The Guardian gets online flak for 'Greek crisis holiday'

Advertisement removed after Greeks slam British newspaper for ‘offensive’ financial and refugee-crisis themed trip. Social media users have criticised The Guardian for “insulting” the people of Greece and “making money out of misery” after the British newspaper offered a trip highlighting the impact of the financial and refugee crises in the country. After the outcry on Wednesday, the page advertising […]

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Mahogany LOX: Social Media Star Reveals She’s Been Cooking Up New Music With Her Brother Sky Blu

Social media stunner Mahogany LOX has built herself a loyal social media following – the LOXSmiths, and there’s a reason 5 million of them in total are following her every move. If one were to look up the definition of triple threat, Mahogany LOX would be a prime example. The social media queen, born Mahogany Cheyenne Gordy, not only holds […]

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Egypt's Sisi: Defaming security forces is 'high treason'

President’s warning comes amid controversy over a BBC investigation into alleged rights abuses by security forces. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi warned on Thursday he considers defamation of the country’s armed forces and police an act of “high treason” that wouldn’t be tolerated. In televised comments during a visit to the Mediterranean coastal town of Alamein, he reminded viewers of […]

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How Egypt targets 'fake news' ahead of elections

Egyptian prosecutors have long urged that critical outlets should be silenced. As the Egyptian presidential election, to be held between March 26 and 28 nears, Egypt turns its attention to news outlets and journalists it accuses of spreading lies. These include some foreign media, such as the BCC, and even one pro-government commentator. Here is how Egyptian authorities charged reporters […]

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Social media gives anti-Jewish hatred a grandstand in France

Social media is blamed for surging anti-Semitism in France, as Jewish groups warn racists ‘now have a much bigger audience’ French Jewish groups say social media gives anti-Semites a stage that widens their audience, resulting in more anti-Semitic acts online and on the streets French authorities put pressure on social media to banish hate-based content  Social media are now required […]

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Social media giants should be forced to sign code of ethics to protect users and face prosecution if they flout it, says MPs

In a damning report, the parliamentary committee on culture has blasted social media firms  for “failing in the duty of care” they owe their users. They launched an extraordinary attack on Facebook – accusing the Silicon Valley firm of trying to frustrate their investigations. And they accused Mark Zuckerberg of showing “contempt” for MPs by refusing to give evidence to […]

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Amidst A Media Frenzy Of Misinformation, Chicago Police Arrested Two Nigerian Brothers In Connection With The Attack On Jussie Smollett

Yesterday’s reporting on the ongoing investigation into the attack on Jussie Smollett got real messy when two Chicago media outlets, ABC 7 and CBS Chicago, reported that “sources” confirmed that Chicago PD investigators had concluded the assault was a “hoax” orchestrated by Jussie because he was about to be written off of Empire and wanted to save his job. According […]

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