Society

How the government is trying to suppress marginalised voters

The Voice: Last week, the government announced the Electoral Integrity Bill via the Queen’s Speech, which would introduce voter ID during elections. But identification costs money. The UK’s most marginalised groups will pay the political price.

We must continue to say George Floyd’s name

Yesterday, 11 months after the death of George Floyd, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of his murder. It was an historic verdict, but the war against systemic racism and police brutality has barely begun.

Queer Ghanaians have taken to the internet to protest

Since an LGBTQ+ community centre in Ghana was forced to close in February, queer people across the country have become increasingly ostracised. With no physical refuge, social media has become their place of solidarity.

Deepfakes, dead relatives and digital resurrection

Technology’s movement towards reanimating the dead is closer than ever. But who is responsible for these virtual relationships? How is technology affecting the grieving process? And what can be gained from it?

How problematic is AI technology?

Getting to the crux is writer Matt Burgess, whose new book Artificial Intelligence – part of the WIRED series – weighs up the pros and cons of surveillance, personal data and face recognition.

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