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Demanding Taylor Swift dump Matty Healy? Fan culture is out of control | Shaad D'Souza
Swift superfans may not like her rumoured new boyfriend, but she deserves to have a life of her own, says culture writer Shaad D’Souza

Shaad D'Souza

30, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Incarcerated people use TikTok videos to expose Alabama’s prison conditions
Understaffing, overcrowding and a lack of healthcare fueled a crisis in a state with the world’s highest incarceration rate

Michael Sainato

26, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Influencer review – smart thriller about Instagrammers in mortal peril
Cassandra Naud is striking if a little opaque as a predator seducing image-obsessed tourists in Thailand

Phil Hoad

25, May, 2023 @7:04 AM

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K-pop tourism: how Tossa de Mar became a hot spot
After a Korean TV series and pop videos were shot at the Costa Brava town, Asian daytrippers have been flocking there to take photos – but it’s not the first time celebrities have boosted its tourist figures

Stephen Burgen

24, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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US surgeon general issues advisory on ‘profound’ risks of child social media use
Dr Vivek Murthy calls on tech companies and policymakers to take ‘immediate action’ to protect children’s mental health

Ed Pilkington in New York

23, May, 2023 @3:13 PM

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Fake AI-generated image of explosion near Pentagon spreads on social media
Picture shared on verified accounts fuels concerns over AI’s potential to generate misinformation

Abené Clayton

22, May, 2023 @10:42 PM

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WhatsApp to allow users to edit messages … but only for 15 minutes
Messaging app’s new feature will enable altering of messages after sending

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

22, May, 2023 @5:38 PM

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Facebook to be fined £648m for mishandling user information
Decision by Ireland’s privacy regulator will set record for breach of EU’s data protection rules

Dan Milmo

21, May, 2023 @12:36 PM

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Is This OK? by Harriet Gibsone review – second life
A woman comes of age on the internet in a memoir that swings between funny and profound

Maeve Higgins

18, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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In the year since I quit social media, my screen time has fallen, my mood is up – even my resting heart rate is lower | Philippa Moore
A snap decision to step away has become a lifestyle shift for Philippa Moore. Though keeping up with friends can be tricky, she has no regrets

Philippa Moore

17, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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TechScape: Can Jack Dorsey’s Bluesky really take over from Twitter?
The spinoff app is trying to do what Mastodon couldn’t and take a piece of Elon Musk’s pie. Plus: the race to save 1bn NSFW images on Imgur

Alex Hern

16, May, 2023 @10:45 AM

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Campaigners welcome Kate Winslet plea about online safety and children
Actor urged ‘people in power’ to criminalise harmful digital content when she accepted Bafta award

Dan Milmo

15, May, 2023 @5:45 PM

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