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False intimacy in social media adverts

Are social media influencers exploiting the authenticity of their platform for profit?

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Social media isn’t the cause of mental ill-health

The media seems to express increasing concern over the dangers of social media on mental health, but we’re focusing on the wrong thing

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Banning online communities of misogynists is a good thing, here’s why

Sam Glover talks to members of the recently banned ‘Incel’ group, and argues that banning the community is the right move

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How technology and widespread media are affecting you right now

Social media and technological advancements have changed the way people interact with each other, making the future unpredictable

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Feature: Women of Science campaign

Manchester PhD researcher, Rhys Archer, speaks to The Mancunion about her journey to empower female scientists around the world, with her inspiring and ‘relatable’ Women of Science campaign

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A social “awokening”: we need to start taking responsibility

Social media has kept our ‘woke’ generation from taking real political action

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How social media is sculpting politics

The combination of constant encounter with (often shallow) political views on social media platforms and recurring political shocks is shaping the politics of the younger generation

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Interview: J. Chambers

Madeleine Jones speaks to the up-and-coming rapper about his next EP, the issue of cultural appropriation in hip hop and how social media has changed his relationship with his supporters

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The Women’s March: Sexism on social media

Women are shamed on social media sites following their decision to publicly protest for women’s rights

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The devilish web

In times of such high political stakes, we need to move away from social media and onto the street in a more inclusive effort for change

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Gigi Hadid, Melania Trump, and the rise of virtue signalling

Romy Biscoe uses the controversy at the AMAs as a window to explore the modern phenomenon of ‘virtue signalling’ and its role in the US election

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Take a break from social media over Christmas

Think about putting your phone down this Christmas and taking a break from social media — we promise it will make your festive season so much better