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Latest update : 2012-08-01

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.

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2017-01-13 Donald Trump

Whitewashing Jacko

MediaWatch casts an eye over the latest reactions to the unverified Trump/Russia dossier, in particular the revelations about the former spy who put it together. Plus, an online...

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2017-01-12 Socialist Party (France)

France's left-wing candidates debate each other

The first left-wing primary debate got underway this evening in Paris - we take a look at the buzz and the commentary as former Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces off with six...

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2017-01-11 Americas

Bad buzz for Buzzfeed as it posts unverified claims on Trump

Accusations of "fake news" - normally reserved as a criticism for alt-right media - have now been hurled at Buzzfeed for publishing unverified claims of Russian espionage on...

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2017-01-10 Barack Obama

Obama loved and Obama loathed

Social media is reflecting a divided America as President Obama prepares to give his farewell speech in Chicago later tonight.

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2017-01-09 Charlie Hebdo

#CharlieHebdo and the repentant jihadist?

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to a reformed jihadist appearing on prime-time French TV. Farid Benyettou admits he radicalised the brothers who carried out the attack on...

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