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Social media backlash forces Trump to find new ways to spread his message
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Twitter, Reddit and other platforms are taking action against the president’s rhetoric. The alternatives have far less reachDonald Trump’s campaign manager sent a warning to Twitter last month, weeks after the social media company first took steps to add labels and context to the president’s often inflammatory tweets.“Hey @twitter, your days are numbered,” Brad Parscale wrote in a tweet, linking to one of his posts on the much lesser-known social media site Parler. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Poverty, not just populists, to blame for Covid-19's impact on Latin America
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Mexico and Brazil have been hit hard by the pandemic, but so too have countries that were quicker to respond Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus arrived in Latin America later than in Europe, but it has taken firm hold. A quarter of global confirmed cases are in the region, and researchers have warned the death toll is likely to triple by October to nearly 400,000.The two countries with the deadliest outbreaks share populist leaders, Brazil’s rightwing Jair Bolsonaro and Mexico’s leftwing Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Hollywood comes to the high court for Johnny Depp face-off
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Libel case over the Sun’s claim that star abused his ex-wife Amber Heard opens this weekThe fusty confines of London’s high court get the Hollywood treatment this week when it considers a blockbuster libel action and hears evidence from major movie stars.Johnny Depp’s claim against the Sun over allegations that he was violent towards his ex-wife, Amber Heard, 34 – allegations he vehemently denies – has been more than two years in gestation. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Risks, R numbers and raw data: how to interpret coronavirus statistics
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Covid-related facts and definitions are confusing, and as lockdown is eased, clarity is more important than ever Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWe’re finally over the first peak of the epidemic, but the numbers relating to the virus keep on spreading. Sometimes, however, things get lost in translation from the spreadsheet to the article, broadcast or tweet. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Knife-edge Polish presidential race could slow the march of populism
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As liberal Rafal Trzaskowski gains on rightwing Andrzej Duda, LGBT rights are among issues at stake in Poland and beyondWhen Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, goes up against his liberal challenger in a presidential run-off next Sunday, there will be more at stake than just the medium-term political trajectory of the country. The vote is set to be one of the closest and most important European elections in recent years, and the result will resonate well beyond Poland’s borders.Duda takes on liberal challenger Rafał Trzaskowski in a race that numerous polls suggest is too close to call. The final outcome will be watched closely by European leaders wary of Poland’s recent political direction, and by progressive politicians worldwide seeking lessons about what does or doesn’t work in taking on populists at the ballot box. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Srebrenica 25 years on: how the world lost its appetite to fight war crimes
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Ratko Mladić was brought to justice but where’s the desire to investigate mass killings in Syria, Yemen and Myanmar? Ratko Mladić, the Bosnian Serb general convicted of ordering the execution of 8,000 men and boys from Srebrenica, will spend this week’s 25th anniversary of the slaughter in a cell in The Hague, where he has spent the past nine years.A quarter century on from Srebrenica, the world has become painfully used to atrocities. Mass killings in Syria or Yemen no longer always make the news. China has incarcerated more than a million Muslim Uighurs and forced contraception, sterilisation and abortions on them. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Gove and Johnson 'sold as slaves' at Oxford student charity event
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After PM’s behaviour with the Bullingdon Club, evidence emerges of further antics at Union Society fundraiser It may have only merited a few paragraphs in the student newspaper and have taken place 33 years ago, but an Oxford Union Society “slave auction” in which Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were involved is powerful proof of how politicians’ pasts can come back to haunt them.“Union slave auction” was the headline in Cherwell, the journal for Oxford students, on 12 June 1987. The small story has escaped the notice of the two men’s biographers and their profile writers until now. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'Crystal clear' drunk people can't socially distance, say police in England
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Police Federation chair says revellers would not adhere to one-metre-plus rules as pubs opened on SaturdayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDrunk people are unable to properly socially distance, the chairman of the Police Federation has said as pubs reopened in England for the first time since lockdown.John Apter said it was “crystal clear” revellers would not adhere to the one metre plus rule as restrictions were eased on Saturday. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Have a heart, KitKat, don't break with Fairtrade
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Nestlé is big in York, but the city is fighting the brand’s decision to make life harder for African cocoa farmersHere’s a quiz question: how many KitKats are produced in the Nestlé factory in York each year? A hundred million? Keep going. The plant makes a billion of the UK’s bestselling chocolate bars annually. That volume is one reason that the company’s shameful decision to end the brand’s Fairtrade certification will have such a devastating effect on cocoa farmers.I visited some of the Fairtrade-certified cocoa farms in Ivory Coast last year. Seeing the difference that a measure of financial security can make to some of the poorest villages on earth is a lasting lesson in the mechanics of hope. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
‘It's a tsunami’: Covid-19 plunges Latin America back into poverty and violence
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Years of social progress have been reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest city piled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro, responded with a shrug. “It’s obvious this won’t end well.”Two months later, Virgílio’s nightmare has come true. Brazil’s death toll has risen to more than 60,000 – the second highest in the world after the United States – with some now predicting it could overtake the US, where 130,000 have died, by the end of July. Continue reading... (The Guardian)