Posts Tagged: Stigmatisation

Are social media giants truly not taking a stance?

Are social media giants truly not taking a stance?

For the past couple of years, social media, their encryption laws, and illicit and defamatory content have been a subject of conversation. With Facebook’s very close scrutiny to scandals surrounding Telegram and its role in the 6th of January coup, this blog will assess how, by allowing certain content on their platforms, social media giants …

How can data be weaponised to target marginalised groups?

How can data be weaponised to target marginalised groups?

Data can portray a false narrative when taken out of context. Its use and abuse can lead to adverse implications for wider society. Society is increasingly using data to influence policy decisions and people’s lives. Particularly during the pandemic, the UK public has been constantly fed the narrative that the government’s response to the Covid-19 …

The Rise in Islamophobia in Western Europe

The Rise in Islamophobia in Western Europe

A rise in Islamophobia was pointed out at the UN’s event on International Day of Human Fraternity and repeatedly by President Erdogan. How has this translated within Western Europe? Covid-19 seems to have pushed intolerance to the surface all over the world. A 53% jump in Islamophobic attacks in France highlights a more generalised anti-Muslim …

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

Accounts of torture and sexual violence in ‘re-education camps’ have multiplied, showing an effort to erase the Uighur ethnic minority. The UK, US and Australia have called for action following restrictions on Uighur picked cotton by the UK. Uighur persecution The Uighurs, a Sunni Muslim ethnic minority (one of 55 officially recognised by the government) …