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‘I am gay, not a pervert’: Chinese social media site faces backlash for censorship of gay-themed …

BEIJING—With hashtags such as #Iamgaynotapervert and images of hearts and rainbows, tens of thousands of Chinese residents took to social media over the weekend to protest efforts to censor gay-themed images, videos and cartoons. The uproar was in response to a vow Friday by Sina Weibo, one … Read More

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Call police before posting on social media: TPS

Timmins Police Service has suggested that citizens concerned about theft and other crimes in their neighbourhoods should contact the police office before posting the incidents online through social media. The issue was discussed briefly at the regular monthly meeting of the Timmins Police Services … Read More

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Social media reacts to news of Barbara Bush’s ‘failing health’

The spokesman for Barbara Bush announced Sunday the former first lady has decided to end medical treatment for a life-threatening illness. Related: Family releases statement on Barbara Bush's 'failing health'. Family, friends, politicians and admirers of Mrs. Bush reacted to the news on social media. Read More

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APC unveils new website, social media accounts

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has unveiled a new website and other official social media accounts. The party's national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi gave the website address as www.officialapcng.com. Abdullahi said the APC Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/OfficialAPCNg. The other … Read More

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Now, Air India staff unions hit social media against disinvestment plan

MUMBAI: Worried over possible job losses post disinvestment, as many as 11 Air India unions representing more than 10,000 employees have taken to Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook to protest against the stake sale plan. Messages and graphics with 'Save Air India' slogan are being posted … Read More

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Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran's ministry of education on Sunday (April 15) banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must "only use domestic social networks" for their … Read More

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She’s one of many crooks to be caught by police after bragging on social media

Dopey crooks are willingly incriminating themselves on social media for the sake of likes and shares. Last week a cocaine dealer's student girlfriend helped police smash a major drugs ring by boasting of her luxury lifestyle on Instagram. Emily Lock, 22, of Llanbradach, Caerphilly, earned less than … Read More

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Commonwealth Games closing ceremony slammed on social media as Channel Seven hosts open …

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organising committee chairman Peter Beattie earlier stopped short of declaring the Games the best ever, but said they were "innovative" and "inspirational". Seven's criticism was echoed on social media, with users airing their disappointment on missing out on seeing … Read More

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Social media is changing us and not for the better

In 2017, the Pew Research Center reported two-thirds of U.S. adults got their news from social media. The Facebook fiasco calls that research into question now that we know what we're getting there has been 'crafted' for us based on our clicks, likes and shares. Social media's job is to …

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No time for social media: Kangana Ranaut believes it is time-consuming

The national award-winning actress, when inquired about the reason behind her absence on social media, stated that she finds it time-consuming. “I am not on social media for many reasons and one of them is that I feel it's so consuming. People tell me open an account because there can …