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Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns against complacency after permanent appointment

Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns against complacency after permanent appointment

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his Manchester United players to "work harder" - and warned them against complacency because they will "never last at this club".The former United striker was named the club's permanent manager on Thursday, having arrived on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho.Under the Norwegian, 46, United have lost only once in 13 league games. "We are looking forward, we have got to work harder," Solskjaer said."I want a Man Utd team to be one of the hardest working, fittest teams a...
Montenegro v England: Tackling racism in society must come first, warns Barnes

Montenegro v England: Tackling racism in society must come first, warns Barnes

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Banning Montenegro or calling for players to walk off the pitch when they hear racist abuse is not the answer to football's problems, according to former England winger John Barnes.England's 5-1 win in Montenegro on Monday was overshadowed by several of their black players being racially abused by home fans."It can't be tolerated but we've got it the wrong way around," said Barnes. "You can't get rid of it in football before you get rid of it in society."Barnes, who played 79 times for England and suffered racist abuse thr...
Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Technology
Social media companies have been told to "clean up their platforms" or be prepared to face the "force of the law" by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the attack and live-streamed it directly to Facebook.Writing in the Daily Express, Mr Javid said: "Tech companies must do more to stop his messages being broadcast."The live-stream of the attack on Facebook lasted for 17 minutes.Despite the original video being taken down, it was quickly replicated and shared widely on other platforms, including YouTube and Twitter.Mr Javid urged people to stop viewing and sharing the "sick material" online, adding: "It is wrong and it is illegal."Online platforms have a responsibility not ...
Vaccination deniers gaining traction, NHS boss warns

Vaccination deniers gaining traction, NHS boss warns

Health
The head of NHS England has warned that "vaccination deniers" are gaining traction on social media as part of a "fake news" movement.Simon Stevens said parents were seeing "fake messages" online about vaccines, which was making it harder to "win the public argument" on vaccination.NHS England is considering what action can be taken to stop such messages spreading, Mr Stevens said.He said the health service needed to support parents on the issue.'Fake messages'Speaking at a health summit held by the Nuffield Trust think tank, Mr Stevens said that there had been a "steady decline" in the uptake of the measles vaccine over the last five years. He went on to describe the uptake of the MMR vaccine among five-year-olds in England (87.5% compared with the World ...
Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks

Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks

Technology
Government regulation of social media and the internet could have "unintended consequences" for victims of sexual abuse, a charity has warned.The Internet Watch Foundation said that "knee-jerk regulation" in response to a string of data and privacy scandals could come at a "heavy cost".The UK government is expected to publish a White Paper that will lay out how it plans to tackle "online harms".Culture Minister Jeremy Wright said it would be published in the coming weeks. He told the BBC's Dave Lee: "We are taking our time to get it right".What will the White Paper say?The White Paper will detail new rules that the government wants introduced for social networks and web giants if they want to operate in the UK, or target services at British citizens.Mr Wr...