, pink and white background of binary (1s and 0s) radiates from her.
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The year was 1688. A Catholic king ruled in England once more and had named a Catholic heir. A group of seven powerful men, who would later come to be known as “the Immortal Seven”, penned a letter to William of Orange, the son-in-law and nephew of King James…