‘I am not a virus’
01 February 2020 | 12:10 pm
French social media users have hit back at prejudice against Asians because of the fear factor linked to the coronavirus. The hashtag #JeNeSuisPasUnVirus has gone viral. Elsewhere, Donald Trump's so-called 'Deal of the Century' for Middle East peace has ilicited much criticism on Twitter.
29 Jun 2021
Fmr President, Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the youth to make good use of the social media in other to develop the country and not create confusion
1 Jul 2021
Indian police have moved against the head of Twitter in India, Manish Maheshwari, over a map which showed Jammu and Kashmir and a Buddhist region as independent countries.
6 Jul 2021
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9 Jul 2021
The former president claims the companies have unfairly censored him and other conservatives. A tech industry trade group called the class action lawsuit "frivolous."
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Teen pop star Olivia Rodrigo features in a Twitter video posted by the White House encouraging young Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19. "It doesn’t matter if you’re young and healthy," Rodrigo says, "getting the vaccine is about protecting yourself, your friends and your family. Let’s get vaccinated!"
22 Jul 2021
The scam tried to get cryptocurrency for access to the Twitter accounts of celebrities such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. A Florida teenager masterminded the elaborate scam.
Police say the man was arrested Sunday near Dhaka, but his female dance partner is on the run. The 20-year-old could face up to five years in prison on religious charges.
FG to lift Twitter ban in a matter of days -Lai Mohammed, At least 65 killed in Algerian wildfires
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Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, women's rights have been quashed. Women are being told what to wear, what to study and being segregated from men at universities. After a violent crackdown on female protesters, a demonstration has taken place in Kabul by women deemed supportive of the Taliban's ultra-hardline interpretation of Islam. Images of that rally have sparked considerable reaction on social media. FRANCE 24's Haxie Meyers-Belkin tells us more.
We take a look at the jabs, jokes and frenzy over Facebook's seven-hour outage. But first, the French press is widely covering a damning report about paedophilia in the French Catholic church. We also find out about the uncertain, perilous fate of a tanker off the coast of Yemen.
Twitter buys out group chat app Sphere
A live broadcast video from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been removed from Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. In the video, the president falsely stated that UK citizens are developing AIDS after receiving two Covid-19 vaccine doses. After the video was posted, fact-checking and governmental entities scrambled to clarify that there is no evidence to demonstrate a link between Covid-19 vaccines and the development of viruses such as HIV.
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The US saw 7% year-over-year price increases in December, the largest hike in nearly four decades. This comes as omicron threatens to snarl supply chains once again.
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Bilingual schools across France are struggling to find people who can teach in German as English becomes more popular. A group of parents have set up a recruiting agency to help the government.
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Dozens of Chinese jets entered Taiwan's air defense zone, the island's officials said. Taiwan responded by scrambling its own fighter jets and activating missile defense systems.
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Hosts Cameroon overcame a resilient, goalkeeperless Comoros team 2-1 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil. But the result was overshadowed by events which took place outside the stadium in Yaoundé, where a stampede tragically claimed at least eight lives. Earlier in the day, Gambia's dream run continued as they edged out Guinea, winning their first ever knockout game in their maiden tournament. The Scorpions will go head-to-head against Cameroon at the Douala stadium on Saturday for a place in the semi-final. Jean-Emile Jammine is joined by Sports Editor Simon Harding and James Vasina.
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Aid agencies fear the Pacific island nation of Tonga may run out of drinking water because sources were contaminated after the recent volcanic eruption. New Zealand and Australia are shipping supplies to the area but they will not arrive until Friday.
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Military experts in South Korea are analyzing exactly what type of missiles were launched, but said they appeared to be cruise missiles. Pyongyang has increased weapons testing in the past few weeks.