You can say what you like on Twitter as long as youre US president | Christian Christensen

January 11, 2018

Is the social media company so relaxed about Trumps tweets because it gains so much from them, asks Christian Christensen, journalism professor at Stockholm University What does it take to get kicked off of Twitter, even for just one day? How about issuing to 46 million followers recent blogpost, Twitter wrote that: Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets would hide important information people should be…

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We need to talk about the online radicalisation of young, white men | Abi Wilkinson

August 19, 2017

With the appointment of Breitbart Newss chair to Trumps staff we need to be clear about the links between misogyny, racism and neofascism on alt-right websites For several years now, Ive had a dark and fairly unusual hobby. When Im alone and bored and the mood strikes me, Ill open up my laptop and head for a particularly unsavoury corner of the internet. No, not the bit youre thinking of….

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#AintNoCinderella: Indian women mock politician who blamed stalking victim

August 9, 2017

Women share photos of themselves staying out after midnight after party official said woman chased in her car late at night had brought it on herself Indian women have been posting images of themselves out after midnight with defiant messages after a male politician suggested a woman who was chased in her car by two men shouldnt have been gone out so late in the night. Varnika Kundu claimed she…

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When tweeters attack: why do readers send authors their bad reviews?

May 23, 2017

Social media have made it easy to let novelists know directly when their work has disappointed but why do so many people want to do so? If you cant say something nice, dont say anything at all. Its a simple enough rule that most of us learned as young children. So why is it that some readers seem incapable of holding back from telling an author that they didnt like…

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