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Tokyo 2020 U-turn allows social media teams to show athletes taking the knee
The IOC and Tokyo 2020 have performed a U-turn over a ban on official social media channels posting pictures of athletes taking the knee

Sean Ingle in Tokyo

22, Jul, 2021 @8:31 AM

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Cyberflashing should be new criminal offence, review suggests
Law Commission warns of ‘untold’ harm through online abuse such as unsolicited obscene images

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Instagram ‘pushes weight-loss messages to teenagers’
Researchers find minimal interactions by teen users can trigger a deluge of thin-body and dieting images

Jim Waterson and Alex Hern

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Biden calls on Facebook to tackle misinformation after saying it’s ‘killing people’
President says he hopes platform won’t take his earlier remark ‘personally’ and instead act to save lives

Guardian staff and agencies

19, Jul, 2021 @8:12 PM

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The Guardian view on academic freedom: ministers’ claims don’t add up | Editorial
Editorial: The government says it is the champion of free speech in universities. But its actions tell another story


18, Jul, 2021 @5:25 PM

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An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang review – Facebook’s battle for domination
Russian hacking, smear campaigns and livestreamed massacres are the price of Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for connectivity, grippingly probed by two New York Times journalists

John Naughton

18, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Anna X review – sound and vision steal the show in ‘fake heiress’ tale
Emma Corrin and and Nabhaan Rizwan give excellent performances in Joseph Charlton’s two-hander which has a fizzing hi-tech design

Arifa Akbar

17, Jul, 2021 @10:59 PM

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Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds
CCDH finds ‘disinformation dozen’ have combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms

Erum Salam

17, Jul, 2021 @6:34 PM

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Ofcom chief slams social media giants over Euro 2020 racist messages
Melanie Dawes vows to weed out online abuse and enforce new powers to fine platforms for slow response

Michael Savage

17, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Do I look cheugy in this? What can a gen Z makeover teach me about life?
With a new generation fuelling fashion, protest and popular culture, is it time for millennials like me to move over? A panel of young trailblazers give me a glow up – and some lessons in activism

Hannah Marriott

17, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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There’s a new tactic for exposing you to radical content online: the ‘slow red-pill’ | Joshua Citarella
The far right is trying to funnel people on Instagram to extreme content with a few simple tricks. Here’s how they do it

Joshua Citarella

15, Jul, 2021 @10:21 AM

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Abolishing online anonymity won’t tackle the underlying problems of racist abuse | Hussein Kesvani
Both mandatory ID verification and ending anonymity raise their own problems, says author Hussein Kesvani

Hussein Kesvani

15, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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