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The Short Rant: Edifess

Edifess is a platform we are all far too aware of. Barely a day goes by where I don’t have to read some inane bullshit posted by some up-themselves ‘yaah’ or facetious prick who’s decided that they, and only they, can solve all the world’s ills – and they can do it via anonymous submission. […]

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Talking to the secretive figures behind Edinburgh’s anonymous internet confessions pages

In recent years, anonymous ‘confession’ pages, most common on Facebook, have proliferated in Edinburgh. The biggest player: Edifess. Founded in June 2018, the page is closing in on 16 thousand likes but is no stranger to controversy, having faced a stream of racism allegations. The Student spoke to an Edifess admin, who acknowledged a problematic […]

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The Donation Debate: Sperm donors and anonymity

Approximately one in seven couples in the UK have fertility problems. An estimated 7,000 patients receive treatment with donated eggs and sperm every year and 2,000 children are born annually as a result of this process. Although the British Fertility Society has cited an increased demand for donations in recent years, the supply remains worryingly […]