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Nicki Minaj announces retirement on Twitter

Nicki Minaj announces retirement on Twitter

Entertainment
Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj announced Thursday on Twitter that she is retiring from her music career. Minaj, whose career has led to multiple MTV Video Music Awards wins and 10 Grammy nominations, tweeted Thursday that she is retiring to spend time with her family. "I've decided to retire & have my family," the "Anaconda" singer wrote. "I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, X in the box- cuz ain't nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE." Minaj recently performed for Planned Parenthood's "Bands Together, Bans Off" Campaign, which aimed to raise awareness about restrictive legislation on reproductive rights in states like Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and more. The performer recently canceled a scheduled appearance at a musi...
Facebook and Twitter block ‘Chinese campaign’ on Hong Kong protests

Facebook and Twitter block ‘Chinese campaign’ on Hong Kong protests

Technology
Facebook and Twitter are cracking down on what they say is a China-backed disinformation campaign to "undermine" ongoing protests in Hong Kong.Huge demonstrations have been staged in the former British territory in recent months over proposed legislation that would allow authorities to detain and extradite people wanted in countries Hong Kong did not already have agreement with, including mainland China. Although the controversial bill has since been suspended, a refusal to completely withdraw it has seen the protests continue and escalate - with organisers estimating that at least 1.7 million took part in a rally on Sunday. ...
‘Fake’ Amazon ambassadors baited on Twitter

‘Fake’ Amazon ambassadors baited on Twitter

Technology
Amazon workers praising their working conditions on social media are being accused of lying by other users.Twitter users are pointing to apparent inaccuracies and "robotic" or "scripted" language as evidence that employees are being "paid to lie".A number of parody accounts have been set up mocking the tweets by the staff, who are called Amazon ambassadors.Amazon told BBC News their ambassadors are members of staff who post their personal experiences on social media.In a statement to BBC News, the company said: "Fulfilment centre (FC) ambassadors are employees who work in our FCs and share facts based on their personal experience. "It's important that we do a good job educating people about the actual environment inside our fulfi...