‘Horror story’: Brazilian artist’s waxworks mocked after going viral- Tempemail

Beeswax sculptures created by a Brazilian artist have gone viral after internet users unearthed footage of them on social media. Arlindo Armacollo’s statues, which include the Queen, Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi, went on a display in a church in the town of Rolândia, in southern Brazil, six years ago. Continue Reading

Helen Keller: why is a TikTok conspiracy theory undermining her story? | Books

When the internet is riddled with conspiracy theories, it can be difficult to decide which to worry about. While QAnon and Pizzagate are proving themselves to have radicalising potential with real-world repercussions, others are flourishing beneath the radar, or certainly going unnoticed by anyone over the age of 25. What Continue Reading

The story of the year: remote work- Tempemail

The coronavirus pandemic has caused sudden, sweeping change around the world. The necessary social distancing measures are having an impact on all of us. One large part of society that has been affected by these measures more than others is the employed. While direct customer facing businesses like restaurants and Continue Reading

How 2020 transformed big tech: the story of Facebook, QAnon and the world’s slackening grip on reality | Facebook

As with many others in Britain, lockdown hit Rachel and her husband, Philip, hard. Almost overnight, the couple, both in their early 50s, found themselves cut off from friends, family and colleagues. Before the Covid-19 outbreak, they had both been working every day; now Philip found himself furloughed, while Rachel Continue Reading

Facebook leak reveals policies on restricting New York Post’s Biden story | Technology

Facebook moderators had to manually intervene to suppress a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden, according to leaked moderation guidelines seen by the Guardian. The document, which lays out in detail Facebook’s policies for dealing with misinformation on Facebook and Instagram, sheds new light on the process that Continue Reading

The Hunter Biden story was a test for tech platforms. They barely passed | Siva Vaidhyanathan | Opinion

In 2016, major American news outlets, amplified by YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, did the work of foreign and domestic purveyors of disinformation and propaganda. They took too seriously false, irrelevant and illegally acquired emails from top Democratic campaign officials. They took seriously bogus questions about Hillary Clinton’s own email accounts. Continue Reading

Twitter softens policy on hacking after row over blocked New York Post story | Technology

Twitter has softened its policies against the sharing of hacked material after the backlash over its decision to block a New York Post story about Joe Biden’s son. Republican senators declared their intention to subpoena the Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey next week, forcing him to explain the decision, after he Continue Reading

Facebook and Twitter restrict controversial New York Post story on Joe Biden | Technology

Facebook and Twitter took steps on Wednesday to limit the spread of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, sparking outrage among conservatives and stoking debate over how social media platforms should tackle misinformation ahead of the US election. In an unprecedented step against a major news Continue Reading

Mafia: Definitive Edition review – a modernised, much-loved mob story | Action games

In the wake of Grand Theft Auto III’s success in the early noughties, many action games were happy to follow Rockstar’s blueprint and build a big city map, where the player could roam freely and do heinous things to passers-by. Illusion Softworks (now 2K) saw things differently: if the hardware Continue Reading