In light of Elon Musk’s recent investment, Harry Craig analyses the chaotic Twitter takeover so far.
Racists Running Amok – But Football Will Fight Back
Racists Running Amok – But Football Will Fight Back Rhys Wallis discusses the recent scrutiny on racist abuse in football, and what needs to change. Racism and abuse is, unfortunately, nothing new in football, but this summer saw it well and truly rear its ugly head once more. After a year and a bit with […]
Censorship vs Freedom of Speech
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 […]
The Perils of Social media: Censoring what suits
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.
Activism today: a personal account
Rupali Naik takes a positive stance on activism from seemingly superficial platforms: are we changing the nature of social media?
The Online Literary Communi-‘tea’
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?
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, […]
Exeter student solves mystery of lost family memorabilia
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 […]
University apologises to lecturer after providing incomplete pensions advice
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. […]
An interview with Chris Weitz, screenwriter of Rogue One and Cinderella
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 […]