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The 'Twitter Olympics': arrests and censorship

A malicious tweet directed at British diver Tom Daley sees its 17-year-old author arrested. Also, a British journalist has his Twitter account shut down because of criticism of NBC's coverage of the Olympics, and we take a look at a campaign to fill empty seats at the Games.

By James CREEDON

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2018-02-22 Nigeria

#BringBackOurGirls: Anger and a sense of déjà vu

There's anger, confusion and a sense of déjà vu over the latest mass kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria. False information - and a lack of confirmation from...

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2018-02-20 Afrin

Afrin, 'a war without images'

The French news website Mediapart has dubbed the Afrin offensive a "war without images" - we take a look at the Turkish media crackdown and how it is impacting on coverage in the...

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2018-02-19 shootings

Gun control continues to trend on US social media

We take a look at why the Parkland school shooting in Florida remains a major topic of public debate in US media, in particular because of the key role student activists are...

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2018-02-16 China

A controversial Chinese New Year

The must-see TV event of the Chinese New Year has left many people angry. CCTV's Spring Festival Gala caused uproar with its use of "blackface" on a Chinese actress. The sketch...

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2018-02-15 shootings

'Thoughts and prayers'

The US is averaging one school shooting every 60 hours so far in 2018. The latest school shooting in Florida has infuriated social media users who are demanding action and...

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