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Is it just a bunch of wank?

CW: Sexual Content A student at the ECA has been the latest victim in a long history of artistic censorship: that is one way of looking at the controversy that has recently arisen at the Edinburgh College of Art. An alternative narrative could see the dispute between Maciek Kosc (he/him) and the school as a […]

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Modern-day censorship: A new ending to Fight Club in China

The cult classic Fight Club has just undergone a surprising change, to the chagrin of many viewers: a drastically altered new ending, which was recently uploaded by Chinese streaming site Tencent Video. The original ending in David Fincher’s film sees the Narrator kill off his alter-ego, Tyler Durden, who transpires to be a psychological projection, […]

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Coronavirus: the democratic slump

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the world we live in. It is accelerating technological changes in society, exacerbating economic inequality, and calling into question the current global system. One key area the pandemic is affecting is global democracy.  In the wake of the coronavirus, the world faces the prospect of significant democratic decline.  Last year, Freedom […]

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BANNED: Trump’s ‘legacy’ now canceled

More than a decade after joining the platform, one riddled with scandal and chutzpah, former president Donald Trump’s relationship with Twitter has ended in acrimony.  For years, Mr. Trump has tested the limits of acceptable speech on the platform, exposing the arbitrary enforcement of the ‘community guidelines’ that theoretically govern major social media platforms, while […]

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‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’: inherently archaic or empowering?

Content Warning: Mentions sexual assault and rape In the lead up to Christmas 2018, a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio banned ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ from its playlist. The decision to do so was prompted by listener complaints about the song’s promotion of rape culture. Host of Star 102 station, Glenn Anderson, defended the action […]

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Facebook targets Edinburgh feminist photo campaign

An online feminist photo campaign which aims “to give all women and non-binary people on [the University of Edinburgh] campus and beyond a platform to send out their message and raise their voices against oppression” has been targeted by Facebook censors for breaching its nudity rules. Body Talk Edinburgh held three photoshoots across late March […]