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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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2018-05-18 royal wedding

Royal wedding: Pomp & controversy

On the eve of the royal wedding, the eyes of the globe are on the UK town of Windsor. While some businesses are capitalising on the country's biggest event of the year,...

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2018-05-17 racism

Racism revelations from New York to Paris

MediaWatch takes a look at a viral video that shows brazen, aggressive racism from a fan of Donald Trump. A New York lawyer was filmed "flipping out" over Spanish being spoken by...

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2018-05-16 France

France and the age of consent

France has downgraded its attempt to crack down on sexual crimes against children. The government has stopped short of introducing an age of consent in its new bill, meaning sex...

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2018-05-14 Israel

'Violent contrast' in images from Jerusalem, Gaza border

Many media and social media users have commented on the marked contrast between Monday's reception at the US embassy in Jerusalem and the violent clashes at the Gaza border, with...

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2018-05-11 France

The inspiration for France's Eurovision song

The Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner. France's entry is being tipped as one of the favourites. But not everyone likes the true tale of a migrant baby born at...

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