Tag : Twitter

Crypto Credit Crunch: Virgin Money Bans Credit Card Customers Buying Cryptocurrencies

7 months ago / 0 comments

Virgin Money said “Following a review of our policies, I can confirm customers will no longer be able to use their Virgin Money credit card to purchase crypto-currencies.” This follows a similar move by Lloyds Banking Group earlier in the month citing concerns that customers are at risk of racking … Read More

University of Liverpool Labour Students “Tongue-in-Cheek” Call for Execution of Monarch Criticised

8 months ago / 0 comments

The University of Liverpool Labour Students have been condemned for a tweet which appeared to insinuate a desire to execute Queen Elizabeth II. Referring to the 369th anniversary of the execution of King Charles I, UoLLS tweeted ‘Happy #RegicideDay comrades! We did it once, we can do it once again.’ … Read More

After The Hashtag

8 months ago / 0 comments

In a 21st century digital age, is it really possible to be or affect the change that you want to see in the world? Our helpless generation appears to have all the right intentions, but no feasible idea of how to implement them. Twitter is perennially saturated with stories of … Read More

Social Media – The New Spin Doctor?

10 months 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.

11 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?

11 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?

2 years 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”

3 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

3 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”

3 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