Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society

London School of Economics and Political Science Students' Union

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This website was launched in 2015 by Zoe Liu (Publications Officer 2015-16)

March 3, 2018

Democracy is built on our choices; our choices built on information we have. But what determines what information we get? In this blog post, we look at 3 ways how the information we receive become increasingly one-sided and unreliable.

A lost of faith in experts

Tom Nichols highlights how the populati...

February 4, 2018

PC: www.freepik.com 

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced changes to the Facebook algorithm. Soon, you will be seeing more posts of your friends and your family. The advertisements, news and those puppy videos that used to swamp your news feed will be condemned to the past (mostly). This is part of Zuc...

December 21, 2017

PC: Cameron Gaut

Bitcoin, a form of crypto-currency, is basically a person-to-person payment that unlike its traditional counterparts, offers a transaction mechanism that effectively excludes banks. It was born in 2009, in wake of the global financial crisis. A recent survey of 10,000 millennial by C...

December 11, 2017

(Photo Credit: CNBC)

Recently, The Center, a 73-storey giant skyscraper that looms over Central Hong Kong has been sold for a record-shattering 3.8 billion pounds. Yet, the significant transaction that seems to bolster the ever-strengthening property sector in Hong Kong masks a disturbing truth about...

December 6, 2017

(Photo Credit: Alex Edmans)

During the campaign leading up to the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union, the public had heard multiple claims from both camps, including some suspiciously dubious ones. Now, more than one year on since the campaign first began, are we able...

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