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More is more in #cluttercore, the new interior trend championed by the young maximalists of TikTok.
A Nairobi protest against homophobic statements made by a government minister.
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Kenya’s LGBTI community continues to face the deadly consequences of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.
Social media can be used to share important information in times of crisis.
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Social media platforms can be used to share critically important information about disaster management.
Influencers like Kim Kardashian, who has 307 million followers on Instagram, need to be aware of problematic engagement.
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Influencers need to be aware that some of their followers may have unhealthy relationships with social media. Although it contrasts with their goals, influencers can help create healthy relationships.
‘Cancel culture’ didn’t exist at all in the British mainstream media in 2017 – but in 2021 there were an astonishing 3,670 articles that used the term.
Elon Musk has indicated he might pull back on moderation of Twitter.
Elon Musk will need to tackle false information on Twitter, say researchers.
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Pre-pandemic, reading rates among teenagers were falling. But BookTok, a subculture of social media platform TikTok, has made teens read more often – and influences what they read. Here’s how it works.
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Politicians have criticised social media platforms for years for their failure to tackle illegal content
Elon Musk claims to champion free speech, but his plans for Twitter could stifle the free exchange of ideas.
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Elon Musk said he wants to make Twitter a platform for free speech. Here is what research shows about claims of political bias and excessive moderation.
Elon Musk has over 80 million Twitter followers, so why does he need to own the platform?
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Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter may be an indicator of the billionaire’s plans to further disrupt industries.
Elon Musk has called Twitter the world’s “digital town square.”
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Elon Musk has an idea of what ails Twitter and what needs to be done to fix it. The problem is his assumptions are wrong.
Could the former tweeter-in-chief make a Twitter comeback?
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Analysis of Trump’s post-Twitter communications suggest that the former president has not moderated his messaging style. So what does that mean if he were to go back on Twitter?
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Paedophile hunting follows the archetype of the ‘hero’s journey’.
The digital public sphere is constantly evolving, so we need a regulatory framework that helps to structure public discussion, and in turn guide our own public contributions as citizens.
A new Gilded Age of media barons?
Media ownership has consolidated around a handful of billionaires – and that might not be great for democracy.
Comments sections have become an echo-chamber for misinformed and malicious racist rhetoric. How can this misinformation be eradicated?
Musk has long touted Twitter’s potential as an open and inclusive ‘town square’ for public discourse – but the reality is social media platforms were never meant to fulfil this role.
The Elon ranger.
We may be besieged by private companies in online spaces, but only up to a point.
Elon Musk’s moment of triumph is a moment of uncertainty for the future of one of the world’s leading social media platforms.
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Twitter, more than other social media platforms, fosters real-time discussion about events as they unfold. That could change now that Musk has gained control of the company.
Twitter is developing an ‘edit button’ that allows users to change tweets after they’ve been sent - but making it work won’t be easy