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Twitter taking on Trump’s lies? About time too | John Naughton | Opinion – Blog – Emails

In addition to washing your hands while singing the first two verses of The Internationale, it might be a good time also to clean out your Twitter feed. According to a recent report of a research study by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, about 45% of the false […]

‘You lot can’t rattle me’: John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism posts in wake of George Floyd death | Film- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

John Boyega has been praised for a series of uncompromising social media posts speaking out about racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Boyega’s initial Tweet, “I really fucking hate racists”, currently has 1.3m likes, but came in for criticism for Boyega’s hard-hitting tone and use of an […]

Facebook’s ‘oversight board’ is proof that it wants to be regulated – by itself | John Naughton | Opinion – Blog – Emails

Here we go again. Facebook, a tech company that suffers from the delusion that it’s a nation state, has had another go at pretending that it is one. Originally, you will recall, it was going to create a global currency called Libra and in effect become shadow banker to the world. Strangely, a world that […]

Tempemail Design Awards: British Design Fund’s John Mathers pays tribute to Glenn Tutssel & talks chair award- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Non-alcoholic spirit brand Senser has picked up the chair’s award at Tempemail Design Awards, with chairman John Mathers, design director of the British Design Fund, praising the work as ‘beautiful’ while taking time to remember his friend Glenn Tutssel who helped launch the awards and sadly passed away last year. Discussing the work he chose […]

Contact apps won’t end lockdown. But they might kill off democracy | John Naughton | Opinion – Blog – Emails

Repeat after me: there is no magic bullet for getting us through this pandemic. And smartphone-based proximity-sensing is definitely not that bullet, though it might be useful if two conditions are met. One is that it’s perceived by citizens to be trustworthy and protects their privacy; the other is that it’s deployed in conjunction with […]