Bots distorted the 2016 Election. Will the midterms be a sequel?

Tiffany Olson Kleemann

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UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision

The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for transforming, root and branch, how the country’s National Health Service operates to accommodate…

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UK report highlights changing gadget habits and our need for an online fix

A look back at the past decade of consumer technology use in the UK has shone a light on changing gadget habits, underlining how Brits have gone from being smartphone dabblers back in 2008 when a top-of-the-range smartphone cost ~£500 to true addicts in today’s £1k+ premium smartphone era. The…

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Dying young in Stockton – Englands most unequal town

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Seeing my kids cry, that’s horrible’ The life expectancy gap between rich and poor people in England has been widening for nearly two decades. The rich stay healthy longer. The poor die younger. That bleak assessment is based on national data. Stockton-on-Tees…

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Trump Goes Full Xenophobe: Migrants Strip Europe Of Culture

“And I don’t mean that in a positive way,” Trump told the paper in a sit-down interview. “I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad. I think you’re losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist 10…

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Pornhub’s Data Shows Something Hilarious Is Happening During The World Cup

England’s dream of football “coming home” was dashed on Wednesday night by some athletic Croatians coming from behind and snatching the much-hyped semi. Terrible puns and sports aside, what else can we learn from the football World Cup about the strange recesses of human behavior? PornHub is back sharing its…

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Splashdown for Attenborough ‘Boaty’ ship

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAttenborough launches “Boaty McBoatface” polar ship Sir David Attenborough has launched the 10,000-tonne hull of the UK’s newest polar ship – named after him – into the River Mersey. The broadcaster pushed the button, sending the hull sliding out from the Cammell…

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MPs seek prostitution website ban

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Niki Adams from the English Collective of Prostitutes opposes a ban Calls for “prostitution websites” to be banned in England and Wales will be made at a House of Commons debate. A cross-party group of MPs says the owners of such…

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Pornhub’s Data Shows Something Hilarious Happened During The Royal Wedding

Every now and then, Internet pornography website PornHub releases data on its users. It’s often grim, and frequently hilarious, but ocassionally it shows a rather interesting insight into human behavior, even if in retrospect we’d really rather not know it at all. Now PornHub has released new data on the effect…

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Drug-Resistant “Super Gonorrhea” Is On The Rise And Going Global

The ongoing arms race between germs and humans is seeing more and more cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea springing up across the world, according to international health agencies. This grim sign of our times doesn’t just mean gonorrhea is becoming much harder to treat, it could also mean that this common…

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Facebook, Google to block ads leading up to the Ireland abortion referendum

Google stops ads in Ireland’s abortion referendum https://t.co/lQelXoaNGM — Sky News (@SkyNews) May 10, 2018 One campaign slogan reads “Love Both,” promoting compassion for both mother and child. Opponents of the repeal spoke out against the decisions by Facebook and Google. A joint statement by three groups — Save The…

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A Scientist Attended A Flat Earth Convention. Here’s What They Learnt

Speakers recently flew in from around (or perhaps, across?) the earth for a three-day event held in Birmingham: the UK’s first ever public Flat Earth Convention. It was well attended and wasn’t just three days of speeches and YouTube clips (though granted, there was a lot of this). There was…

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Flat-Earthers Just Held A Conference. Their Latest Theory Is Seriously Incredible

Flat-Earthers from around the globe have gathered once again for a conference. Over 200 people attended the conference in Birmingham, UK, hundreds of years after people first circumnavigated the Earth, and thousands of years after we discovered that it was round. As you’d expect from flat-Earth conspiracy theorists, there were…

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‘Stuffed anteater’ photo disqualified

But Roz Kidman Cox, the chair of judges for Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY), was stern in her criticism. “This disqualification should remind entrants that any transgression of the rules and spirit of the competition will eventually be found out,” she said. Related Topics Animals Photography Original Article :…

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Cliff Richard case ‘likely to have huge impact

The force settled the case against it – paying substantial damages – and apologised to the star for the “distress and humiliation” caused by disclosing his private information to the BBC. The BBC has said it is very sorry for the distress suffered by Sir Cliff following its coverage of…

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