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Donald Trump has been accused of using social media as a tool to sow division and disinformation - and continues to use it to defy critics and election rivals.

Social media: is it poisoning society?

THE question is being asked more and more – especially in the run-up to a US election which some fear may be at risk of being hijacked via tweet. We decided to try and understand, by asking for the view from within North East journalism, politics and fashion. Sam Boal […]

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Coronavirus set to impact North East sports

  Newcastle United are still waiting for official guidance from both the government and the Premier League ahead of this week’s fixtures against Sheffield United. Meanwhile, the game against Aston Villa has be postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Also, Newcastle United are no longer providing autographs and signatures from players to fans […]

WHATS ON: The National Glass Centre

WHATS ON: The National Glass Centre

We spoke to Laura Reed, the Marketing and Communications coordinator at The National Glass Centre. The Glass Centre are currently running events every day during the February half term and there will be more programmes and events for both adults and children held throughout the year during half term holidays. […]

“Instagram messed up my mental health”: Support for Ofcom regulation of social media

“Instagram messed up my mental health”: Support for Ofcom regulation of social media

A Sunderland student is supporting government proposal to give Ofcom new powers to regulate social media. Companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been self-regulated up until now. Psychology student, 20-year-old Olivia Gallacher from Darlington, said: “The one that I’d probably say is the worst would definitely be Instagram. It […]