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Chinese national in Rwanda sentenced to 20 years in jail for torturing local mine workers

A Chinese national has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for torturing local mineworkers in Rwanda after a video showing him whipping a man tied to a post went viral on social media. Sun Shujun, the manager of a mine in the west of the country, was convicted on Tuesday along with an accomplice […]

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Social Media Star Qandeel Baloch Murder: Brother of who proudly confessed to killing sister freed by court

The brother of murdered social media star Qandeel Baloch has been freed by a Pakistan appeals court, three years after he was convicted of killing her for “bringing dishonor” to the family. Baloch’s murder in 2016 sparked a national outcry and promoted changes in the country’s so-called ‘honor killing’ laws. The court order is yet […]

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Pet cats of West Ham United defender Kurt Zouma taken away by animal charity

Animal charity the RSPCA has taken West Ham defender Kurt Zouma’s pet cats away after videos emerged on social media of him kicking and slapping one of them. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is liaising with Essex Police about the incident. “The two cats are now in RSPCA care,” said […]

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Social media giant TikTok bans certain types of anti-LGBTQ content and speech on its platform

The social media giant TikTok on Tuesday explicitly banned certain types of anti-LGBTQ content and speech on its platform. In updated community guidelines, the company noted that it is “adding clarity on the types of hateful ideologies prohibited on our platform,” stating that it will ban deadnaming, or using a transgender person’s pre-transition name, and […]

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Thousands sign petition calling for more action on cyber-bullying after two celeb deaths

Thousands in South Korea have signed a petition calling for more action on cyber-bullying in the wake of two celebrity deaths. Both volleyball player Kim In-hyeok and YouTuber Cho Jang-mi, who died within a day of each other, are thought to have taken their own lives. Both had been targeted with hate comments online. Cyber-bullying […]

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Facebook: Social media giant sees daily active users fall for first time in 18-year history

Social media giant Facebook has seen its daily active users (DAUs) drop for the first time in its 18-year history. Facebook’s parent company Meta Networks says DAUs fell to 1.929 billion in the three months to the end of December, compared to 1.930 billion in the previous quarter. The firm also warned of slowing revenue […]

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China pushes narrative alleging Canada deliberately sent Omicron through letter

Chinese social media users have supported Beijing’s narrative that Canada sent a package of “poison” into China’s capital, explaining how the Omicron variant of Covid-19 entered the city. One viral post on Weibo suggested that someone “deliberately” sent the alleged contaminated letter to Beijing, further warning other users to “be alert toward international mail,” according […]

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McDonald’s is testing exercise bikes in some of its stores in China

Fast food chain McDonald’s is testing ‘stationary bike seats” at some of its stores in China. A video of a girl eating a burger and drinking soda drink while exercising on such a bike seat has gone viral on social media. In response to the video, McDonald’s has not only confirmed the design of the […]

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Reddit: American social media platform files paperwork to go public

Social media platform Reddit has announced that it has started the process to sell its shares on the stock market. In a confidential filing, it did not reveal how many shares it planned to sell or the price of the shares. In August, the company said it had raised $700 million in new funding, valuing […]

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Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar hate speech

Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US have sued Facebook, accusing the social media giant of allowing hate speech against them to spread. They are demanding more than $150 billion in compensation, claiming Facebook’s platforms promoted violence against the persecuted minority. An estimated 10,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed during a military crackdown in […]

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Donald Trump’s new social media firm claims to have raised $1 billion from investors

Donald Trump’s new social media firm says it has entered into agreements to raise $1 billion from investors ahead of a planned stock market listing. The Trump Media & Technology Group is working to launch a social media app called Truth Social early next year. It comes as Mr Trump remains banned from Twitter and […]

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US allows creditors to contact debt collectors via social media and by text message

Debt collectors are now allowed to contact Americans on social media and by text message, according to new rules enacted by a US agency this week. The rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) opens the door for creditors to slide into the DMs of millions of Americans who have loans. Critics say the […]