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What Is a ‘Shadow Ban,’ and Is Twitter Doing It to Republican Accounts?

When President Trump accused Twitter of “shadow banning” Republicans in a tweet on Thursday morning, it was the latest salvo in a long-running debate over whether social media platforms suppress conservative users because of their political views.<p>The president’s tweet came a day after a widely …

Social Media

US, France introduce new Syria chemical weapons sanctions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States and France have taken joint action to sanction individuals and entities connected with Syria's chemical weapons program, the Treasury Department announced in a statement Wednesday.<p>"Syria's horrific use of chemical weapons, including attacks against innocent …

Middle East

TaxScouts wants to make filing your tax return a lot less tedious

TaxScouts, a U.K. startup founded by TransferWise and Marketinvoice alumni, is the latest online service designed to make filing your tax return a lot less tedious. However, rather than focusing on the bookkeeping part of the problem primarily tackled by cloud accounting software — which is often …

You Can’t Hurt Lindsay Lohan Now

MYKONOS, Greece — The other day at the newly opened Lohan Beach House, families played on the beach alongside topless women alongside the religiously covered up, while a shirtless and ripped Romanian man with several teardrops tattooed on his face and the image of a person doing cocaine inked on …

Vanderpump Rules

Europe’s Ticking Time Bomb: Wage Inequality

Did you know that inequality is rising? This is because the top 20% of Europeans earn five times more than the bottom 20%?<p>We know inequality is the result of faster income growth at the top and slower than average growth at the bottom, and it's been this slow growth of wages at the bottom that’s …

Europe

An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

In April 1968, the United States was grieving. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a white nationalist. Cities burned with riots.<p>Across the Atlantic, Britain was debating the Race Relations Act, which made it illegal to deny a person employment, housing or public services based …

Wolverhampton

That's just rude: why being polite may not be a universal concept

A French waiter hit the headlines in March 2018 when he contested his dismissal from a Canadian restaurant for his “aggressive tone and nature”. The …

Google shutting down goo.gl URL shortener next year, existing links will keep working

The goo.gl link is very common on the web and was first launched by Google in 2009. However, the company announced today that it’s winding down the URL Shortener beginning next month, with a complete deprecation by next year. Fortunately, existing links will continue to work.<p>The URL shortener …

Fake News Exposes Difficult Problem for Facebook and Twitter

The fake news controversy is a symptom of a broader challenge that platforms like Facebook and Twitter face.<p><b>(This is a guest post from Applico Head of Platform Nick Johnson, my co-author on Modern Monopolies.)</b><p>Facebook and Twitter were both in the spotlight this week for all the wrong reasons.<p>Both …

Internet

Man Utd chants: Lyrics & videos to the most popular Old Trafford songs

Heading to the Theatre of Dreams for a match this season? Here's a taste of the soundtrack you can expect to hear at the home of the Red Devils<p>Manchester United have one of the richest supporters' cultures in English football - and their large collection of chants are evidence of it.<p>Red Devils fans …

Jerry Kelly a wire-to-wire leader for his first PGA Tour Champions victory

Jerry Kelly was a moderately successful PGA Tour player better known as a tour leader in body English. His gyrations were on full display in the Boeing Classic, where on Sunday he recorded his first PGA Tour Champions victory.<p>Kelly, 50, who won three times and earned nearly $30 million on the PGA …

Golf

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

Young Islamists in Germany have 'very scant' knowledge of Koran

German researchers have analyzed a lengthy WhatsApp conversation written before an Islamist attack. It reveals that the participants construct a …

Rob Kardashian’s revenge porn is social media’s latest headache

Members of the Kardashian-Jenner family, like Kanye West's wife, Kim, and model Kendall, didn't become famous by being afraid of the spotlight. Heck, their reality TV show, <i>Keeping up with the Kardashians</i>, centers around every move they make in their personal and business lives. But that celebrity …

Homeless man helps out diner who can’t enter restaurant due to strict dress code

<b>A homeless man came to the rescue when a diner was turned away from a fancy restaurant because he was wearing sandals.</b><p>Akbar Badshah, 36, was supposed …

Google's new free course could help you land a sweet gig localizing apps

Localization is a vital, but less talked-about part of the technology industry — and it can lead to a lucrative career, too. Now, to help people enter the field, Google just launched a free course on the Udacity online learning platform called <i>Localization Essentials</i>.<p>This six-lesson series is …

Apps

7 Ways Daylight Saving Time Can Impact Your Health

We lost an hour of sleep Sunday morning when we set our clocks ahead to “spring forward.” And while we’ll gain an extra hour of daylight in the …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

British banker Rurik Jutting tortured victim for three days, court told

Trial of financier accused of two murders hears he lured women to his Hong Kong flat before using knives to kill them<p>British banker Rurik Jutting allegedly subjected a 23-year-old Indonesian woman to three days of torture that he filmed on his mobile phone before killing her and another woman at …

How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish (or …

Clint Eastwood

How To Order Wine Like An Adult

So you want to become a wine connoisseur — or just how to navigate the drink menu when you go out to dinner — but you don't know where to start. …

The Three Secrets to Perfectly Pairing Wine and Cheese

If you love hosting dinner parties or wine-fueled gatherings, one way to enhance them is by learning the art of putting together a serious cheese plate, and pairing it with the right wines.<p>This means going beyond the mixed-color cheese cubes found at your grocery store. Artisanal cheeses not only …

Colombian teacher accused of stealing Panini stickers from pupil to complete their OWN collection

A teacher in Colombia has reportedly been caught stealing their pupils' Panini stickers in an attempt to fill out their own collection.<p>Colombian …

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …