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.
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.
Debra Bassett from the University of Warwick discusses the "digital resurrection" of the movie icon and asks - "should the dead stay dead?"
The Government has announced plans to create 10,000 new prison places and to crack down on criminal activity behind bars. Professor Azrini Wahidin questions whether these measures will be effective.
Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage following a vote today, Friday the 17th May 2019.
Dr Daniel Luther, from the Department of Sociology and co-founder of Queer Asia share his thoughts along with Dr Song-Chuan Chen, from the Department of History.