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The death of Twitter has dragged on too long. Please, Elon, put us out of our misery | Jack Vening
We all said goodbye at the restaurant only to find we were walking in the same direction, unsure of what to say

Jack Vening

01, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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TikTok to ban videos that encourage sunburn and tanning after alarm from medical experts
Medical experts had criticised video-sharing app for its popular #sunburnchallenge hashtag

Caitlin Cassidy

01, Dec, 2022 @2:32 AM

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‘The most effective press watchdog’: Owen Jones, Arwa Mahdawi and more on how Twitter changed journalism
Guardian writers look back at the platform’s triumphs and pitfalls as the service faces an uncertain future

Jim Waterson, Arwa Mahdawi, Owen Jones and Emma Graham-Harrison

30, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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SNP MP faces inquiry for exposing how Nadine Dorries avoided punishment for misleading MPs – UK politics as it happened
MPs vote for John Nicolson to face privileges investigation amid Commons anger over releasing Dorries-related exchange with Speaker

Andrew Sparrow

29, Nov, 2022 @6:02 PM

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Changes to online safety bill tread line between safety and appearing ‘woke’
Ministers drop ‘harmful communications’ offence with some arguing it was ‘legislating for hurt feelings’

Alex Hern

29, Nov, 2022 @5:13 PM

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Tampax, stick to making tampons – and stop being creepy | Arwa Mahdawi
Why do big brands think they have to be edgy? And yes, I am also talking about you Balenciaga

Arwa Mahdawi

29, Nov, 2022 @3:17 PM

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Social media firms face big UK fines if they fail to stop sexist and racist content
Revised online safety bill proposes fines of 10% of revenue but drops harmful communications offence

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

28, Nov, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Milking it: the farmers turning YouTube into a cash cow
Ian Pullen, known to fans as Farmer P, says he can earn £2,000 a month posting videos of his day-to-day chores. But that’s nothing compared with Olly Harrison, who says they made him £55,000 last year

28, Nov, 2022 @3:35 PM

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Chinese bots flood Twitter in attempt to obscure Covid protests
Activity indicates ‘first major failure’ to stop government interference under ownership of Elon Musk

Dan Milmo and Helen Davidson in Taipei

28, Nov, 2022 @2:07 PM

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Elon Musk's Twitter is fast proving that free speech at all costs is a dangerous fantasy | Nesrine Malik
Reinstating the likes of Donald Trump and Kanye West looks likely to turn the social media site into an extremist ghetto, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

28, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The ‘snowflake generation’ are brave to display their sensitivity | Letters
Letters: Making jokes dismisses their experiences, writes Maja McEwan, while Sushila Dhall applauds those who call out abuse

27, Nov, 2022 @6:19 PM

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‘Extinction is on the table’: Jaron Lanier warns of tech’s existential threat to humanity
The American computer scientist, who coined the term ‘virtual reality,’ cautions against online ‘psychological operatives’

Edward Helmore

27, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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