Selena Gomez calls out social media CEOs for ‘failing the American people’ after Capitol riots- Tempemail

Selena Gomez has condemned major social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, accusing them of “failing the American people” in the wake of the storming of the Capitol Building. On Wednesday (6 January), pro-Trump rioters attacked the Capitol Building in Washington DC in a bid to interrupt the Electoral Continue Reading

Plans to storm Capitol circulated on social media ahead of Biden certification, reports say- Tempemail

Call for violence from pro-Trump supporters was circulating on both mainstream and alternative social media for weeks in the run-up to the attack on US Capitol, reports have said. According to the outlet, supporters had already expressed willingness to use violence against lawmakers, police, and journalists if Congress did not Continue Reading

Elon Musk: from bullied schoolboy to world’s richest man | Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s journey from South African schoolboy to the world’s richest man, pushing the boundaries of space travel, has been one of the more extraordinary tales in the modern business world. Here’s how he got there. Musk was born in 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa, to parents who divorced before Continue Reading

Police investigate racist abuse of mayor over removal of Brexit flags | Cornwall- Tempemail

Police are investigating racist abuse aimed at the mayor of a Cornish town after she said union flags that had appeared on the seafront to celebrate Brexit had to be taken down. Nicole Broadhurst, the mayor of Penzance, received abuse on social media when she said the 18 flags had Continue Reading

Misinformation ‘superspreaders’: Covid vaccine falsehoods still thriving on Facebook and Instagram | Coronavirus

Conspiracy theories and misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine are still spreading on Facebook and Instagram, more than a month after Facebook pledged it would take them down. Under pressure to contain an avalanche of falsehoods, Facebook announced on 3 December that it would ban debunked claims about the safety and Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook lock Donald Trump’s accounts after video address | Donald Trump

Twitter and Facebook took unprecedented moves to address the spread of misinformation and the incitement of violence by Donald Trump on their platforms on Wednesday, after supporters of the president stormed the US Capitol. Both companies locked Trump’s accounts and removed several posts from the president that cast doubt on Continue Reading

‘Always be charging’: is the great Australian road trip ready to go electric? | Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars

The first blunder of my all-electric road trip occurs in Lorne, some 145km from my Melbourne home. I know, thanks to the PlugShare app – which maps most of the publicly available charging points in Australia – that there is a charger at Lorne Visitor Information Centre. What I don’t Continue Reading

If those who stormed the Capitol yesterday are charged with sedition, social networks should stand alongside them- Tempemail

The violence and anger seen in Washington DC last night was all too real. But for years, discontent and conspiracies have festered online, with most people paying little attention. The reason is simple: too many of us think of the online world and the offline world as two distinct areas Continue Reading

Why Access to Technology is Critical for Farmers in Africa – Tempemail

The African continent is home to an estimated 65% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, an abundance of fresh water and about 300 days of sunshine each year, according to the World Economic Forum. However, the reality is that the agriculture industry is mostly made up of the older African Continue Reading