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Old 09-25-2020, 10:02 AM
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No, our laws haven't yet caught up to the digital age and probably never will, the Internet changes too fast, constantly opening new ways and possibilities.

But actually, I have no idea where did you get that 90% od the Sussex Squad are bots and I did read the article - they actually wrote "While very few of those accounts appear to be entirely automated—classic bot accounts—Feldberg’s report found that “many have unusual features, suggesting there could be collusion or automation behind some of the accounts.” It's pretty easy to write a program that will automatically retweet content connected to something (in this case, positive for Meghan) and then use the Twitter normally.

I think for us, Europeans, it's weird that you have to register to vote at all We usually don't have to do that - as long as you're voting where you live, the only thing you have to do is to show up and vote.
I totally get it, in my country is the same, you've made it to 18? congratulations you can vote!!
We even get the day off (by law) to go and vote, if you still choose to work that day than you get paid twice the amount you would on a regular day.
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:05 AM
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Previous US posters have it right—voter registration is part of overall voter suppression and the legacy of white supremacy. Here in Texas, 45% of votes cast are for Democrats, yet Republicans hold the majority of statewide elected positions, and all of the Texas Supreme Court seats.
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:17 AM
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Meghan is on the November 2020 front-cover of Tatler. The title will be "Meghan: What's Next" followed by a blurb, "Exclusive poll: What Britain really thinks about the Sussexes"

Tatler has asked its readers on their opinion on their thoughts on Harry and Meghan. Important footnote: "*Results reported on in this article included only those who expressed an opinion. Savanta Comres is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables at comresglobal.com."
"Following Megixit, the majority of people who expressed an opinion, 68 per cent, agree that Meghan and Harry should have their titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex taken away from them. 63 per cent also agree that as a British royal, Meghan should not be commenting on American politics - an interesting finding considering the furore surrounding her and Harry’s decision to film a video urging people to vote in the US elections earlier this week. More than a third of those with a view think that Meghan has political ambitions of her own, with 35 per cent agreeing that Meghan wants to be president of the United States one day. For the full results, pick up the November issue, on newsstands Thursday 1 October."
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:21 AM
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Previous US posters have it right—voter registration is part of overall voter suppression and the legacy of white supremacy. Here in Texas, 45% of votes cast are for Democrats, yet Republicans hold the majority of statewide elected positions, and all of the Texas Supreme Court seats.
I don’t people realise this goes on. In the UK, we get a form every year asking the details they have are correct and you can change it online or letter or phone. Then a polling card turns up for whatever election and tells you which polling station to go to.

To be fair, I think not commenting on politics is partly self preservation by the Royals No point aligning yourself too closely with one fraction than the other. No one wants to get a stage where government wants to get rid of you. Obviously, these two feel they know better.
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:38 AM
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Odd then, if Meghan and Harry are so unpopular and Tatler readers (those who expressed an opinion, that is) wish them to be 'punished', that the magazine has decided to feature Meghan on their front cover.

Hoping for historically low sales figures for November perhaps, to prove the point that people find Meghan so repellent they don't want to read about her!

A 'poll' that just relies on 'expressions of opinion' by its respondents can hardly be called scientific!
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:45 AM
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I don't know if it's just a coincidence that the November edition of Tatler will also feature an exclusive interview with Melania Trump. Or is there actually a set up to put Meghan and Melania Trump at the same time?
"There's also an exclusive interview with First Lady Melania Trump, in which she talks about her humble beginnings and her husband's Presidency, as well as a shoot with Contributing Editor Anaïs Gallagher and her boyfriend Julius Roberts, the dashing farmer behind the wildly popular @telltalefood Instagram account, in which they talk about how they got through lockdown."
This is from the last paragraph of the Tatler article: https://www.tatler.com/article/megha...ber-2020-cover

I do think YouGov is one the most "scientifically" conducted survey on the British public's opinion.
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:01 AM
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Odd then, if Meghan and Harry are so unpopular and Tatler readers (those who expressed an opinion, that is) wish them to be 'punished', that the magazine has decided to feature Meghan on their front cover.

Hoping for historically low sales figures for November perhaps, to prove the point that people find Meghan so repellent they don't want to read about her!

A 'poll' that just relies on 'expressions of opinion' by its respondents can hardly be called scientific!
Oh, Curryong, you innocent human being

It's Tatler. It's whole purpose is to tear people down in the most entertaining way - just something to read and laugh about while drinking too expensive, awful morning tea and gossip about after Sunday service. I can assure you that people will buy this, even if to see what awful thing they managed to come up this time.

This is how this whole business works. I'm surprised there's anyone who doesn't understand it by now.
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Old 09-25-2020, 12:28 PM
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Odd then, if Meghan and Harry are so unpopular and Tatler readers (those who expressed an opinion, that is) wish them to be 'punished', that the magazine has decided to feature Meghan on their front cover.

Hoping for historically low sales figures for November perhaps, to prove the point that people find Meghan so repellent they don't want to read about her!

