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May 06, 2022

It's global: Online anti-Asian hate on the rise

York University in Toronto, Canada has released a study that shows how rhetorical mechanisms and tropes spread racism. Fuyuki Kurasawa, a social sciences professor, at a virtual symposium...

Alarming trend: growth of crimes on social media

More than 16,000 criminal incidents on sites likeTwitter and Facebook, have been reported to police over the last year, according to new figures.Police have seen more people than ever coming forward to complain about abuse and harassment endured while usi ...
McCruelty. I'm hatin' it.

PETA exposes the cruel slaughter of chickens for fast food chain McDonalds

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are campaigning to end the "cruel" methods used to slaughter chickens supplied to the fast food chain McDonalds. PETA states: "Chickens killed for McDonald's are slaughtered using an ...

Study exposes dominance of privileged elite in British media

A study by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission also found that 54 percent of the nation's "top 100 media professionals" attended private schools (as opposed to 7 percent of the population as a whole). This top-100 list comp ...

What’s driving Scotland’s increasing ethnic diversity?

Scotland's population is changing as the number of people from ethnic minority groups continues to grow, writes Aleks Collingwood.A sixth of Scottish households containing two or more people have more than one ethnicity represented, according to rese ...
'White means pure' singer Dencia defends Whitenicious

African singer defends promotion of skin whitening cream

Cameroonian pop singer Dencia has defended her promotion of a skin whitening cream called Whitenicious, which critics have branded an ''abomination'' and ''irresponsible''.Speaking on Channel 4 News last week, she insisted t ...

Awards event for Zimbabweans is big success

More than 450 people filled a banqueting room to overflowing at a top London hotel for an awards ceremony that celebrated the achievements of people from a southern African country some of whose "best brains are abroad", on Saturday.Innovators, a ...

Health benefits of global warming

  Global warming have dominated the media, and most western government policies, in recent years. The melting of Arctic ice and increasing green house effect, has lead to legislative initiatives such as the controvesial Kyoto agreement.Global war ...

New Year Pledges

Somebody who goes by the name of Anon said "A new year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other." Maybe so, maybe not. It usually depends mostly on your will power. Most of us talk about making promises to stop bad habits ...

Texting Craze is A Plus

By Jemma TippingSurprising new research has revealed that young people's obsession with text messaging is actually improving their literacy rather than harming it. Previously experts thought that the mobile phone craze damaged spelling and writing abilitie ...

Googling Phenomenon

 Simply by typing someone's name into an Internet search engine you can find out almost anything about them. Jonathon Duffy of BBC News Online reveals how "singletons will 'google' a new boyfriend or girlfriend - to check them out."&nbs ...

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