Category - twitter

  • March 29, 2018

    Turkey’s parliament has passed a law placing online video services under the control of the broadcast media regulator, the High Council for Broadcasting.

  • March 23, 2018

    The Electoral Reform Society says an urgent review of political campaign regulation is needed in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

  • February 28, 2018

    Social media companies’ failure to tackle cyberbullying is putting the mental health of children and young people at risk, warns an inquiry from MPs and leading children’s charities.

  • February 22, 2018

    Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been setenced to five years in prison for expressing his opinion on Twitter.

  • December 18, 2017

    Reporters Without Borders has condemned a new Russian offensive against the Internet as the country prepares to hold a presidential election next March.

  • November 25, 2014

    #CameronMustGo - the hashtag trended on Twitter across the weekend, beginning in the aftermath of Mark Reckless' victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election and continues to date (26 November 2014), having collected over 400,000 contributions from politicians, celebrities, journalists and citizens.

  • February 4, 2014

    Disabled and sick people's experience, views and expertise is frequently filtered out of skewed debates and discussions about welfare and benefits. Here researcher, blogger and campaigner Sue Marsh explains what it's like to negotiate the media circus as a person living with a deeply debilitating condition, how the mainstream media fails those most impacted by government-driven cuts and stigma, and why "we must make our own media".

  • January 13, 2014

    A new book from Christian Fuchs, 'Social Media: A Critical Introduction', discusses the relationship between social media and power structures in contemporary society. Simon Barrow examines the issues.

  • December 24, 2013

    As a teetotal Christian, I would not want to sell alcohol. If I worked at Marks & Spencer, and had politely asked a customer to pay another member of staff for her champagne, I doubt that it would have led to a national media story. Marks & Spencer’s policy on this issue has hit the headlines because of a staff member who made such a request – and who is a Muslim. This conveniently suits the agenda of the right-wing media, obsessed as they are with portraying Muslims as weird.

  • June 1, 2013

    At the end of April 2013, the Rev Rachel Mann, author of Dazzling Darkness: Gender, sexuality, illness and God, gave the 5th Annual St Anselm Lecture, on the topic of social media and faith, at St Anselm Hall, University of Manchester.