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Arab worlds leading TV channel is used to controversy but now it fears for its future as Saudi Arabia wants it shut down Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster that has found itself at the centre of the launch of an English-language channel in 2006 was part of a dramatic global expansion that has led to the […]

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Conspiracy theorist hems and haws when pressed repeatedly to admit he was wrong to call Newtown shooting a hoax The conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hemmed and hawed when pressed repeatedly by Megyn Kelly to admit he was wrong to call the said the Jones story would be edited with its critics in mind. The interview […]

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A security lapse that affected more than 1,000 workers forced one moderator into hiding and he still lives in constant fear for his safety Facebook put the safety of its content moderators at risk after inadvertently exposing their personal details to suspected terrorist users of the social network, the Guardian has learned. The security lapse […]

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Londoners use social media to show the world that they are unbowed and certainly not reeling in wake of killings Often, during times of upsetting national news, British social media finds some bleak humour or common theme to rally around. The hours after Saturday nights attack on London Bridge and Borough Market have been no […]

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WikiLeaks founder looking into filling in for Hannity on his conservative talkshow from inside Ecuadorian embassy Julian Assange has indicated he may guest host a US radio show from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The WikiLeaks founder said he was looking into filling in for Sean Hannity after the presenter offered him a one-off chance […]

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Puzzling tweet by US president late at night leads, naturally, to madness on the internet If you havent looked it up already – dont bother. Just after midnight in Washington, Donald Trump tweeted: despite the constant negative press covfefe. That was it. No more. Just that word covfefe left hanging there. It left many of […]

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Ailes, who died Thursday at the age of 77, left Fox News under a cloud. But his dominance over politics and the media will loom long into Trumps presidency When Roger Ailes resigned from Fox News in July of 2016 amid allegations of sexual harassment, he left behind a TV network in turmoil at the […]

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Lisa Bloom, who helped to expose alleged harassment at Fox News, urges Ofcom to kill the deal: This is a company that made choices against womens rights The lawyer who has helped to expose the alleged sexual harassment at Fox News, ending the career of the star anchor Bill OReilly, has warned that the battle […]

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The government threatened Facebook last week with legal action unless it removed 131 illicit pages by 10am local time on Tuesday morning Thai internet providers say they are under pressure to immediately shut down access to Facebook as a deadline lapsed for the social media giant to remove content, including posts critical of the monarchy. […]

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Junta, which has led a focused crackdown since it took power in a 2014 coup, gives the site until Tuesday morning to remove 131 illicit posts Thailand has threatened Facebook with legal action unless it removes 131 pages it considers illegal, including posts critical of the monarchy, within four days. If even a single illicit […]

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