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UCL’s Department of Political Science offers you a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of politics, including international relations, political theory, human rights, public policy-making and administration. The Department is recognised for its world-class research and policy impact, ranking among the top departments in the UK on both the 2021 Research Excellence Framework and the latest Guardian rankings.

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 UCL Uncovering Politics

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In this weekly podcast academics explore key themes of contemporary politics and let you into some of their research findings that we think the wider world needs to know about. Episode topics include the limits of free speech, monarchy in modern democracy, the politics of asylum, Trump's legacy, and more.

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The latest episode: Twitter, the Online Safety Bill, and Free Speech
Is it a good thing that Twitter is promoting free speech - or would more regulation be better? How much of a problem is disinformation for society and democracy? Might there even be a moral duty for social media platforms – or the state – to tackle disinformation and otherwise harmful speech?


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