It has becomes something of an online obsession: apocalyptic websites announcing the end of the world : over three million web pages devoted to the 21st December 2012… And you can buy survival kits online, builds shelters and rent out collective bunkers. Sites that could be deemed a touch absurd; but the Interministerial Mission for Combating Cultic Deviancy is taking them very seriously indeed.
Today on the net: Ukraine’s pro-Europe movement continues online; Amnesty International releases an alarming report on North Korea’s prison camps; and a false Nelson Mandela quote has been doing the rounds on social networks.
Today on the net: China pays tribute to Nelson Mandela; activists challenge Russia’s anti-gay laws ahead of the Sochi Olympics; and copies of some ancient bibles and rare biblical texts are now available online.
The love business is booming. There are now over 2,000 dating sites in France frequented by some 7 million people. But some of these platforms have been stirring up heated debate: sites for people who are married or for teenagers, for example.
Today on the net: drones are now being deployed to capture footage of the protests in Thailand; Croatian activists react to the effective ban on same-sex marriage; and a British man throws away a hard drive and loses 7.5 million dollars.