Facebook and Twitter are being used to manipulate public opinion – report
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Facebook and Twitter are being used to manipulate public opinion – report

Nine-country study finds widespread use of social media for promoting lies, misinformation and propaganda by…

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Dear Theresa May, come and meet some Muslims. It might help if you knew us
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Dear Theresa May, come and meet some Muslims. It might help if you knew us

A lack of engagement by senior Conservatives is part of the process of ‘othering’ us,…

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Abandoned and abused: the forgotten Syrian refugee children on a Greek detention island
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Abandoned and abused: the forgotten Syrian refugee children on a Greek detention island

Stranded on Chios women and teenagers face new horrors, with reports of police beatings, rape…

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The latest threat to Antarctica: an insect and plant invasion
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The latest threat to Antarctica: an insect and plant invasion

Rise in tourism and warmer climate bring house flies – and the growth of mosses…

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Wealth and poverty sit side by side in Grenfell Tower’s borough
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Wealth and poverty sit side by side in Grenfell Tower’s borough

Data shows area around Grenfell Tower was among top 10% most deprived areas in England…

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Many operations could be unnecessary, says leading surgeon
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Many operations could be unnecessary, says leading surgeon

Certain types of elective surgery only benefit patients because of placebo effect, says Prof Andy…

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Richard Hammond airlifted to hospital following car crash in Switzerland
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Richard Hammond airlifted to hospital following car crash in Switzerland

Former Top Gear presenter involved in accident in St Gallen during filming of The Grand…

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‘It was a rampage’: witnesses describe horror of London terrorist attacks
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‘It was a rampage’: witnesses describe horror of London terrorist attacks

Reports of people fighting off attackers with bottles and chairs during terror incidents in London…

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Indian soap tackles taboos to become one of world’s most watched
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Indian soap tackles taboos to become one of world’s most watched

Over 400m people watch show, with storyline including acid attacks, domestic violence and abortion of…

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Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn
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Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn

Some specialists concerned use of hormone has become a ‘fashionable treatment’ for parents who want…

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Explainer: how and why Islamic State took over part of a Philippine city
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Explainer: how and why Islamic State took over part of a Philippine city

Rebels linked to the jihadist have hunkered down in Marawi, with close to 100 dead…

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‘Ban burqas to promote vitamin D’ and other odd ideas in Ukip’s manifesto
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‘Ban burqas to promote vitamin D’ and other odd ideas in Ukip’s manifesto

Ukip has launched its election manifesto, and it certainly has some eye-catching bits. Here are…

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Mexico politician mocked for campaign hashtag ‘#campaignhashtag’
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Mexico politician mocked for campaign hashtag ‘#campaignhashtag’

Javier Zapata settles on new slogan, ‘Because of my moustache’, after social media – and…

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Uber admits underpaying New York City drivers by millions of dollars
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Uber admits underpaying New York City drivers by millions of dollars

Tens of thousands of drivers are eligible for a refund, after company admits it took…

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Transgender woman who died should not have been moved to female jail, jury finds
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Transgender woman who died should not have been moved to female jail, jury finds

Vikki Thompson, 21, was found dead in her cell at HMP Leeds after warning people…

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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers
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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers

Facebook fined £94m for ‘misleading’ EU over WhatsApp takeover
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Facebook fined £94m for ‘misleading’ EU over WhatsApp takeover

European commission says fine is a ‘clear signal’ to companies that they must comply with…

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‘An almost biblical notion of evil’ – why Ian Brady haunts the British psyche
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‘An almost biblical notion of evil’ – why Ian Brady haunts the British psyche

Other child killers have slid off into obscurity, but Brady and fellow Moors murderer Myra…

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Alberta museum unveils world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur
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Alberta museum unveils world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur

Fossil of 18ft nodosaur found in 2011 in Alberta’s oilsands can now be unveiled after…

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What if the menace of large hacks becomes a routine part of life?
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What if the menace of large hacks becomes a routine part of life?

The NHS malware case highlighted the need to deal with the necessity of digital records…

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