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Fake news 'crowding out' real news, MPs say

Fake news 'crowding out' real news, MPs say

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device The volume of disinformation on the internet is growing so big that it is starting to crowd out real news, the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has said.Tory MP Damian Collins said people struggle to identify "fake news".MPs in their committee report said the issue threatens democracy and called for tougher social network regulation.The government said it plans to introduce a requirement for electoral adverts to have a "digital imprint".This would mean that all political communications carried online would need to clearly identify who it was published by.Labour said the government "needs to wake up to the new challenges we face and finally update electoral laws".The repo...
‘If you leave you are dead to me’ – Chelsea fans are terrified Eden Hazard could leave the Premier League to join Real Madrid

‘If you leave you are dead to me’ – Chelsea fans are terrified Eden Hazard could leave the Premier League to join Real Madrid

Sports
FEELING BLUE The Belgium captain admitted 'it might be time to try something different' after the game against England Eden Hazard admitted he could leave Chelsea this summer, and Blues fans have reacted furiously. Speaking after the 2-0 World Cup win over England, Hazard admitted ‘it might be time to discover something different’ after six years at Stamford Bridge. Hazard secured Belgium’s best ever World Cup finish on Saturday Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left the Bernabeu to join Juventus, speculation has been rife as to who could replace the Portuguese superstar. It seems Hazard is top of the list and, if the 27-year-old’s comments are anything to go by, a deal could be done this summer. Speaking to B...
How to build a real time machine

How to build a real time machine

Science
Travelling in time might sound like a flight of fancy, but some physicists think it might really be possible. BBC Horizon looked at some of the most promising ideas for turning this staple of science fiction into reality.Ron Mallett has a dream: He wants to travel in time.This isn't mere fantasy - Mallett is a respected professor of physics."I think of myself as being an ordinary person with a passion, and my passion is the possibility of time travel," he says.Prof Mallett has wanted to build a time machine for most of his life. His passion, he explains, can be traced to a tragic event early in his life.Ron's father, a heavy smoker, died of a heart attack at the age of 33 - when Prof Mallett was just 10 years of age. Ron was deva...
Haryana real estate regulator serves notice on Supertech for cheating homebuyers

Haryana real estate regulator serves notice on Supertech for cheating homebuyers

Finance
GURGAON: The Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA) has issued a notice to Supertech Limited for allegedly cheating homebuyers for a non-existent residential project, an official said today. HRERA chairman K K Khandelwal said in an official statement that the authorities approved neither a project nor any plan, but the real estate developer allegedly sold dwellings units. The notice was issued on a complaint filed by a Sector 46 resident against Supertech Limited. "The builder issued an advertisement in a national Hindi newspaper on January 16, 2016 to invite applications for a new project 'Officer Enclave', which offered high-rise independent floors on Sohna Road, even though the property did not exist," the statement said. "We are reviewing the entire matter accordingly. If nee...
The rich world needs higher real wage growth

The rich world needs higher real wage growth

Finance
CENTRAL bankers and economists have spilled much ink in recent years on the question of why wages have not grown more. The average unemployment rate in advanced economies is 5.3%, lower than before the financial crisis. Yet even in America, the hottest rich-world economy, pay is growing by less than 3% annually. This month the European Central Bank devoted much of its annual shindig in Sintra, Portugal to discussing the wage puzzle.Recent data show, however, that the problem rich countries face is not that nominal wage growth has failed to respond to economic conditions. It is that inflation is eating up pay increases and that real—that is, inflation-adjusted—wages are therefore stagnant. Real wages in America and the euro zone, for example, are growing more slowly even as the ...