‘People are drawn to it’: how the Gabby Petito case fascinated internet sleuths | Florida- Tempemail

The disappearance and death of Gabby Petito and the police hunt for her boyfriend have generated a whirlwind online, with a multitude of armchair detectives and others sharing tips, possible sightings and theories by way of TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. Whether the frenzy of attention and internet sleuthing has helped Continue Reading

I’ll support ParalympicsGB – but two weeks from now disabled people will be second-class citizens again- Tempemail

Go for gold,” said Boris Johnson, wishing ParalympicsGB luck and gushing about how they could inspire disabled kids to say “I want to be an athlete”. I wonder if the man has ever given a speech in which he has not come across as utterly patronising. You’ll see a lot Continue Reading

Social media trains people to be morally outraged, Yale researchers find- Tempemail

A high number of ‘likes’ or ‘shares’ on social media posts incentivizes people to become morally outraged, Yale researchers have found. “Social media’s incentives are changing the tone of our political conversations online,” said Yale’s William Brady, a postdoctoral researcher in the Yale Department of Psychology who worked with associate Continue Reading

Omaha, Nebraska: Chilling video shows people up to their necks in water in elevator during flash floods- Tempemail

A dramatic video has emerged of the moment a group of people got stuck in a lift in Omaha, Nebraska, as it filled up with water during flash floods that have wreaked havoc in several parts of the state. The footage shared on Sunday by Tony Luu, a radio producer, Continue Reading

Jessie J appears to address Nicki Minaj controversy by ‘praying’ for people who ‘function through conflict’- Tempemail

Jessie J appears to have addressed a recent Nicki Minaj controversy in a new post on social media. On Thursday (August 5), Minaj disputed Jessie’s claim that the rapper personally asked to appear on “Bang Bang”, a 2014 collaboration between the pair and Ariana Grande. Speaking about the origins of Continue Reading

Biden says Facebook isn’t ‘killing people’ but Covid misinformation causes harm – video | US news- Tempemail

Joe Biden has tempered his assessment that social media platforms are ‘killing people’ by hosting misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines, saying that he hoped they would not take it ‘personally’. He added that vaccine misinformation on Facebook can harm people and the point of his rhetoric was to ramp up pressure on Continue Reading

Biden calls on Facebook to tackle misinformation after saying it’s ‘killing people’ | Joe Biden- Tempemail

Joe Biden has tempered his assessment that social media platforms are “killing people” by hosting misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines, saying Monday that he hoped they would not take it “personally” and instead would act to save lives. While companies like Facebook defend their practices and say they’re helping people Continue Reading

Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds | Coronavirus- Tempemail

The vast majority of Covid-19 anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories originated from just 12 people, a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) cited by the White House this week found. CCDH, a UK/US non-profit and non-governmental organization, found in March that these 12 online personalities they dubbed Continue Reading

Biden says Covid-19 misinformation is ‘killing people’ – video | Technology- Tempemail

Joe Biden says social media platforms such as Facebook ‘are killing people’ for allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be posted. ‘Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people,’ the US president told reporters at the White House on Friday. Tempemail , Tempmail – Continue Reading

‘They’re killing people’: Biden slams Facebook for Covid misinformation | Coronavirus- Tempemail

Joe Biden says social media platforms such as Facebook “are killing people” for allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be posted on its platform, as the administration continued criticising the company. “They’re killing people. … Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people,” the Continue Reading