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The Ethics of Censorship: Is it Wrong to Ban Politicians from Social Media?

Big Tech bosses were forced into making the decision to ban Trump’s social media accounts, following the storming on the US Capitol on the 6th January 2021. The attack placed a gruesome bookend on Trump’s tenure and symbolised the violent polarity of US politics.  A rational leader would have immediately denounced the insurrectionists as thuggish …

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2020 Marked the Return of Satire. But Was It A Welcome One?

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Whilst 2020 has been a nightmarish year for the vast majority, a select few have sought to capitalise on the chaos. The death of the office has left the owners of Zoom remotely tallying up their rising profits and the widespread closure of restaurants has delighted Deliveroo chiefs, who have watched their army of neon …

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Statues to Gain Increased Protections from “Baying Mobs”

Following the removal of slave trader Edward Colston’s statue during the Black Lives Matter protests last year, the government has decided that it is appropriate to introduce new measures to protect the health and safety of other statues. Communities secretary Robert Jenrick said that legislation will be introduced to prevent statues being removed “on a …

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What Is Going on in India and why is it Important?

Farmers in India have been blocking the roads to Delhi as part of ongoing protests to controversial farming bills, which were hurriedly passed in September. The protest reportedly even involved a 250 million-strong, 24 hour general strike in late November. These numbers reveal the scale of the issue. But why do such a large number …

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