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Ed Sheeran quits Twitter: the trolls win again

When multi-award-winning singer Ed Sheeran recently stood centre stage as a headliner at Glastonbury Festival, he found a sea of love staring right back him. However, when he’s face to face with his Twitter feed, it’s a very different story.…
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Social Media Hate Speech: Who’s To Blame?

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Social Media hate speech is back in the headlines. Today the Home Affairs Select Committee published its paper ‘Hate crime: abuse, hate and extremism online’. It highlights major failings from social media’s key players to effectively tackle hate speech and inappropriate…

Regulation, Stagnation: Is Twitter On The Way Out?

Social media has come of age. The space that Twitter occupies within the world has fundamentally changed. I remember joining the micro-blogging site eight years ago and at the time, I was honestly wondering what its purpose might be. My…
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Flaming and Trolling: Pointless Slurs or Free Speech?

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What is trolling? What is flaming? Is there a difference? Probably not, but that’s not the point. What’s significant is that the practice is crude, malicious and categorically not constructive. For those of you who either don’t know or need…