105316401 5e0a6f8f 49d5 4631 adb9 f206975f1889 - Chinese censor calls Tencent news app 'vulgar'
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Chinese censor calls Tencent news app 'vulgar'

Image copyright Tencent Image caption Tencent’s app was accused of spreading low-brow content One of China’s leading news apps has been singled out for criticism by the country’s internet watchdog. Tencent-owned Tiantian Kuaibao – which means “fast daily news” – was accused of spreading “vulgar, negative and harmful information, which damaged the online environment”. The […]

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Instagram boss responds to suicide claims

Facebook, which owns social media site Instagram, says the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell was a “devastating event”. Steve Hatch told the BBC’s Media Editor Amol Rajan that he was “deeply upset”, after Molly’s father said he believes Instagram is partly responsible for his daughter’s death. Mr Hatch said Instagram was constantly reviewing its polices […]

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Daily Mail demands browser warning U-turn

Image copyright Daily Mail The Daily Mail is calling for a web browser alert that criticises its journalism to be changed. The NewsGuard plug-in currently brings up a warning that says the newspaper’s website “generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability”. It has given this advice since August. But the matter came […]

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Xiaomi reveals fold-in-three smartphone

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Xiaomi’s double-folding smartphoneA smartphone that transforms into a tablet by folding out two parts of its display bent behind its back has been unveiled by Xiaomi. The Chinese technology company revealed the prototype in a post to the social media site Weibo. It promised the “double-folding” […]

105307077 9dac1706 6465 4a55 8046 bbe276cf7e09 - Martin Lewis drops Facebook lawsuit
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Martin Lewis drops Facebook lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Lewis announced his intention to sue Facebook in April 2018 Consumer campaigner Martin Lewis has dropped a defamation lawsuit against Facebook over a series of ads that ran on its platform, falsely claiming he backed several investment schemes. The MoneySavingExpert website founder had claimed the fake endorsements had […]

105298099 e8734c89 4728 422b 9622 6c358b1fe2cb - Social media influencers agree to change the way they post
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Social media influencers agree to change the way they post

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zoe Sugg (Zoella), singer Rita Ora and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are among those who have agreed changes Sixteen social media stars including singers Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alexa Chung, and vlogger Zoella have agreed to change how they post online. They will have to […]

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How virtual reality can help you manage pain

A company in Israel is using virtual reality to help patients deal with chronic pain, or to assist rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury. VR Health was founded by an air force pilot with neck injuries, who was sure VR techniques could aid his recovery. This is part of the BBC’s Disruptors series. You […]

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Meng Wanzhou: US to 'move ahead with Huawei executive extradition'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December US officials have confirmed they plan to pursue the extradition of a senior Huawei executive and are expected to soon file a formal request with Canada. Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested on 1 December in Vancouver at the […]

105295458 barrister - Rush to fix computers in England's courts
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Rush to fix computers in England's courts

The Ministry of Justice is rushing to fix IT issues affecting courts across England. Lawyers say trials have been delayed, jurors are unable to enrol and witness statements are inaccessible, . Twitter user @SecretBarrister said the “entire digital infrastructure” of courts had been “broken for days”. The Common Platform, a system shared between the police, […]

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Tesla reverses charging prices hike

Image copyright Tesla Image caption Superchargers are dotted around the US and other countries and offer a way to recharge on long journeys Electric-car maker Tesla has reversed a decision to drastically increase prices for its charging stations, following a backlash from customers. Owners had complained the price rise – estimated to be around 30% […]

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Has Fyre Festival burned influencers?

Image copyright Fyre Image caption Expectations…. “Fyre was basically like Instagram coming to life.” Or at least, that was supposed to be how it was, says DJ/producer Jillionaire in the new Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Festival that Never Happened. The organisers spent eye-watering sums on an extravagant launch campaign with 10 of the world’s […]

105283470 pricecut - Disability hate crime: MPs back Katie Price over online abuse
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Disability hate crime: MPs back Katie Price over online abuse

Image copyrightGetty Images Self-regulation of social media “has failed disabled people”, according to MPs who have backed a petition calling for new laws, led by model Katie Price. More than 220,000 people supported her demand to make online abuse a criminal offence after she flagged up trolling about her son Harvey’s disabilities. Now MPs on […]