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Facebook, TikTok and others urged to reveal how many children use their platforms
Britain’s culture and education secretaries demand transparency in advance of online safety bill

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

01, Dec, 2021 @9:29 PM

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Michelle Law: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
The writer and actor shares her perfectly healthy obsessions with cat vacuums, Keira Knightley impersonators and WAP sung in Cantonese

Michelle Law

01, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Comedian Munya Chawawa: ‘People think I blew up in lockdown, but I’ve been doing this for years’
He skewered Matt Hancock with his brilliant viral video ‘It wasn’t me’, and he’s behind a host of other highly contagious parodies. Munya Chawawa tells Sirin Kale why this is the moment he’s long been dreaming of

Sirin Kale

28, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Cain’s Jawbone: how crime novel’s puzzling plot still keeps us guessing
In 87 years, only four readers have solved the fiendish murder mystery devised by former Observer crossword setter Edward Powys Mathers

Andrew Anthony

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘I’m happy to lose £10m by quitting Facebook,’ says Lush boss
Losing 10m followers on sites such as Instagram is a price worth paying for co-founder of ethical beauty empire

Zoe Wood

26, Nov, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Lush quits Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat over safety concerns
Beauty retailer says it has had enough of social media after allegations of whistleblower Frances Haugen

Zoe Wood

23, Nov, 2021 @1:56 PM

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Cain’s Jawbone: TikTok helps reissued literary puzzle fly off the shelves
Reissue of a 1934 murder mystery that has only been solved four times sells out online after social media boost

Alison Flood

23, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Daði Freyr review – sophisticated silliness from viral Eurovision star
In a show that blends pop and panto, the jocular Icelander has the hooks to transcend one-hit-wonder status

Huw Baines

22, Nov, 2021 @1:23 PM

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‘It is surreal’: the five-second book reviews going viral on TikTok
With 26bn views – and the ability to influence global sales – the social media app’s reading corner #BookTok is not as niche as it seems

Rafqa Touma

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘The unknown is scary’: why young women on social media are developing Tourette’s-like tics
Doctors have been surprised to see young adults developing tics and seizures that usually start in childhood. Social media has been blamed, but the reality is more complicated

Sirin Kale

16, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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ENO teams up with TikTok stars for opera based on Tiger King
‘TikTopera’ project recaps story from hit Netflix series as part of attempt to reach out to younger audience

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

15, Nov, 2021 @8:05 PM

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‘Detox’ routines won’t undo Covid vaccine, experts tell anti-vaxxers
TikTok video calls for bath in borax – but once a person is vaccinated, there’s no way back, doctors say

Gloria Oladipo

14, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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