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‘Breeding grounds for radicalization’: Capitol attack panel signals loss of patience with big tech
Subpoenas are an escalation in the committee’s efforts for answers as companies ignored information requests

Kari Paul and agencies

14, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Nigeria lifts Twitter ban seven months after site deleted president’s post
Government says Twitter has agreed to conditions on management of unlawful content and to register in Nigeria

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

13, Jan, 2022 @11:08 AM

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TechScape: Inside the rise and fall of Politics For All
In this week’s newsletter: before it was banned, Politics For All’s emoji-laden tweets were reaching millions of followers – and the UK government - by manipulating the perverse incentives of social media

Jim Waterson

12, Jan, 2022 @11:45 AM

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‘The only pure thing right now’: alleged Wordle copycats criticised for monetising free game
The creator of the viral word game has pledged to keep it completely free – but a host of since-removed apps have been accused of trying to cash in

Michael Sun

12, Jan, 2022 @5:52 AM

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Twitter permanently bans news aggregation service Politics For All
Spokesperson says account ‘suspended for violating rules on platform manipulation and spam’

Jim Waterson Media editor

04, Jan, 2022 @7:48 PM

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Wordle: why the inventor of the fiendishly addictive online game doesn’t want your money
The mobile phone game Josh Wardle launched in October now has 300,000 people playing it daily – but, he says, he is not cashing in

04, Jan, 2022 @3:47 PM

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The BBC’s Ros Atkins: ‘I do a bit of body-boarding… posting videos is like catching a wave’
The journalist behind those ‘explainer’ videos on seeing his No 10 Christmas party video go viral, being a drum’n’bass DJ and wearing ‘an awful lot’ of blue

Michael Hogan

02, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Amazon’s Alexa device tells 10-year-old to touch a penny to a live plug socket
The child had asked the Echo smart speaker for a challenge, prompting her mother to post the response on Twitter

Maya Yang

30, Dec, 2021 @12:09 AM

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Guardian readers: the funniest things (on the internet) in 2021 – chosen by you!
We asked what kept you guffawing through a year that never failed to disappoint. Here’s how you responded

Guardian readers

29, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Social media is a bad feelings machine. Why can’t we just turn it off for good? | Sirin Kale
I owe my career to Twitter, but two years reporting on the pandemic has made me realise disinformation costs lives, says Guardian journalist Sirin Kale

Sirin Kale

27, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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No comfort at the bottom of the feed: how to prevent information overload in the time of Covid
Experts explain techniques to navigate pandemic news so you can avoid being swamped while keeping up to date

Ariel Bogle

26, Dec, 2021 @9:29 PM

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What’s the funniest thing you saw on the internet in 2021? We’ll start …
Guardian staff pick the funniest things they’ve seen online in the past 12 months – in the hopes that you’ll join us with yours in the comments

Michael Sun

22, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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