Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

Turkey targeted: Islamic State Group blamed for Istanbul attack (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Turkey targeted: Terror attack coincides with foreign policy pivot (part 2)

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

" We have a lot that we can do together to make Middle East a better place"

Read more

FOCUS

Will Bolivia see a lithium boom?

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Child refugees: Inside Turkey's hidden sweatshops

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'The Red Turtle', 'Camping 3' and 'The Balkan Trilogy'

Read more

FACE-OFF

After Brexit, is a Frexit possible?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Vodafone warns it could move HQ out of UK

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French people against a 'Frexit' referendum

Read more

A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

MEDIAWATCH

MEDIAWATCH

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

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-06-28 Turkey

Turkish Airport Blasts

Media Watch takes a look at first reactions to the deadly explosions at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Turkey's Justice Minister has confirmed at least 10 people were killed. Plus,...

Read more

2016-06-27 Brexit

Post-Referendum Racism

MediaWatch takes a look at the continuing fallout from the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Some are questioning Boris Johnson's optimistic view of Britain post-Brexit. And...

Read more

2016-06-24 Brexit

#Brexit sparks a storm on social media

The UK's decision to leave the EU has caused a storm on Twitter and Facebook, with the referendum looking set to have global repercussions. Many users are drawing comparisons...

Read more

2016-06-23 Brexit

UK's EU referendum: 'I would #usepens but it was a bic from France so I didn't bother'

Conspiracy theorists came centre stage during referendum voting with 'Brexit supporters urged to not use pencils provided but take their own pens to polling stations amid fears...

Read more

2016-06-22 UK

UK-EU referendum: 'Can you give me three GOOD reasons to read The Sun?'

The Sun reports Queen Elizabeth II has been asking her guests at dinner parties: "Can you give me three GOOD reasons to stay in Europe?" That has prompted derision in tweets...

Read more