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Latest update : 2013-11-08

Twitter: 'how lonely people came together to rip each other to shreds'

We look at the Twitter IPO, from "cronut" donuts, to protests, to a new book that is a company history-cum-crime novel. Wired.com describes "Hatching Twitter" as "the story of how lonely people came together to build a product designed to connect them to each other and the world around them - only to rip each other to shreds in order to control that very thing". We also look at a story buzzing in Paris: two restaurants are accused of putting "les moches"(ugly people) at the back, out of sight.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-01-24 Roman Polanski

Polanski Pulls Out of the Césars

Media Watch takes a look at the controversy over the Césars - France's equivalent of the Oscars. Film director Roman Polanski, a self-confessed child rapist, had been due to host...

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2017-01-23 Socialist Party (France)

Crowds, Lies & Alternative Facts

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the first round of the French Socialist primary race. Most are seeing it as the clash of two lefts, with former PM Manuel Valls up against...

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2017-01-18 Manuel Valls

Online reactions to former French PM Valls being slapped in face

Could Manuel Valls get another "slap in the face" in the upcoming left-wing primary? Is such violence against a public figure ever justifiable? Should the former French prime...

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2017-01-17 Theresa May

Brexit Means Hard Brexit

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the British prime minister's speech outlining her plan for Brexit. Opinion is sharply divided. Some are accusing her of trying to have her...

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2017-01-16 Donald Trump

Trump will still tweet from personal Twitter account as president

Donald Trump has confirmed that he will continue to use his personal Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump instead of the official US presidential account @POTUS - we take a look at...

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