politics
Mexican Politician Says He Meant to Use #Campaignhashtag as His Campaign Hashtag

We’ll never know for sure if Mexican politician Javier Zapata intended to use “#hashtagcampaña”—“#campaignhashtag” in English—as an official hashtag for his run for governor, or if it was just dummy text that made it through the printers. But if he wanted to raise his profile, it’s definitely working. Read More >>

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Abusing MPs is Everyone’s New Favourite Hobby

Stats collating tweets sent to our beloved MPs show the sheer weight of abuse they face on a daily basis, with as many as one in 20 of all messages they receive through Twitter being classified as abusive. That's almost as much of a kicking as the games journalists get when they say a new Assassin's Creed is shit. Read More >>

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Pope Francis Didn’t Look Happy to Meet President Trump, But Technology Can Fix That

No, Hollywood isn’t planning a reboot of The Addams Family. This is a photo from earlier today when President Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican. Needless to say, the pope doesn’t look too happy about the situation. But it’s nothing technology can’t fix. Read More >>

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A New Inquiry Wants to Work Out How UK Voters are Targeted on Social Media

Elizabeth Denham, The Information Commissioner, has launched a new investigation into how the UK's political parties are targeting voters through social media. The inquiry comes with a warning that sending political messages to people based on their individual data could be against the law. Read More >>

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Chelsea Manning Free After Seven Years in Military Prison

After seven years in prison, Chelsea Manning was released early Wednesday morning from the Fort Leavenworth disciplinary barracks in Kansas. Read More >>

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The Electoral Commission is Using Snapchat to Try and Boost Voter Turnout

If you worked for the Electoral Commission, and were tasked with boosting voter turnout, how would you go about it? I hope some of you suggested teaming up with Snapchat, because that's what just happened. Read More >>

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Lib Dems Promise to Roll Back Surveillance in the Unlikely Event They Get into Power

The chance of the Lib Dems managing to get a parliamentary majority are slim at best. Even the party's most die-hard supporters can't deny that fact. Still, the yellow party isn't letting that get in the way of their election campaign, promising to us all that a Lib Dem government means less spying on you and me. Read More >>

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Young People Aren’t Excited About Voting for Old People

The young people of the land still aren't particularly bothered about the prospect of voting for the least horrid of the selection of old men standing to be declared as important in their constituency, with data showing that the number of 16-17-year-olds who are registered to vote in future ballots when they come of cross-putting age is decreasing. Read More >>

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Tories Want to Let People Destroy Embarrassing Social Media Posts When They Turn 18

Some of you will have grown up before the rise of the internet and the trend of public ally sharing every minute details of your lives. Kids these days don't have that option, and stupid things they say as teenagers could easily come back to haunt them. The Conservative Party wants to give them a way out, if they want it. Read More >>

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Guess Who Comes Up When You Google The President of the United States?

U.S. President Donald Trump isn’t going to like this. Journalist Patrick Züst noticed something funny when he googled “donald trump office.” Can you spot it? It’s not exactly subtle. Read More >>

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Did a Russian Photographer Smuggle a Surveillance Device Into the White House?

President Trump thumbed his nose at the American people this week by meeting with Russian officials as suspicions about his campaign ties to the country are at their peak. Adding insult to injury, the White House didn’t allow any U.S. press to be present. But Russian press got a front row seat in the Oval Office and former intelligence officials worry that they may have smuggled in surveillance equipment. Read More >>

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The US May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe

If you're planning on heading to the US anytime soon, you should probably prepare a decent amount of low-tech entertainment to keep yourself busy. European security officials have told The Daily Beast that all passengers flying in from Europe will not be allowed to take laptops inside the cabin. Read More >>

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The EU is Planning New Legislation After Complaints Aimed at the Likes of Apple and Google

A few days ago it was revealed that a number of music streaming services, including the likes of Spotify and Deezer, had complained to the EU about the likes of Apple and Google abusing their 'privileged position' at the top of the market. Now it seems as though the EU is taking notice. Read More >>

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Mozilla is Fighting Stupid Copyright Laws By Bombarding EU Officials With Leaflets

Mozilla has decided the EU needs to sort its copyright laws out, so it's taken it upon itself to campaign on the behalf of everyone on the internet. Thanks, Mozilla, you're a real pal. Read More >>

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Despite Hacks, Macron Trounces Le Pen in French Presidential Election

After a last minute effort by hackers to interfere with the French election, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron still handily defeated his far right adversary Marine Le Pen. How the French press will handle the campaign hacks following a mandated blackout on election reporting remains to be seen. Read More >>