Censorship vs Freedom of Speech Lucy Aylmer discusses the compromise between censorship and freedom of speech in light of recent world events. When Donald Trump was temporarily banned from Twitter for 12 hours amid the storming of the congress, Twitter stated the ban was on account of three offending tweets which were proclaimed to be […]
Is democracy being jeopardised by the people that should theoretically be facilitating freedom fo speech? This writer optimistically views Trump’s outbursts as a good thing, formulating that it is better to know all of the information than be censured. But on election day, twitter did what many other social media brands are known for doing in modern times: picking and choosing what to put to their audiences.
Rupali Naik takes a positive stance on activism from seemingly superficial platforms: are we changing the nature of social media?
Online Arts and Literature Editor, Ariane Joudrey, discusses the different platforms of online literature communities.
Why is Trump Tweeting More Now than During his Election Campaign? Foreign Correspondent in Brussels, Georgia Shepherd, takes an outside look into Trump’s Presidency and his non-stop media strategy. Of course, by tweeting, talking and being more visible, his views gain greater currency. It seems that, as Trump gets more comfortable in the Oval Office, […]
An Exeter MA History student discovered an archive of personal items “dumped” in the mud on the side of the Western Way, Exeter on 4 June. Joe Williams, 22, launched an appeal on Twitter to reunite the collection with family members of Paul and Elizabeth Ascher, the deceased couple to whom the items belonged. The […]
The University has apologised to a lecturer after failing to provide clear information about staff pensions. Dr Katherine Newstead, who is disabled, started lecturing as an English & Film Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PTA) in January. On 2 April, Dr. Newstead took to Twitter to complain about her difficulties exiting the University’s pension scheme, citing discrimination. […]
Chris Weitz is a name you may not have heard of, but it’s more than likely you’ve watched one of the profusion of films he’s helped bring to the silver screen. Most recently a screenwriter for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Disney’s live-action reimagining of Cinderella, Weitz has also served as the director […]
In a recent episode of Love Island, there was a single striking question. It came impromptu, in a fit of frustration, from contestant Ellie, when discussing how her relationship with partner Charlie was being perceived, and her own character’s reputation for ‘outbursts’. The question was as simple as this: ‘Why is it being made into […]
Sitcom audiences often think that their favourite shows must exist in a binary, perhaps a result of America’s almost humorously centrist perspectives. Hence, Roseanne was thought of as the “natural” binary to the left-leaning sitcoms such as Modern Family, or the “wholesome conservative” opposite of edgily racist comedians or cartoons. The show tries to play […]