A 'poll' that just relies on 'expressions of opinion' by its respondents can hardly be called scientific!
Probably they are counting on people buying the magazine, then hate-reading!
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Old 09-25-2020, 12:40 PM
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I don't know if it's just a coincidence that the November edition of Tatler will also feature an exclusive interview with Melania Trump. Or is there actually a set up to put Meghan and Melania Trump at the same time?
"There's also an exclusive interview with First Lady Melania Trump, in which she talks about her humble beginnings and her husband's Presidency, as well as a shoot with Contributing Editor Anaïs Gallagher and her boyfriend Julius Roberts, the dashing farmer behind the wildly popular @telltalefood Instagram account, in which they talk about how they got through lockdown."
This is from the last paragraph of the Tatler article: https://www.tatler.com/article/megha...ber-2020-cover

I do think YouGov is one the most "scientifically" conducted survey on the British public's opinion.

It's the American public's opinion not British but here's what YouGov came up with what people thought about them.


This obviously was conducted before the Netflix deal. But it's from this year.


https://today.yougov.com/topics/inte...t-meghan-harry
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Old 09-25-2020, 12:53 PM
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I too find it strange that you don't automatically have the right to vote once your of legal age. But the US is a very big country, what works for European countries, might not work over there.
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In most European countries, there is a centralized system of person registration; each municipality is responsible for keeping track of who lives where so that voter registration is indeed automatic once legal voting age is attained. This system does not exist in North America so that it is necessary to register with government authorities when exercising the right to vote: proof of address and identification are usually required. I would be interested to know how this works in South America and Asia; I assume Australia has the North American system as well. Thank you mods for allowing this slightly off topic infobyte!
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Old 09-25-2020, 12:56 PM
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That American poll was conducted in January and things might have changed for better or worse for them by now.

Isn't Tatler editor Richard Dennen supposed to be a friend/supporter of Meghan? I remember that being discussed.

But in any case putting a controversial person on the cover and then publishing poll numbers "what the British public really thinks!" gives them a lot to talk about, whether the piece itself ends up being positive or not.

Tatler's going to tattle and it won't end up serious affecting anything most likely.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:08 PM
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Richard Dennen is an old friend of Kate's from St Andrew's days.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:15 PM
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That American poll was conducted in January and things might have changed for better or worse for them by now.

Isn't Tatler editor Richard Dennen supposed to be a friend/supporter of Meghan? I remember that being discussed.

But in any case putting a controversial person on the cover and then publishing poll numbers "what the British public really thinks!" gives them a lot to talk about, whether the piece itself ends up being positive or not.

Tatler's going to tattle and it won't end up serious affecting anything most likely.



I don't know that it was necessarily negative. I thought it was more positive than the Tattler poll. Different groups had different opinions. But the original post mentioned YouGov and that is the most recent one I could find.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:15 PM
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In the UK, you do have to be on the electoral register, but local councils send out letters to each household and you just have to give the details of any person at that address who's over 16 - you have to be 18 to vote, but having the details of people who will turn 18 in the next couple of years helps keep the registers up to date. If people aren't registered, that's their choice, usually because they don't want the authorities to know where they are - no-one would be stopped from registering. But there has been quite a lot of stuff circulating on social media about the issues with registering to vote in the US.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:31 PM
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A 'poll' that just relies on 'expressions of opinion' by its respondents can hardly be called scientific!

That is what a poll captures--respondent opinions. Some are more rigorously designed than others, but the purpose of the poll is to determine people's opinions on specific subject. Sometimes the questions is framed as a clear "opinion" eg "in your opinion, is the sky blue?" and sometimes the question is framed as "is the sky blue?" Either way, pollsters know that they are gathering opinion.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:46 PM
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I know. This was however a Savanta ComRes poll, not a You Gov one and we don't know exactly how it was conducted, nor how many people didn't bother to answer the specific polling questions and therefore didn't express an opinion. Might have been hundreds.
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Old 09-25-2020, 02:03 PM
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Richard Dennen is an old friend of Kate's from St Andrew's days.
Considering the properly outrageous article published in Tatler some months ago about Kate, i'm not quite sure they are friends anymore.

As far i can see it's Meghan's turn now.

Fair balance. And a major need to sell, obviously ...
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Old 09-25-2020, 02:24 PM
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Considering the properly outrageous article published in Tatler some months ago about Kate, i'm not quite sure they are friends anymore.

As far i can see it's Meghan's turn now.

Fair balance. And a major need to sell, obviously ...
I remember a conversation here at the time that suggested that Meghan actually had more positive coverage from Tatler than Kate and the Middletons did, although I couldn't say for sure.

It doesn't really matter. They'll write whatever sells and sometimes that's un/fairly writing snobby gossip about duchesses.

With the poll, whatever the accuracy of "63% of people asked thought they should loose their tiles" I think the people that care strongly about this issue either way are a tiny minority. Most certainly wouldn't want parliament to start dealing with it right now.

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I don't know that it was necessarily negative. I thought it was more positive than the Tattler poll. Different groups had different opinions. But the original post mentioned YouGov and that is the most recent one I could find.
Yes it wasn't particularly negative, in fact there were some positive points for them. I was just pointing out that in the last 9 months opinions might have shifted.
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Richard Dennen is an old friend of Kate's from St Andrew's days.
Yes he is but it didn't seem to be in her favor after Tattler printed their "Catherine the Great" feature this summer. (Which they later chose to remove approximately 1/4 of it recently.)
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