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Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

WT24 Desk BOISE, IDAHO – A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover, AP reports. It showed the two gunmen who had carried out one of the deadliest ...

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Why the media fails to cover Palestine with accuracy and empathy

A powerful Israeli lobby, reporting fatigue and the fear of being accused of anti-Semitism harms coverage, say experts. WT24 Desk Glasgow, Scotland – Often dubbed an open-air prison on account of Israel’s and Egypt’s ongoing air, land and sea blockade of the coastal enclave,Gaza is, according to Amnesty International and several other rights groups, on the brink of a humanitarian disaster, Aljazeera reports. ...

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Duke University to launch social media study on digital loneliness

The study will run through social app Wisdo, with new users invited to take part WT24 Desk How lonely are people today? That’s what Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight hopes to discover, and if isolation and digital media are part of the problem or can be part of the solution, according to salon. The study, which will run through ...

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Every street in Lhasa is watched: Chinese media

11 years after historic riots, the Tibetan capital is awash with CCTV cameras WT24 Desk Chinese media say virtually every street in Lhasa, capital of the southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region populated by devout worshipers of Tibetan Buddhism, is under constant CCTV surveillance. This is on top of 24-hour patrols by policemen and auxiliary vigilantes who man 100 police stations across ...

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Instagram Rolls Out Option to ‘Pause All’ Notifications

WT24 Desk Sick of Instagram sending your constant updates about every new post, Instagram Live-stream and Story? Now you have an option to help control your notifications – the Facebook-owned app is rolling out a ‘Pause all’ option which will enable users to stop any and all notifications from the app for a chosen period of time. As you can see, when ...

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Robo-journalism shifts media landscape

WT24 Desk A text-generating “bot” nicknamed Tobi produced nearly 40,000 news stories about the results of the November 2018 elections in Switzerland for the media giant Tamedia — in just five minutes, AFP reports. These kinds of artificial intelligence programs — available for nearly a decade — are becoming more widespread as news organisations turn to them to produce stories, ...

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‘Social media should be restricted before voting in India’

It also raised practical difficulties of implementing such a rule as elections in different parts of India are held on different dates and often spread over a week. WT24 Desk New Delhi: There are over 30 crore monthly active users on Facebook and more than 20 crores on WhatsApp in India. Even the Narendra Modi app alone can reach 1 crore ...

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House of Lords report calls for digital super-regulator

New Digital Authority would replace ‘clearly failing’ system of self-regulation of internet WT24 Desk The House of Lords has called for the creation of a digital super-regulator to oversee the different bodies charged with safeguarding the internet and replace the “clearly failing” system of self-regulation by big technology companies, The Guardian reports. A new Digital Authority is the chief recommendation of ...

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North Korea media acknowledges ‘no deal’ at Hanoi for first time

WT24 Desk SEOUL: North Korea’s state media on Friday (Mar 8) acknowledged for the first time the collapse of the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump last week without a deal, according to channelnewsasia.com. The high-stakes meeting in Vietnam was supposed to build on the leaders’ historic first summit in Singapore last year, but ended without any ...

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