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University of Manchester professor in ‘sexist’ twitter row

As well as tweeting about waking up next to a Students’ Union Women Officer, it appears the professor has been ‘liking’ other controversial content on Twitter

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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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Is ‘relatable’ online content homogenising us?

Our emotional and expressive capacities are changing the age of the meme

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Our freedom is in peril at the hands of online saboteurs

Censorship of more right-wing views on online platforms must be confronted if we are to properly engage in debate

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PlayStation hacked again

Over the past few days, and possibly even before that, it has appeared that Sony’s PlayStation Network has been hacked in some form, but this time limited to the UK

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Klopperation: Celebration

We all need to be a little more like Jürgen Klopp and start celebrating football like we used to

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Goldsmiths Diversity Officer charged over racism allegations

Bahar Mustafa will appear in court on the 5th of November to answer charges of “threatening” and “obscene” communications

The Jonas Brothers fan-boying over Avril Lavigne? Photo: JOnasIsMyMiddleName @Flickr

Rethinking the fan girl

Yeah, Nick Jonas was pretty average in the end, but being part of a fandom is about so much more, says Natalie Silver.

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Switch Off Social Media

Now we’ve left our teenage years, is it time to stop fretting about how many Facebook likes we have? Charlotte Wheatcroft thinks so

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Does social media connect people?

David Brierley and Samuel Gilmore respond to the pressing question about the imposing effects of social media; is it, or is it not beneficial?

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Foodies on Twitter

I used to find Twitter extremely baffling, a kind of narcissistic version of Facebook where everyone just spoke about themselves all the time! But after…