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Trump’s tweets ‘systematically divert media away from harmful topics’

Trump’s tweets ‘systematically divert media away from harmful topics’

Technology
Donald Trump's prolific tweeting masks a strategic use of the social media platform to divert the media from covering topics that are potentially harmful to him, according to new research.Behavioural scientists at the universities of Western Australia and Bristol have published a peer-reviewed paper into how the US president's messages on Twitter affect news coverage. The research follows Mr Trump's failure to be re-elected, something that he has responded to by repeatedly claiming on Twitter, without offering any evidence, that he has been the victim of electoral fraud. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...
Rashford’s free meal tweets made into Google map

Rashford’s free meal tweets made into Google map

Technology
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Wiley apology for tweets ‘that looked anti-Semitic’ after Twitter ban

Wiley apology for tweets ‘that looked anti-Semitic’ after Twitter ban

Technology
Grime artist Wiley has apologised for "generalising" about Jewish people after being banned from social media.In an interview with Sky News, the artist insisted: "I'm not racist.""My comments should not have been directed to all Jews or Jewish people. I want to apologise for generalising, and I want to apologise for comments that were looked at as anti-Semitic."Twitter had earlier banned his account permanently after a public backlash over a perceived lack of action."We are sorry we did not move faster," Twitter said in a statement. Sky News reported that the offensive tweets were sparked by a falling-out between the rapper and his former manager, who is Jewish. The pair cut ties in recent days."I just want to apologise for generalising and going outside ...
Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don’t ‘taint’ Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don’t ‘taint’ Harry Potter

Entertainment
Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling's comments about gender will not "taint" the Harry Potter series for fans.In a statement posted on an LGBT suicide prevention charity website, the actor said: "Transgender women are women. "Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people."JK Rowling had been criticised for tweets taking issue with the phrase "people who menstruate". Radcliffe said this was not about "in-fighting" and added he felt "compelled to say something" because Rowling was responsible for the "course his life has taken". 'Love is the strongest force'Writing on The Trevor Project's website he said he was sorry to anyone whose "experience of the [Harry Potter] books has been tarnished"."If these books taught you tha...
‘Fake news’ tweets which could make coronavirus outbreak worse to be removed

‘Fake news’ tweets which could make coronavirus outbreak worse to be removed

Technology
Tweets that put people at risk of contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus as it rapidly spreads across the globe are to be removed by Twitter to help the public get accurate information and avoid myths and misinformation.This includes posts which promote "fake or ineffective treatments" for COVID-19 as well as those that deny "expert guidance" on the coronavirus. The social network site, which has millions of active users, has said such tweets would contravene its safety rules so they will be marked as harmful and removed. ...