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EU encourages migration by offering large social benefits, why would the flow stop? – Putin

The flow of migrants arriving in European countries is unlikely to stop until the EU itself addresses the issue and reviews its policies, which effectively “encourage” immigration, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. The European Union should address immigration and should not expect the problem to somehow fix itself, Putin said on Tuesday, following talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor ...

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Mobile social network Path, once a challenger to Facebook, is closing down

It’s that time again, folks, time to say goodbye to a social media service from days past. Following the shuttering of Klout earlier this year, now Path, the one-time rival to Facebook, is closing its doors, according to an announcement made today. (Yes, you may be surprised to learn that Path was still alive.) The eight-year-old service will close down ...

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Mobile social network Path, once a challenger to Facebook, is closing down

It’s that time again, folks, time to say goodbye to a social media service from days past. Following the shuttering of Klout earlier this year, now Path, the one-time rival to Facebook, is closing its doors, according to an announcement made today. The eight-year-old service will close down in one month — October 18 — but it will be removed ...

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Indian pilots lack sleep as social media use keeps them up – Air Force Chief

In the war for a good night’s sleep, India’s top air force official has called for the service to develop a system to assess how well rested their pilots are before they fly. “Long hours” on social media are to blame. “Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights,” Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa told ...

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Twitter transforms Trump into penguin in latest social media challenge (PHOTOS)

While US President Donald Trump is busy playing down explosive allegations about how his White House functions, online satirists are busy replacing him with photoshopped penguins. It all started on Thursday evening when popular comedian, writer, director and satirist Armando Iannucci – responsible for such comedic masterpieces as ‘I’m Alan Partridge,’ and ‘The Thick of It’ – tweeted a proposal ...

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Saudi Arabia criminalizes satire on social media

Having a laugh on social media could see you slapped with a fine or even five years jail time after Saudi Arabia announced a ban on mocking anything that could disrupt religious values, morals or pubic order. “Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals through social media … will be ...

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Three former Social Capital partners are reportedly raising a $200M fund

Tribe Capital, the venture capital firm launched by Arjun Sethi, Jonathan Hsu and Ted Maidenberg, a trio of former Social Capital partners, is reportedly raising $ 200 million for its first flagship venture capital fund.  This story is developing. We’ve reached out to the firm for comment. Tribe was said to be focusing on cryptocurrency and blockchain startups, recently leading ...

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US teens swap books for social media, reading drops from 60 to 16 percent in half a century – study

Researchers are sounding the alarm over US teenagers’ mental health and abilities, as a new study finds they’ve almost completely dropped books for social media. In the 1970s, 60 percent read books and in 2016 – just 16 percent. One in three US teens fell short of picking up a book or magazine of their own choice in 2016, while ...

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Social stigma adds misery to lives of Ebola survivors, RT documentary shows

After surviving Ebola, hundreds of people in Sierra Leone are fighting an uphill battle to get their lives back on track. The stigma of being a survivor makes the burdens of poverty and shortage of opportunities much harsher. The Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016 took a heavy toll on several sub-Saharan African nations, with the epidemic amplified by larger migration compared ...

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‘Information ops’: Secret meeting of social media & tech giants to tackle midterm elections

Representatives from America’s tech giants are meeting in private to discuss strategies for countering “information operations” ahead of the midterm elections. The meeting comes amid growing concern over social media censorship. The secret meeting, which will take place on Friday at Twitter’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco, will focus on “information operations, election protection, and the work we are all ...

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