Tag Archives: Controversy

European MEPs vote to reopen copyright debate over ‘censorship’ controversy

A 318-278 majority of MEPs in the European Parliament has voted to reopen debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal — meaning it will now face further debate and scrutiny in the parliament, rather than be fast-tracked towards becoming law via the standard EU trilogue negotiation process. Crucially MEPs will have the chance to amend the controversial proposals. Last ...

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Education or propaganda? Nazi WWII re-enactment stirs controversy in Italy (VIDEO)

Anti-fascist groups are up in arms over a previously postponed World War II re-enactment, saying the event’s use of Nazi SS soldier dress normalizes propaganda and military culture. The Cologno Monzes historical re-enactment near Milan was previously cancelled in April due to its focus on a military camp run by Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht unit. A watered down version including other ...

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Hardcore Russian Christians jailed for torching cars in ‘Matilda’ movie controversy

Three members of the extremist group “Christian State” have received prison sentences for setting cars on fire in a protest over a 2017 film about a romance between the last Russian emperor and a ballet dancer. All three members were sentenced to two years in prison by the Khamovniki District Court in Moscow, Interfax news agency reported. They pleaded guilty ...

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Despite controversy, Logan Paul hasn’t done anything to be kicked off of YouTube

Despite the controversy surrounding YouTube celebrity Logan Paul (thanks to a string of videos exploiting an apparent suicide and tasering a rat), the young media personality hasn’t done anything to warrant being kicked off of the platform that made him a star. That’s according to chief executive Susan Wojcicki, who defended her company’s treatment of Paul’s video controversy on stage ...

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Bones of contention: Human skulls as art dig up Canary Islands controversy (VIDEO)

A new art installation built from real human bones and skulls is sending shivers down the spines of some visitors to a Canary Islands museum. Arranged as a burial mound or ‘tumulus’, the exact origins of the bones are unclear, but according to local reports may have belonged to indigenous Canarians.  The piece, titled ‘Threshold 2017’, is on display at ...

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H&M ‘monkey’ ad controversy: Racism or example of corrosive outrage mentality? (DEBATE)

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 23:29 Is having a black child model a “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” hoodie racist, or are netizens reading too much into an innocent take on childhood? RT’s guests weigh in on H&M’s advertisement controversy in an on-air debate. The online outrage caused by the Swedish retailer’s pick of a photo of a black child ...

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5 times RT courted controversy in 2017 (VIDEO)

RT has somehow found itself the subject of a whole host of scandals this year. Aren’t we naughty? As 2017 comes to a close, here are some of the most memorable occasions we upset the political, media and tech establishment. [embedded content] 1) Anti-social networks  Facebook blocked RT from posting news, videos and pictures on its platform ahead of Donald ...

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‘Rape or Not’ – you decide! TV show stirs controversy amid #MeToo sexual assault fallout

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 22:01 A new Dutch TV panel show explores what constitutes consent, workplace harassment and rape, using actors to reenact some of the most notorious sexual assault cases ftom the country’s recent history. But many in the Netherlands are finding the premise of “Rape or Not” distasteful. “Sex is a beautiful thing, provided both people see ...

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‘No children’: Ban at Florida pizzeria sets off controversy

A popular pizza spot in Tampa Bay, Florida has banned children from entry, citing safety concerns. The decision has divided the local community and sparked a debate on discrimination. Parents learned of the restriction after a notice in all caps “NO CHILDREN” was posted on the door of Hampton Station, a beer garden and pizza restaurant in Tampa Bay. Many ...

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NFL to meet in New York in attempt to solve anthem controversy

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:55 The National Football League (NFL) will try to find a way out of the anthem crisis during an owners meeting that will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in New York City. The league owners along with players, their union leaders, and club owners will gather in Manhattan to work out a compromise over ...

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