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Latest update : 2013-01-03

Fighting hate speech on Twitter: is France showing the way?

Last week, France's Minister of Women's Rights put hate speech on Twitter centre stage, saying the social network should help France apply pre-existing laws banning racist, sexist and homophobic comments. Writing in The Guardian, Jason Farago says "we should follow France's example in restricting bigotry's free expression". Others say this would amount to a dangerous limitation on free speech. Also, an artist refuses the Legion of Honour and one French woman's awful New Year.

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2017-11-17 Sexual harassment

Harassment and hypocrisy in Washington

MediaWatch looks at the latest allegations of sexual impropriety to hit Washington. Democrat senator and former comedian, Al Franken, has apologised. His accuser says he forced a...

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2017-11-16 Twitter

Twitter, hate speech & blue ticks

MediaWatch takes a look at how Twitter is clamping down on neo-Nazi, white supremacist, anti-Muslim accounts. Users who "promote hatred" have had their verification status...

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2017-11-15 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: A coup, or not a coup?

MediaWatch delves into the debate over whether or not there's been a coup in Zimbabwe. Much of the media focus is on Robert Mugabe's wife, "Gucci Grace", a woman with ruthless...

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2017-11-14 Brexit

Which way is the Brexit?

MediaWatch takes a look at how the latest twists in the UK's Brexit saga are playing out. Many are criticising a lack of direction and forgotten campaign promises. There are also...

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2017-11-13 terrorism

Remembering the Paris terror attacks

MediaWatch looks at how the second anniversary of the Paris terror attacks has been marked. There's grief, but also a lot of anger. Emmanuel Macron's emotional response to the...

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