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Why the Hopkins libel case is a wake up call for all on social media
In the second of two articles on important legal judgments in the news this week, Nick Garbutt examines the implications of a Twitter libel case.
Social democracy - departments and their profiles
Twitter is the social channel of choice in politics. Scope undertakes a serious analysis of how the new NI Executive departments distribute information to the adoring masses.
McKay resigns over allegations he coached Bryson regarding Nama
Sinn Fein MLA Daithí McKay has resigned following an Irish News scoop about Nama evidence concerning Peter Robinson – allegations of corruption within an investigation into corruption. Scope looks at the context.
Have cake, eat cake, still have cake
The letter from the First (and deputy First) Minister to new PM Theresa May is staggering – NI wants to be part of the EU in all but name, even if “Brexit means Brexit”
Corbyn, competence and the future of Labour
The closer you look at Jeremy Corbyn, the more the depth of his failings become apparent. His ability to gather new supporters by tapping into a particular vein of frustration should not be ignored - but leadership requires more.
Democracy and NI: the state we live in
What is the state of democracy in Northern Ireland? Many would give a one-word answer. But to improve the world around us we need engagement, and to embrace of nuance, complexity and the views of others. No-one said it was easy.
Sexism, racism and periscopes: Upper Bann on twitter
Upper Bann is just getting back to normal again after an election campaign that ended in acrimony with allegations of racist abuse.
Twitter: the MLAs of South Antrim
South Antrim - the Jewel of the Six Mile – joins Scope’s list of constituencies to receive a sober and sombre social media probe.
Eat your heart out Justin Bieber you''ll never out-twitter Ó Muilleoir
Scope stops off in South Belfast to examine politicians on social media and stumbles across the politician who out-tweets Obama.
Lagan Valley MLAs on Twitter: what's the worst that could happen?
The Shakespearean horror of one MLA's destruction through salvation dominates our latest social media overview, as Scope turns to the greater Lisburn area (no doubt a big influence on the bard).
East Belfast MLAs on Twitter: the calm before the storm
Scope visits East Belfast soon to be the scene of a ferocious General Election contest to check out its MLAs online activity.
Fermanagh and S Tyrone: a silent Minister and a Twitter "bad boy"
After gritty North Belfast, our Twitter tour sees us seeking out the MLAs of the idyllic countryside of Fermanagh and South Tyrone whose steeples are far from dreary.