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Gender-neutral rebrand for Mr Potato Head

"I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘Potato Head’ conversation becomes a go-to example in future years to highlight this gradual tipping point in conversations around gender." Sociologist Nick Cherryman comments on Hasbro's decision to officially rename the Mr. Potato Head brand to Potato Head.

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 11:22 | Tags: Sociology, Gender, Language, LGBTQ+

Social media expert comments on suspension of Donald Trump's Twitter account

With Twitter announcing the suspension of Donald Trump's account and comments today from CEO Jack Dorsey discussing the decision, Dr Eric Jensen from the Department of Sociology comments

Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10:39 | Tags: Sociology, Research

Donald Trump's social media accounts blocked: expert comment

Twitter and Facebook have blocked US President Donald Trump's accounts according to media reports, and Dr Eric Jensen of the Department of Sociology has commented on why the social media giants have taken this action now.

Thu 07 Jan 2021, 13:03 | Tags: Sociology, Research

Tech giants join working group to tackle Covid-19 misinformation - expert comment

With the possibility of a vaccine for Covid-19 on the horizon, social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google have announced that they will work with Government on tackling misinformation about the virus that could undermine a vaccination efforts. Dr Eric Jensen from the Department of Sociology comments on the news, seeing this as a positive sign that could make a significant difference in countering misinformation.

Fri 20 Nov 2020, 12:58 | Tags: Sociology, Research

NAO finds Prison Service "failing" to manage prison estate effectively - expert comment

Professor Azrini Wahidin comments on today's National Audit Office (NAO) report, Improving the prison estate, which finds that although Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service is committed to providing a safe, secure and decent prison estate, its plans to achieve this are failing.

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