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Twitter to de-rank ‘trolls,’ provokes conservative anger over ‘censorship’

Twitter’s announcement that it will limit the visibility of tweets from what it calls ‘troll accounts’ was met with anger by conservatives and free-speech advocates, who see it as another turn of the screw towards censorship. The platform’s new policy was revealed in a blog post on Tuesday, which promises to make sweeping changes to the way conversations work. Twitter will ...

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Feminist menstruation art provokes tension in Stockholm metro

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 03:06 A series of wall-sized black-and-white paintings of women spreading their legs wide to reveal a red splotch of period blood, on public display in Stockholm’s underground system, have proven divisive among passengers of various ages. Painted by feminist cartoonist Liv Stromquist, the posters, featuring female figure skaters doing leg lifts, dominate the platforms of ...

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Trump vs Xi? US warship provokes Beijing by sailing within 12 miles of China-claimed reef

The USS Dewey sailed close to the Mischief Reef, one of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea – an area where China has routine territorial disputes with its neighbours. An anonymous US official claimed that this was part of the Defence department’s “freedom of navigation operations”. The Trump administration’s decision to launch this operation comes as the Republican ...

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