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US gun reform protests: social media savvy students could effect change

Students in the USA have staged a 'lie-in' outside the White House to demand reforms to gun laws, following the Florida school shooting which killed 17 people. Professor Tim Lockley, from the School of Comparative American Studies at the University of Warwick, comments on the story.


"It only takes one person or a small group to daub slogans on a wall" - Dr Charles Turner comments on anti-Polish vandalism in Israel.

Over the weekend the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv was vandalised with swastikas. Dr Charles Turner comments on how this may affect relations between the two countries, especially in the wake of Poland's controversial Holocaust law.


"A retrograde step" - Dr Ruth Wareham comments on plans to lift the cap on faith school admissions

Education Secretary Damien Hinds has suggested in an interview that he will lift the cap on religiously selective admissions to faith schools. Dr Ruth Wareham highlights potential risks to social inclusion and diversity.


Is the the EU a cause for "hope not fear"? Expert analysis on the trade options

As Boris Johnson attempts to reassure voters that the UK's split from the EU is a cause for "hope not fear" Dr Andreas Kokkinis, School of Law, highlights potential trade arrangments the UK may face post-Brexit.


Extremism blocking tool could have serious downsides: Professor Ian Robertson

The UK Government revealed today a new weapon in the fight against terrorism - a tool which uses artificial intelligence to accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed online.

Professor Ian Robertson, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science, comments on its potentially dangerous downsides.

 


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