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TikTok's local moderation guidelines ban pro-LGBT content

TikTok's local moderation guidelines ban pro-LGBT content

Chinese-owned social media app bans such content even in countries where homosexuality has never been illegalTikTok’s efforts to provide locally sensitive moderation have resulted in it banning any
Jenny Odell on why we need to learn to do nothing: ‘It's a reminder that you're alive’

Jenny Odell on why we need to learn to do nothing: ‘It's a reminder that you're alive’

The author and artist’s keynote address on our fractured attention spans went viral. Now she has a plan for how to heal them: lose ourselves in natureNearly two years ago, the artist and academic

Peloton, WeWork, Vox, Bodega, Kapwing and oh boy are we tired

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Army investigates soldier who sent death threat to Angela Rayner

Army investigates soldier who sent death threat to Angela Rayner

Labour MP received tweet as MPs urged Boris Johnson to tone down his languageThe army and police are investigating after a soldier sent a death threat to the shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner,

UK privacy ‘class action’ complaint against Google gets unblocked

The UK Court of Appeal has unanimously overturned a block on a class-action style lawsuit brought on behalf of four million iPhone users against Google — meaning the case can now proceed to be heard.
#AllIsFineWithMe: Russian women fight strict beauty standards with body-positivity

#AllIsFineWithMe: Russian women fight strict beauty standards with body-positivity

Social media trend was started by a teen to push back against unrealistic beauty standards In a new wave of Russian feminism, thousands of women are posting selfies on social media showing their
Spread the word: the Iraqis translating the internet into Arabic

Spread the word: the Iraqis translating the internet into Arabic

Ameen al-Jaleeli and a team of student translators are working to empower people with knowledgeWhen Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul, human life was not the only thing in peril. Knowledge
Holoride makes its in-car VR available to the public for the first time

Holoride makes its in-car VR available to the public for the first time

Audi spin-out Holoride is launching to the general public for the first time, though a collaboration with Ford and Universal Pictures . The young company is focused on a unique twist on virtual
Putting members at the heart of Quartz

Putting members at the heart of Quartz

We’re unveiling new versions of our site and app to better serve our loyal readers and put members at the heart of Quartz.
Sahara Reporters founder Sowore remains detained in Nigeria

Sahara Reporters founder Sowore remains detained in Nigeria

The founder of African investigative digital media site Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore remains detained in Nigeria on charges including treason, his wife Opeyemi Sowore told TechCrunch. Her husband

Trump gets on Twitch

The reelection campaign will be live-streamed. US president Donald Trump has joined Amazon-owned live-streaming platform Twitch. Twitch is best known as a social video streaming platform for gamers
Confirmed: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Confirmed: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquisition of a

Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules

Twitter said it will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules. The social media giant said it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet the
Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid the burnout that all too often

Maven, the Media Company That Slashed Sports Illustrated, Has Had Its Own Share of Financial Woes

Recent public filings show the media company’s management has significant doubts on how long the company can remain viable.
Germany shooting: data on online spread of  livestreamed attack kept secret

Germany shooting: data on online spread of livestreamed attack kept secret

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google decline to release figures despite pledge in wake of Christchurch attackUS tech companies have declined to release data on the online spread of footage of last
No filter: my week-long quest to break out of my political bubble

No filter: my week-long quest to break out of my political bubble

Websites such as OneSub, Nuzzera and AllSides hope to subvert political polarisation by offering news and views from beyond users’ usual sources. But is it that simple?As strange as it may sound,
Wakey wakey! The artists healing our sleep-deprived world

Wakey wakey! The artists healing our sleep-deprived world

From experiments in light deprivation to ‘unfitness monitors’, works by Douglas Coupland and others in this urgent exhibition resist the 24/7 demands of late capitalismThirty-thousand feet over the
EU disputes Facebook's claims of progress against fake accounts

EU disputes Facebook's claims of progress against fake accounts

Commissioner says ‘still some way to go’ in battle against disinformation on social mediaFacebook and other major social media platforms have been accused by the European commission of giving a