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Pressure points: threat of violence builds as Kenya’s elections approach
Tensions run high amid youth unemployment, a cost of living crisis and a lack of trust in the country’s institutions

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

04, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Unplugging from the mind trap of online noise made me realise tuning out is the only way to truly tune in | Paul Daley
Since rediscovering the calm of a quieter state, I’m learning to reconnect and embrace the sounds of my life

Paul Daley

03, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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I saw first-hand how US tech giants seduced the EU – and undermined democracy
Silicon Valley used opaque lobbying to weaken crucial new regulations. Firms like Google and Meta must be held to account

Georg Riekeles

28, Jun, 2022 @10:01 AM

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Blow for Trump’s Truth Social as merger company hit by grand jury subpoenas
Disclosure of subpoenas for board members by blank cheque firm Digital World is latest blow to Donald Trump’s social media plans

Dominic Rushe in New York

27, Jun, 2022 @4:00 PM

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If it cared, TikTok could stop itself being used to stir up tribal hatred in Kenya | Odanga Madung
Ineffective moderation on the social media platform has allowed it to become a tool of malign actors, says researcher Odanga Madung

Odanga Madung

27, Jun, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Young people must report harmful online content, says UK watchdog
Ofcom says 67% of 13 to 24-year-olds have seen harmful content on social media, but only 17% report it

Dan Milmo

26, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘Walk around eccentrically with a large baguette’: seven ways to cope when everyone you know is on holiday in Europe
As friends, colleagues and dog groomers jet off on far-flung vacations, here’s how to alleviate holiday envy – via any means possible

Sinéad Stubbins

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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I’m A Fan by Sheena Patel review – a brutal, brilliant debut
A woman wrestles with the objects of her obsession in this thrilling take on gender, race and power dynamics

Lamorna Ash

25, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘Mid-century millennial’ – the ubiquitous look that took over a generation’s homes
Curvy sofas, industrial finishes, pastel overload … mid-century-ish furnishings have come to define the millennial look. What’s the appeal – and what will our homes look like next?

Imogen West-Knights

24, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Instagram to try out stronger age checks including video selfies
Verification in US will require youngsters to provide video or find three adults to vouch for them

Alex Hern Global technology editor

23, Jun, 2022 @11:13 AM

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The secret to finding true joy online? Embracing your most cringeworthy self
Ditching perfectly filtered selfies and carefully curated memes for posts that show our real, messy selves might feel embarrassing, but it’s good for us, writes Ione Gamble

Ione Gamble

22, Jun, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Peter Dutton asks high court for permission to appeal against defamation case loss to Shane Bazzi
Liberal leader says refugee advocate’s May win in full federal court was a ‘miscarriage of justice’ and applies for special leave to appeal

Paul Karp

20, Jun, 2022 @9:19 AM

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