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Latest update : 2012-05-02

'Tweet you're sorry 466 times!'

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Tues. 1/5/2012: Two French politicians have sued a Twitter user for insulting them online. The punishment? Tweeting he's sorry 466 times - the number of hits the offending tweet got. Is this the online equivalent of giving naughty Twitter users lines? Also, the crowd numbers at Sarkozy's rallies are questioned by internet users, and Facebook introduces an organ donation feature.

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2014-09-18 UK

Scotland's relationship status: 'It's complicated'

We look at comments likening tensions between England and Scotland to a lover's tiff or even a potential break-up/divorce, this as voters in Scotland go to the polls in their...

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2014-09-17 referendum

Scottish referendum in the media

We take a look at how the Scottish referendum is being covered, including accusations of media bias but also claims by journalists that covering the story is particularly...

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2014-09-16 Ukraine

Ukraine politician thrown on rubbish heap

Many a protest movement has threatened to "throw out" the politicians or "dump" them. In Ukraine earlier today, the notion was taken quite literally. Elsewhere, we look at the...

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2014-09-15 Scottish independence

Fighting back against facial recognition

Facial recognition technology is now integrated into Facebook autotagging, Google Glass apps and is used in policing, but techniques are being developed to fight back against an...

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2014-09-11 Social Media

For Nicolas Sarkozy, the comeback will be televised

He's always loved appearing on television and Nicolas Sarkozy's predicted return to politics will be announced in a prime time TV interview, analysts say. It is expected that his...

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