Tuesday, April 7, 2020
By Adam Ramsay, openDemocracy’s main site editor. Originally published at openDemocracy. The technocrats are on the rampage. When Jeremy Corbyn produced a list of fairly moderate demands of the UK government in light of the coronavirus outbreak, ITV’s Paul Brand argued that if such proposals were ‘too political’, they would look opportunistic. The Tory MP…
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Source: Vince Compagnone / Getty For those who remember, there was a famous incident in NBA history that involved both Chris Childs and Kobe Bryant. In what was one of the most memorable fights in sports history, Childs caught Kobe with a 2-piece and a biscuit, and now he is breaking his silence on the…
Facebook and Twitter revealed evidence Thursday suggesting that Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election are getting more sophisticated and harder to detect. The companies said they have removed dozens of fake accounts and pages from their services. Facebook said the network of accounts it removed was in the “early stages” of building…
Well, the feud between Taylor Swift,, Kim Kardashian West, and Kanye West has been reignited once again. Their beef, which began in 2016, inspired Taylor's Reputation album, and was thought to be mercifully, finally over, has been brought to the forefront of celebrity news once again thanks to a leak of the full Taylor/Kanye phone…
Facebook and Twitter have uncovered another network of Russian-backed trolls running an influence campaign on both of their platforms, mainly targeting a US audience, but from accounts working in Ghana and Nigeria. The campaign has been ongoing since June 2019, but according to Nathaniel Gleicher, head of security policy at Facebook, the operation was shut down…
— Canada-based Internet censorship research organization, Citizen Lab, points out in their latest report, “Censored Contagion: How Information on the Coronavirus is Managed on Chinese Social Media“, that on December 31, 2019, China’s web censors introduced a new list of 45 coronavirus-related keywords to block online discussion about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. According to…
By Mark Pearson Thousands of employees internationally are already working from home in COVID-19 self-isolation because of their recent travel, related symptoms or immune system vulnerability. But to do so while habitually checking the news on devices - and allowing 24/7 news channels to play non-stop in the background - might erode your productivity and…