Joey Ha

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Americans Could Learn Something From China About Dealing With Fake News

The Chinese people have been wading through propaganda for decades.<p>Editors at China’s leading nationalist newspaper, Global Times, don’t often sympathize with the United States. So it was notable when the paper joined Americans last fall in scolding Facebook for spreading fake news. In an editorial …

‘Progressive’ panel says ‘trans movement is not civil rights issue’—and the LGBTQ community is firing back

Transgender rights activists are outraged after a New York-based, left-wing conference announced it would be hosting a panel claiming pharmaceutical …

Behind the TIME Cover Story: Beyond 'He' or 'She'

This week’s TIME cover story, with exclusive data from GLAAD, explores a change taking hold in American culture. The piece explores how you-do-you …

Boy Scouts Apologize to Transgender Boy Who Was Kicked Out

"Joe is happy that they admitted they were wrong.”<p>When Joe Maldonado was kicked out of the Cub Scouts because he is transgender, he said he was more mad than sad about it. He was kicked out last year because the Boy Scouts of America accepted members based on the sex marked on their birth …

Study: half of the studies you read about in the news are wrong

And yes, this could be one of them.<p>There’s an oft-repeated mantra among scientists: A single study is rarely the final answer. And yet for science reporters, new studies are irresistible — a bold new finding makes a great headline.<p>Which explains how we get into confusing situations like this:<p>The …

For trans people in tech, it’s complicated when the industry suddenly cares

When Yelp added a way for its trans and gender non-conforming users to find safe restrooms, it felt like a mixed blessing for a community that’s used to being ignored. Over time, Yelp’s feature will provide a robust database of public bathrooms — the kind the transgender community has been building …

Mark Zuckerberg says change the world, yet he sets the rules | Carole Cadwalladr

Even if we don’t think the Facebook boss’s manifesto is ill-intentioned, we should be worried by its implications<p>Try this for a thought experiment. Pretend Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t born in White Plains, New York. Pretend, instead, he was born in Smolensk, Russia. His Facebook is not headquartered in …

This photo series proves trans people are more than their gender identity

Sharing your story of struggle and resilience can be revolutionary — especially when lives like yours are consistently misrepresented.<p>An ongoing …

LGBTQI

Gender-neutral bathrooms proposed for Hamilton libraries

A report heading to the city's library board this week is proposing gender-neutral bathrooms for Hamilton's libraries, in the name of equal access …

Transgender Movement Inspires Indian Fashion

India’s ‘third gender’ community and transgender women are finding work and a welcome from the nation’s fashion industry.<p><b>MUMBAI, India</b> — “I didn’t …

LGBTQI

Headspace: Trans People Reveal Their Daily Struggles In Powerful Short Film

'Is he looking over here?'<p>A powerful short film has offered an insight into the daily challenges of being trans.<p>Made in an attempt to promote …

Days of low inflation are over with UK consumer finances to take a hit | Larry Elliott

High street competition has helped rein in prices, but households are facing rising cost of living due to falling pound and rising commodities<p>It was nice while it lasted, but the days of ultra-low inflation are over – at least for the time being.<p>The year ahead is going to be marked by rising prices …

Rolls-Royce tumbles to record 4.6 billion pounds loss

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce (RR.L) said it would step up efforts to boost performance after a bribery fine and a blow from the plunge in the pound pushed the aero-engine maker to a record annual loss of 4.6 billion pounds.<p>Chief Executive Warren East, appointed in 2015 to revive the ailing …

Engines

China's pain, Italy's gain: high costs push textile buyers west

HONG KONG/BIELLA, Italy (Reuters) - International textiles buyers are increasingly switching away from China, and back to Western suppliers, as rising labor, raw material and energy costs make the world’s dominant producer more expensive.<p>A corner of the century-old archive of the company Tollegno …

Northern Italy

As Globalization Breaks Down, Wars of Identity Loom

Perversely, the progressive resistance to Trump within the United States mirrors the grim identity conflicts his withdrawal from the global order …

How this mom survived 6 days without lungs

A lifetime of tough health battles, plus the desire to stay alive for her young daughter, helped prepare 32-year-old Melissa Benoit for a grueling, unprecedented surgery to replace her infected lungs.<p>Benoit has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that can cause a buildup of mucus in the lungs, …

Medicine

Passwords for social media accounts could be required for some to enter country

A password may soon be required to enter the country — the applicant’s Facebook password, that is. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested the measure to the House Homeland Security Committee today during talks around Trump’s embattled executive order on immigration.<p>“We want to get on …

Social Media

Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as 'unreliable' source

Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’<p>Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source for the website in all but exceptional circumstances after deeming the news group “generally unreliable”.<p>The …

Fact Checking

For Carney, wages are the only true window to the future

The current economy seems to defy the Bank of England’s predictions. Perhaps that is because pay growth has become so much harder to forecast<p>On the face of it, the Bank of England’s freshly minted forecast for this year looked rosy. A glance at the headline figure of 2% growth in the quarterly …

Mobile recharging station operators in India sell tens of thousands of women's phone numbers to stalkers

Tens of thousands of women in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have complained to police about harassing phone calls from creepy men who bought …

McDonald's inviting bids for part of Japan unit: WSJ

(Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) is inviting bids for the sale of a 33 percent stake in its Japan unit McDonald’s Holdings Co Japan Ltd (2702.T), the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.<p>The fast-food company owns just under 50 percent of the unit. Bids are due …

McDonald's

PIMCO sees possibility of China floating yuan in 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Asset management giant PIMCO said on Thursday it thought there was a chance China could freely float its currency, the yuan, this year.<p>Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Beijing July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo<p>The firm’s head of …

China

John Lewis to cut staff bonus after pound’s Brexit slide

Retail group, which also includes Waitrose, reports strong Christmas but says retailers will face rising costs from importing goods<p>John Lewis has warned that its annual bonus for staff will be significantly lower than last year as it prepares to take a hit from the post-Brexit slump in …

Fake news: What exactly is it – and how can you spot it?

"Fake news" was not a term many people used two years ago, but it is now seen as one of the greatest threats to democracy, free debate and the Western order.<p>As well as being a favourite term of Donald Trump, it was also named 2017's word of the year, raising tensions between nations, and may lead …