US states sue Meta, claiming it harms young people’s mental health
26 October 2023 | 4:08 pm
Dozens of US states are suing Meta and its Instagram unit, accusing the tech giant of fuelling a youth mental health crisis by making its social media platforms addictive. Our Science editor Julia Sieger tells us more about what Meta is accused of.
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Germany hopes the success of the 2023 Special Olympics leaves a lasting impact and boosts the country's chances of potentially hosting the 2036 Olympics and Paralympics.
Police said that two people had been killed in the attack, and that more than one shooter had been involved. Police later said around half of the 28 people injured were under the age of 18.
Twitter has said Meta's new Threads app uses stolen trade secrets and intellectual property. Threads has attracted tens of millions of users in just 24 hours.
It is one of the in one of the deadliest air attacks yet in the three months of fighting between Sudan's rival generals.
ICC chief prosecutorKarim Khan, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, told FRANCE 24 that he had decided to open fresh investigations into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the ongoing fighting in Sudan. He said his office had received numerous reports from many sources of crimes such as destruction of property, executions, killings and rapes.
The WNBA basketball star, who spent almost a year in a Russian jail until a December prisoner swap, will not travel with her Phoenix Mercury team for the next two games.
Prices in the landlocked Sahel nation have been shooting up following last week's coup d'etat. Sanctions slapped on Niger by ECOWAS are already affecting much of the impovrished nation's economic life.
Young environmental activists sued the US state for allowing fossil fuel development which they argue harms their physical and mental health. The trial is believed to be the first of its kind in the US.
The Facebook parent company said it purged thousands of accounts from a so-called "Spamouflage" campaign linked to Chinese law enforcement. The operation reportedly also targeted other platforms like YouTube and Reddit.
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr called for civil and economic rights for Black Americans; an end to racism in the United States. But 60 years after that iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, much more still needs to be done. In this second instalment of Inside the Americas from Atlanta, FRANCE 24's Genie Godula meets the people who are fighting for racial equality today in all its forms.
‘It is a battle between the will of the people and dis-information but democracy triumphs’ – Shettima
Nigeria's presidential election tribunal on Wednesday rejected challenges by opposition rivals to Bola Tinubu's win in February's disputed vote, following a pattern seen in previous election years in Africa's most populous country.
Forced exile, grief, pressures of assimilation and generational trauma are recurring themes for many, if not most narratives about the refugee experience. They're at the heart of author Cecile Pin's first book, “Wandering Souls”, which recounts the lesser known stories of Vietnamese boat people who fled to the United Kingdom. She joined us for Perspective.
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Recently discovered oil is transforming Guyana's fortunes. But neighbouring Venezuela has suddenly rekindled old claims of territorial ownership. Official Venezuelan maps now incorporate the disputed Essequibo region that covers two-thirds of Guyana, and Venezuelan oil companies have been ordered to start extraction.
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The 2023 CAF Awards ceremony will take place in Marrakech in some hours and the spotlight is on Napoli and Super Eagles talisman Victor Osimhen and Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala in contention for the Player of the Year award in the men's and women's category. Ayomide Sotubo and the Nutmeg crew discussed what to expect in the ceremony.
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