Tag : Twitter

Social Media – The New Spin Doctor?

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

As the impact of social media grows stronger by the minute, political campaigns are being manipulated by internet influence. The Gryphon explores the impact of fake news on the public. Rising internet and social media usage has enabled millions of people around the world to become more interconnected and gain access to … Read More

Record. Share. Repeat.

2 months ago / 0 comments

When I first watched the viral clip of a man verbally abusing a woman on the London Tube, I was surprised and amused to say the least. This is not because I particularly enjoy violent scenarios, but it is quite rare to see such incidents in real life, right? That’s … Read More

Misinterpretation, or Deliberately Condescending?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Have I ever been sexually assaulted, no. Have I - like many others - exchanged sex to get what I want? Undoubtedly. #MeToo— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) October 16, 2017 Katie Hopkins has unsurprisingly used the medium of Twitter to voice her disrespectful opinions on social media’s #MeToo campaign. Hopkins demeans ... Read More

Is #Hashtag a movement or not?

1 year ago / 0 comments

As social media becomes more and more politicised, Somya Mehta looks at Facebook and Twitter as platforms for change. Is this straying away from a tradition of activism? Or is it a new and innovative way to bring issues to all corners of the globe? Social media activism has become … Read More

“Freedom of speech is not a right, but a privilege”

2 years ago / 1 comments

A joke was recently made by Stephen Fry, in his capacity as host of the BAFTA awards. The response on social media illustrates how people, millennials in particular, are increasingly seeing free speech as a privilege. It made fun at the expense of an award winning woman’s appearance. Later he … Read More

LSR Under Fire after “Slutty” Halloween Costume Poll

2 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds Student Radio have come under fire after posting a controversial poll on their Twitter account, asking whether girls should dress slutty for Halloween. The topic was being discussed as part of the Saturday Breakfast show in relation to Mean Girls, although this wasn’t made explicit on the Twitter poll. … Read More

Get Baked: “We are an inappropriate company”

2 years ago / 0 comments

Local restaurant ‘Get Baked: The Joint’ is facing criticism on social media over what have been labeled ‘misogynistic’ and ‘inappropriate’ advertising slogans. Complaints made by members of LUU’s Feminist Society have centred around the use of the phrase ‘BOATS AND HOES’, which was recently used as part of its advertising … Read More

Jailed Twitter troll warns of Uni drinking culture

3 years ago / 0 comments

A Leeds alumna who was jailed for trolling a feminist campaigner has told students to rethink their relationship with alcohol. Isabella Sorley served 12 weeks in jail in 2013 for sending abusive tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez while she was ‘off her face with drink’. She has since founded anti-alcoholism charity … Read More

Hoax Twitter accounts attempt to influence elections

3 years ago / 0 comments

A group of twitter accounts have been created in an attempt to influence LUU politics. Three profiles on the popular social media website have been identified as fake accounts pretending to be female students. One of the accounts in question is using the image of a dead girl on its … Read More

Ferdinand’s FA Fine

3 years ago / 0 comments

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been handed a three-match ban, fined £25, 000 and been made to attend an education course for comments he made a few months ago on Twitter. The sanctions announced on Wednesday by the Football Association come after Ferdinand responded inappropriately to a comment directed at him … Read More