Debate

New Zealand, France Want Tech Ceos To Curb Online Extremism

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were forced to defend their practices last month after 1.5 million copies of the video of New Zealand's Christchurch shooting were shared online. Debate about online extremism resumed this week after the deadly attacks...
Related topics: New Zealand, France, Facebook, Social Media, World Videos

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The Duggars Just Ignited A Huge Debate Over 'deviled' Eggs

Post by Jenny Erikson. As if we weren't aware of the Duggar family's hyper-Christianity, their latest "out-there" move on social media has cemented their status somewhere to the right of ultra-conservative. Obviously Jim Bob, Michelle, and crew...
Related topics: Religion, Social Media

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At The Initiative Of The Geneva Centre, A Coalition Of Ngos Will Organize On 9 May An Emergency...

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Apr 24 2019 (IPS-Partners) A panel debate will be organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue – a think tank holding special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council...
Related topics: Human Rights

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Bernie Sanders Spurs Debate On Prisoner Voting Rights, But The Idea Is "not As Radical As It...

Presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said at a town hall Monday that he believed in restoring voting rights for prisoners, sparking a national discussion about re-enfranchisement for the more than 2 million Americans behind...

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Top 20: Check Out The 5 Best Guns From Glock, Sig Sauer, Ruger And Smith & Wesson

Kyle Mizokami Security, Let the debate begin  Saddam Hussein had a Glock 18C, a version with a built-in compensator to deal with the recoil of fully automatic fire, on him when he was captured by U.S. forces in December 2003. The gun was later...

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Trump: Mueller Report 'didn't Lay A Glove On Me'

President Trump continues to claim exoneration from special counsel Robert Mueller's report, while simultaneously attacking it, as Democrats debate whether the accounts of Trump's repeated attempts to interfere with the probe justify pursuing his...

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Get Set For Take-off In Electric Aircraft, The Next Transport Disruption

Move aside electric cars, another disruption set to occur in the next decade is being ignored in current Australian transport infrastructure debates: electric aviation. Electric aircraft technology is rapidly developing locally and overseas, with...

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Slow Media: How To Renew Debate In The Age Of Digital Authoritarianism

The rise of a new global, digital and mobile form of capitalism has, since the 1970s, accelerated the pace of our lives. We produce more, consume more, make more decisions and have more experiences. This acceleration is driven by the underlying...

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#getwokegobroke: Australian Feminist Coffee Shop Goes Out Of Business

  In August 2017, a female-owned coffee shop in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, made headlines by announcing an unusual policy: The owners of Victorian cafe, Handsome Her, have found themselves at the centre of a polarising debate after...
Related topics: Feminism, Australia

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Italian Town To Cover Crosses At Cemeteries So As Not To Offend Muslims (video)

Pieve di Cento is a town of 7,000 inhabitants near Bologna, Italy. Recently the town leaders decided to cover Christian symbols in the local cemetery so as not to offend Muslim migrants. The debate in the town is still ongoing and the mayor now...
Related topics: World Videos, Italy

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Hillary Outlines "roadmap" To Trump Impeachment, Says "anyone Else Would Have Been...

Just hours after Nancy Pelosi attempted to mend the gaping division between the realists and the extremists in her party, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decided to pile into the impeachment debate with her own take on the Mueller...
Related topics: Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi

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A New York Times Story About Youtube's Internal 'condom Challenge' Deliberations Shows Why Keeping...

These internal debates may be the most critical part of YouTube's business for it to get right, but they may also be its toughest problem to solve.
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Argument Analysis: Justices Debate Warrantless Blood Draw For Unconscious Drunk Driver

Under Wisconsin law, anyone who drives on the state’s roads is assumed to have consented to have his blood tested for alcohol and drugs. The state’s laws also assume that a driver who is unconscious has not withdrawn that consent. Today – in a...

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Pregnant Instagram Model Lashes Out At Critics Branding Her Baby Bump 'freaky'

Model Belle Lucia’s sun-kissed social media snapshots, which show her having the time of her life on the beach, have sparked an online debate, with many stating that her baby bump is too tiny to be seen at all.
Related topics: Instagram, Social Media

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The Buttigieg Boomlet Is Getting Boomier In Iowa

We seem to be going back and forth in a debate over whether or not Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s recent “boomlet” in the primary polling game is just the latest flavor of the week moment or a sustainable surge where he’s draining...

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“the View” Blows Up Over Letting Convicted Terrorists Vote

All day today I’ve been nagged by the vague feeling that I’m hallucinating, because I still can’t quite believe Bernie Sanders chose to saddle his party with a national debate over whether the degenerate who blew up children in...
Related topics: Terrorism

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Free Speech, Safety And The Triumph Of Neoliberalism

I’m reading another article about debates over free speech on campus, this time at Williams College, an elite school in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts.  A faculty petition asks to formalize and tighten the college’s policy on free...
Related topics: Petitions

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Protect Women’s Rights ‘before, During And After Conflict’ Un Chief Tells High-level Security...

Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council...

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In Sri Lanka, The Violence Didn’t Start With Social Media And Social Media Won’t Solve It Either

In the aftermath of attacks on Easter Sunday that left almost 300 dead in Sri Lanka, the government temporarily blocked social media, fearing that violence fueled by misinformation would spread. That decision has again prompted debates on social...
Related topics: Sri Lanka, Social Media

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Israel Supporters Try To Shut Down Umass Forum About Efforts By Israel Supporters To Shut Down...

On May 4, activists are staging a star-studded event at UMass Amherst about their refusal to bow to intimidation tactics and shut up about Palestinian human rights. Titled “Not Backing Down,” the forum will feature Roger Waters, Linda...
Related topics: Israel, Activism, Human Rights

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