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​France to tighten online bullying laws after media 'boys' club' scandal
​France to tighten online bullying laws after media 'boys' club' scandal
France said Thursday it is toughening its internet abuse laws after an outcry over young media executives who ran a macho "boys' club" that ...
Our appetite for fake news is a global threat to health
Our appetite for fake news is a global threat to health
The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information — usually online — that overrides...
Families of missing Uighurs demand 'proof of life' videos from China
Families of missing Uighurs demand 'proof of life' videos from China
Ethnic Uighurs have launched a global campaign to press China for video proof that their missing relatives are alive, turning the tables on...
Internet shutdowns violate human rights
Internet shutdowns violate human rights
The Arab Spring was also called the Facebook Revolution. In countries such as Tunisia and Egypt, social media was used more than ever before to...
Online nude, offline problem
Online nude, offline problem
Love it or hate it: people are sending nudes on their cellphones. Studies have shown that 50% of adults have either shared or received “intimate...
YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage
YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage
YouTube on Tuesday clarified rules against posting videos of dangerous pranks, as risky "challenges" prompt people to video...
Social media blocked as protests continue in Zimbabwe
Social media blocked as protests continue in Zimbabwe
In the aftermath of clashes between security forces and protesters that left five people dead in Harare, the Zimbabwean government has partially...
Bangladesh slows internet ahead of election
Bangladesh slows internet ahead of election
Bangladesh's authorities have severely restricted internet services across the country in an effort to fight "propaganda" ahead of Sunday's general...
Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women of colour bear the brunt of Twitter abuse. This is according to a joint study conducted by Amnesty International and global artificial...
Take a long, hard look in the mirror
Take a long, hard look in the mirror
It is easier to judge others than it is to judge ourselves. Which is why many people were ready to celebrate when actor and comedian Kevin Hart...
Chelsea launch investigation into racist abuse aimed at Sterling
Chelsea launch investigation into racist abuse aimed at Sterling
Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City's Raheem Sterling...
Ballon D'Or host apologises as 'twerk' request causes storm
Ballon D'Or host apologises as 'twerk' request causes storm
French DJ Martin Solveig apologised and said he was taken aback by the stormy reaction online after he asked the inaugural women's Ballon D'Or...

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