Category academia

social oh so social media

Social media is quite a powerful tool. It is powerful in the sense that we ourselves create a discourse that is moulded to reflect our own mentalities. We choose who we follow, we like what we like and coding and whatnot ensures that our feeds remain consistent with our interests, and by extension, our perceptions. […]

western censorship

  Media ownership is something I am quick to associate with censorship. I guess this presumption stems historically from the blatant abuse of power which has led to media as a tool of manipulation. Looking back, there are many instances where ownership has led to some form of censorship. The most prominent example which many […]

friends, or just some racist, homophobic, misogynistic mates?

As humans, we are inherently vulnerable, some more so than others. This vulnerability manifests itself through our ability to absorb rhetoric, mannerisms and ideas from our environments and the people whom we surround ourselves with. We are easily influenced by multiple agencies, and this┬ácan prove to be problematic. The media is arguably the biggest influence […]