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With a single tweet YouTube unleashed a stream of frustration at itself. Speaking with regards to the incoming EU laws governing online behaviour and copyright regulations (Articles 11 and 13) the streaming service’s twitter account stated “Imagine if you couldn’t watch your favourite videos.” The backlash was instant and brutal and focused on the hypocrisy […]

The internet has provided a great deal of opportunity for people to express their ideas with one another. We have been able to share opinions and critiques at a prestigious rate; this exposes both good and bad ideas for what they are quickly and to a wide audience. Feminism in its current form is something […]

V for Vendetta, the 2005 film based on a graphic novel of the same name, has been one of my favourite films since it was released, and was in my DVD collection (remember those) as soon as that was possible. The theme of the film is not only revenge but freedom, with severe political overtones, […]

“Smoking cannabis as teenager could increase the risk of depression in adulthood by almost 40 per cent, a landmark study by Oxford University has found. Researchers warned that use of the drug in adolescence may be responsible for around 60,000 cases of the condition in subsequent decades – around one in 14 of all cases.” The […]

As Black Panther is admitted into the Oscar nomination pool, a first for superhero films, or summer blockbusters as a whole, there have been a number of questions that have been raised regarding its suitability. There are discussions to have regarding the quality of the film when compared to the others in the Marvel series […]

There is a question that haunts me with the current state of political discussion, or lack thereof, and the current discourse that we see on the internet and social media. The fact is that there seems to be no sense of morals within the voting electorate in the US. IN the UK there isn’t, but […]

The Boy discusses the days news including the coverage of Donald Trumps CNN penis coverage, the nature of fungus and several questions that follow. US government rules with regards to spying on journalists and why this isn’t being covered as a threat to journalism when Donald Trump calling CNN fake news is. Cover Black mirror […]

The Boy discusses the decision by the White House to declassify a load of documents relating to the ongoing Russia investigation. You would think that the media would be all over themselves to congratulate the increase of transparency and the greater amount of information regarding the ongoing probe, does not seem to be the case. […]

In which The Boy discusses how biases and personal opinion of both writer and reader can effect the production of ‘fake news’, as well as the reasons that algorithms as well as human detection can be difficult and subject to the same biases. Discussion of Sadiq Khan’s calls for a second Brexit referendum and the […]

In which The Boy reflects on the day’s news stories, gets tired of repeating himself and decides that Friday is a day for early finishes


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