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WikiLeaks Threated by Pentagon: Should they return documents?

WikiLeaks Threated by Pentagon: Should they return documents?

[ 2 ] August 6, 2021

WikiLeaks, an international organisation that publishes anonymous submissions and leaks of otherwise unavailable documents has now come up against the U.S. Department of Defense. In recent news to hit the headlines, they have issued WikiLeaks with an ultimatum “return all the secret documents related to the war in Afghanistan or else”.

Prop 8 Overturned: Kardashian, DeGeneres and Lambert tweets

Prop 8 Overturned: Kardashian, DeGeneres and Lambert tweets

[ 1 ] August 5, 2021

Vaughn Walker will be one of the most popular Federal judge’s in the U.S. amongst the gay community, as he overturned Prop 8, this was what stopped same sex marriages. As you would imagine a number of celebrities have come out in force on Twitter to tweet their reactions.

Wikileaks Update: Investigations intensify

Wikileaks Update: Investigations intensify

[ 1 ] August 2, 2021

Last week, thousands of classified military documents were released onto Wikileaks by a soldier called Bradley Manning. This soldier then got into heaps of trouble and is currently awaiting trial for his crimes. Now it seems that he may have had help obtaining the software which he used to gain access to the military documents.

 Wikileaks: The Aftermath after leaked documents

Wikileaks: The Aftermath after leaked documents

[ 0 ] July 30, 2021

You’ve probably all heard about WikiLeaks, the website that publishes leaked information and its recent publication of military documents under the title of the Afghan War Diary. There was a great deal of controversy surrounding the issue among the military, politicians and of course the public, all debating whether the site had gone too far.

WikiLeaks’s Freedom of information and knowledge: At what cost?

WikiLeaks’s Freedom of information and knowledge: At what cost?

[ 1 ] July 28, 2021

Wikileaks is a place on the internet where people can share information without giving out their name. If somebody comes across some information which should be released to the public, but they are too afraid to do so using their real name, they can have it posted to Wikileaks. For example if I was a [...]

How Facebook Increased General Election Voter Registration

[ 1 ] July 13, 2021

While this year’s UK general election was taking place we ran many stories about how social media and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter were becoming more and more important in communicating with voters. We also noted how many more people were becoming more interested in politics because of this.

Facebook and problems of political and social engagement

[ 0 ] June 23, 2021

Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, has recently met up with Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, to help build David Cameron’s Big Society by using Facebook. While Facebook is one of the biggest online media sites to visit, this may be a good way of users getting involved in the world of politics.

General Election 2010: Social networking maps the political landscape

General Election 2010: Social networking maps the political landscape

[ 0 ] May 15, 2022

A fascinating insight into the mapping of the political landscape from social networking for the General Election 2010, was posted yesterday by Alterian, a leader in customer engagement technology and solutions. Alterian’s social monitoring tool SM2 measured over 500,000 conversations across different social media platforms which reflected the events surrounding the General Election.

General Election 2010: Polling day, Twitter and real time map

General Election 2010: Polling day, Twitter and real time map

[ 0 ] May 4, 2022

It’s only 2 more days away, the General Election 2010 takes place this Thursday May 6 and with social media more to the fore than ever before in politics there is a venture taking place to mark the millions of people voting at the polls.

General Election 2010: Most ignored story of the campaign -  Philippa Stroud?

General Election 2010: Most ignored story of the campaign - Philippa Stroud?

[ 5 ] May 4, 2022

Now here’s a thing that’s curious to say the least. In this General Election where social media has supposedly been one of the biggest influences on voters, changing the way that people are thinking about political campaigning, isn’t it odd that one of the biggest stories on Twitter at present, has hardly had a mention [...]

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