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Power-hungry hedonists? Survey reveals what drives generation Z
Global poll shows cohort values achievement and fun, although their definitions might differ from previous generations

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

06, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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The disturbing rise of Mizzy: this is what happens when culture values nothing but attention | Jason Okundaye
The 18-year-old former TikToker has been gaming a system created by his supposed elders and betters, says Jason Okundaye a writer and researcher

Jason Okundaye

06, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Google and Facebook urged by EU to label AI-generated content
Call comes amid moves to combat disinformation from Russia, while Twitter is warned to comply with new digital content laws

Lisa O'Carroll Brussels correspondent

05, Jun, 2023 @1:06 PM

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UK mental health charities handed sensitive data to Facebook for targeted ads
Embedded tracking tool revealed details of users’ visits to content on depression, self-harm and eating disorders

Shanti Das

03, Jun, 2023 @2:47 PM

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‘Deeply personal and very authentic’: how podcasts took over the world in 20 years
Since the first podcast was released two decades ago this month, the medium has upended pop culture in countless unexpected ways, from revolutionising standup comedy to providing storytelling fuel for drama and documentary

Rachel Aroesti

03, Jun, 2023 @10:55 AM

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Coco Lodge: ‘I think I’m the most trolled Love Islander for how I look’
Show contestant says she did not expect the level of cruel comments about her appearance

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

02, Jun, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Chinese censors remove protest site Sitong Bridge from online maps
Amid usual scrubbing for Tiananmen Square anniversary, searches for bridge where protest was held in 2022 return no results

Amy Hawkins Senior China correspondent

02, Jun, 2023 @10:01 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Stars spill their secrets to an interviewing icon on The Louis Theroux Podcast
In this week’s newsletter: The legendary documentary-maker meets celebrities from Shania Twain to Craig David in his new show. Plus: five of the best LGBTQ+ history podcasts

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Ella Braidwood

01, Jun, 2023 @8:45 AM

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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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‘We’re both romantic about what politics can be’: Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart on their double act
To judge by the huge success of their podcast The Rest Is Politics, the UK still has an appetite for political ideas and debate. But how do the Labour stalwart and the Tory maverick really get on?

Rachel Cooke

28, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Trans moshpits, non-binary emo and the power of music for queer lives
In this week’s newsletter: From the contemporary Christian scene to rap battles, Sounds Gay explores what music means to LGBTQ+ people. Plus: five of the best niche podcasts

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Ammar Kalia

25, May, 2023 @8:45 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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