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    Oxford study finds social media manipulation in all 81 countries surveyed

    Facebook and Twitter revealed that they removed more than 317,000 accounts and pages from their platforms in a 22-month period, but they are up against an industry that has become “professionalised, with private firms offering disinformation-for-hire services,” says Dr Samantha Bradshaw, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).

    Review: The Social Dilemma

    "The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, depicts the rise of social media and personalised online services. Deeply unnerving, it shows us not only their power over each and every one of us, but also their damage to society."

    TikTok’s toxic ‘chav’ trend

    "It seems the ‘chav’ caricature, which depicts the working class as trashy, aggressive and antisocial, is making a sinister comeback among a generation who appear ignorant of its role in demonising the lower classes."

    What the media coverage of Beirut shows us: a skewed approach...

    "Manifesting a white-saviour complex, yet demonstrating a truly self-interested approach at heart, the Western mainstream media is broken."

    A Reflection on Social Media in Lockdown

    While isolated in college, scrolling through social media and endless FaceTime calls became my lifeline. But social media also became an addictive whirlpool of...

    Instagram and BLM: Is it better to say the wrong thing...

    The oppression of human lives is not a trend, and should not be treated as such

    ‘Please to buy my apology’

    If you follow as many foodie accounts on social media as I do, then seek help you’ll no doubt have heard the furore generated...

    Reality TV: harmless fun or mental health disaster?

    I’d be lying if I said I didn’t watch reality television. In fact, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love reality television. Growing up...

    Love, actually: dating in 2020

    I can’t lie, when I heard the news that we’d probably all be holed up in our rooms for the next few months, without...

    Say So, TikTok, and the ‘Viral Sleeper Hit’

    William McCathie examines TikTok's hit-making capabilities