2020 – The Year of TikTok?

2020 has been a stressful year for most, with much upheaval and bereavement caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, but TiktTok was one social media giant who had more of its fair share of ups and downs. Whilst the US spent much of the beginning of the year threatening to…

Keeping Up With The Kardashians to end after 20 seasons

In a shocking announcement to fans this month via Kim Kardashian’s Instagram page, the family has shared the news the show will end shortly in 2020. The post came in tandem with an announcement by E!, the Hollywood entertainment news channel on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020. The news came just…

Facebook cracking down on ‘implicit hate speech’ in the wake of ad boycott

Facebook has published the sixth edition of its “community standards enforcement report,” and with it some new no-nos as regards content posted by users. Going forward it will be against the rules to post “content depicting blackface, or stereotypes about Jewish people controlling the world.” These, Facebook states, are forms…

The city of Chicago is watching you

The US city of Chicago is raising eyebrows after it was reported that city officials will be spying on people’s social media profiles in order to enforce a new emergency travel order. The order, announced in July, is meant to prevent the rampaging COVID-19 crisis from getting even worse. It…

Prince Harry wants more internet censorship

Henry Charles Albert David, aka “Prince Harry,” who once dressed as a Nazi for a costume party, and whose grandmother, the current Queen of England, was a goosestepper in the 1930s, unironically says that social media has given rise to a “crisis of hate.” Henry made the assertion in a recent essay for…