Lizzo and Lil Nas X criticise Blackout Tuesday for obscuring protests | Music- Tempemail

Lizzo and Lil Nas X have condemned a music industry-sponsored social media movement to suspend business activities in support of global protests sparked by the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis. On 2 June, the #BlackoutTuesday hashtag, accompanied by images of black squares, dominated social media, flooding Continue Reading

Munroe Bergdorf accuses L’Oréal of racial hypocrisy | Fashion- Tempemail

Munroe Bergdorf, the model and transgender activist, has accused L’Oréal Paris of hypocrisy after it posted a message on social media in support of the Black Lives Matter movement days after the George Floyd killing. Bergdorf was hired by the beauty company in August 2017 but was fired days later Continue Reading

Cutting edge: Japanese paper art inspires a non-slip shoe | Technology

The Japanese art of paper cutting and folding, or kirigami, has led to mind-bending 3D structures from 2D sheets, including spectacular pop-up designs. But now researchers have been getting to grips with the technique for a very down-to-earth reason: creating non-slip shoes. Scientists have revealed they have developed a kirigami-inspired Continue Reading

Facebook workers rebel over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against Trump | Technology

Facebook employees are staging a rebellion over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against Donald Trump, expressing their dissatisfaction with their boss on social media in a rare display of dissent from within the company. Disagreement came from employees at all levels of the company, including some senior staff. Particular criticism Continue Reading

In a polarised world, even checking facts on Twitter becomes politicised | Kenan Malik | Opinion- Tempemail

Like many Twitter debates, the war of words that broke out last week between Donald Trump and the social media company may seem inconsequential, even infantile. However, the spat raises important questions about the relationship between the public, technology companies and the state, especially in a polarised America. On Tuesday, Continue Reading

Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’ | Technology

Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump’s tweets behind a warning that it “glorifies violence”, further escalating the social media company’s row with the US president. The US president’s tweet, posted on Thursday night Washington time, warned people in Minneapolis protesting against the killing of a black man, George Floyd, Continue Reading

Trump focuses on social media regulation as US coronavirus death toll passes milestone – live | US news- Tempemail

Good Morning, US live blog readers, there’s a busy day ahead in coronavirus and politics news, so please stay tuned for all the developments in the US. Here’s where things are this hour: Donald Trump has not yet spoken out about the US reaching yesterday the grim milestone of 100,000 Continue Reading

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

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 Continue Reading

Brazil police raid 29 addresses in inquiry into rightwing fake news network | World news- Tempemail

Brazilian police have raided addresses linked to some of Jair Bolsonaro’s most ardent online cheerleaders as part of an investigation into a fake news network investigators reportedly suspect could be linked to the president’s son. The operation’s targets were an eclectic and influential cast of hardcore Bolsonaristas including a former Continue Reading

Trump threatens social media after Twitter puts warning on his false claims | US news- Tempemail

Donald Trump has threatened to “strongly regulate” or close down social media platforms that do not meet his standards for ideological balance, a day after Twitter, for the first time, slapped a warning label on a pair of Trump tweets spreading lies about mail-in voting. “Republicans feel that Social Media Continue Reading