Roar writer Manya Sareen reflects on the role played by social media during the recent and devastating wave of Covid-19 in India. This article is part of a series called #IndiaInRed, run in collaboration with Roar News (KCL) and Strand Magazine (KCL).
Our Instagram feeds have the power to change and influence our perceptions of not only ourselves, but the world that we live in; a world which is so often filled with internalised misogyny, racism and […]
On the 17th of February, the Australian Government put forward a new piece of legislation, that if put into law, would force tech giants – such as Facebook and Google – to pay money to […]
The growth of the far-right and alt-right in recent years has seen social media and online videogames being used both as a catalyst and a focal point for the radicalisation of teenagers and young people. […]
A new craze of political marketing has seen influencers being paid to promote campaigns. In Egypt, 20 social media influencers have been recruited to ‘support Egypt’s image in the media’. Alice Spall reports.
It only took a far-right Trumpist coup on the US government for people to start making fun of Instagram activism… Specifically the Twitter user @AJ_Jeremiah (bæ J) who posted these spoofs. Yet it wasn’t long […]
Speculations and rumours are nothing new. Many significant events have been followed by a mass of conspiracy theories, dreamt up by those distrusting of the mainstream media narrative. The moon landing, 9/11, even the tragedies […]
Marjolaine Marsile looks at why you might be finding it hard to concentrate after coming out of lockdown and what this means for our watching habits.
Okay, so this is a slight clickbait, I did redownload Snapchat. However, after a solid 2-week detox from the app, I could not recommend it more. I think we can all admit that we are […]
In an age of sharing everything on social media, Chrissy Teigen has every right to open up about losing her baby. Last week, model and activist Chrissy Teigen suffered the unimaginable pain of losing her […]
A fact: social media is not a measure of activism. A lie: this means we are allowed to be silent. Black Lives Matter is not a trend that we forget about as soon as the […]
The truth is that no one likes to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. This is a difficult thing to admit when we want to claim that we are doing our best: we don’t want to make […]