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Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women of colour bear the brunt of Twitter abuse. This is according to a joint study conducted by Amnesty International and global artificial...
Take a long, hard look in the mirror
Take a long, hard look in the mirror
It is easier to judge others than it is to judge ourselves. Which is why many people were ready to celebrate when actor and comedian Kevin Hart...
Chelsea launch investigation into racist abuse aimed at Sterling
Chelsea launch investigation into racist abuse aimed at Sterling
Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City's Raheem Sterling...
Ballon D'Or host apologises as 'twerk' request causes storm
Ballon D'Or host apologises as 'twerk' request causes storm
French DJ Martin Solveig apologised and said he was taken aback by the stormy reaction online after he asked the inaugural women's Ballon D'Or...
UK ratchets up pressure on US tech giants with new tax
UK ratchets up pressure on US tech giants with new tax
Britain could become the first major world economy to impose a specific tax on tech giants, as international negotiations to overhaul analogue-era...
Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
Brazil, like other countries, is facing a very electronic election. WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter are the weapons of choice to sway the country's...
Imagine life with no Likes
Imagine life with no Likes
Of the 800-million users Instagram is said to have, one of them, let’s call her Linda, has 400, 000 followers and an average of 1 369 likes per...
Benin repeals social media tax after protests
Benin repeals social media tax after protests
After 10 days of mobilisation with more than 500 000 people being affected by the social media tax, the government in Benin have decided to
All are one at Ubuntu.Lab
All are one at Ubuntu.Lab
Our Ubuntu.Lab Hub and Reputation Custodians Network is in response to the reality that we human beings live in a world of competing narratives....
The migrant and the enemy within
The migrant and the enemy within
In 1978, the song Factory, on Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town album, offered a lament for the working...
Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change
Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change
In 2015, Eduard Nikitin shared a joke on social media about Russia's bleak future. Three years later he is facing trial on extremism charges over...
Online violence targets women journalists
Online violence targets women journalists
Before the internet revolutionised how news was gathered and shared, journalists didn’t have to worry about virtual violence. The main risks they...

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