Violence On The Tube Has Shot Up

Data from the British Transport Police shows that violent crime on the London Underground system has soared by over 43% in the last three years. Read More >>

Facebook Gives Us the First Real Look at Its Cesspool of Terrorist Propaganda and Hate Speech

Although Facebook’s ability to track and remove terrorist content was one of his favourite talking points when CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, a new report from the social media network shows that there’s still a lot of work to do. The company’s first content moderation report, released Tuesday, finds that it’s removing significantly more hate speech, propaganda, graphic violence, and sexual content. Read More >>

Why Booze Makes You Mean

Dramatic mood shifts while drinking alcohol are normal, but for some of us, booze takes us down a path toward nasty, belligerent, and downright aggressive behavior. By studying brain scans of drunk men, Australian scientists have pinpointed the parts of our brain that go weak when we drink, making us meaner than usual. But like so many aspects of human psychology, it’s a lot more complicated than that. Read More >>

Uber Driver Shoots and Kills Alleged Robber While Passenger Looks On

Shooting and killing someone is against Uber’s terms of use. But that didn’t stop an Uber driver in Aventura, Florida who shot and killed a man on Sunday morning during an alleged robbery attempt. Both the Uber driver and his passenger were uninjured. Read More >>

Why You Should Follow Your Flatmate on Social Media (Hint: Murder)

If you’re not following your flatmate on Twitter, stop everything you’re doing and start following them right now. It could save your life. Read More >>

How to Do Violence in Movies Right

There’s so much violence in movies that it doesn’t even matter anymore. People get hurt, nameless bad guys get killed, cities get destroyed and we’re just like, “Oh whatever.” Superheroes fight superheroes and we don’t even care. Read More >>

This Is What Rio Looks Like on the Eve of the Olympics 

The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to kick off in Rio de Janeiro in two weeks. The Games will undoubtedly draw many people, both in person and via broadcasts. But while the events themselves are the attraction, a new photo series from the Associated Press shows the devastating reality of what’s happening just beyond the Olympic Village in Rio’s violent, gang-dominated slums. Read More >>

Report: Police, Not “Technical Glitch” to Blame for Removal of Philando Castile Video from Facebook 

Though Facebook blamed the removal of a video showing the shooting of Philando Castile on a “technical glitch,” sources claim that the “glitch” may have been deliberate police intervention. Read More >>

Facebook Blames Removal of Fatal Philando Castile Shooting Video on a ‘Technical Glitch’

On Wednesday, Philando Castile, a 32-year-old Minnesota man, was shot by police during a traffic stop. The aftermath of the fatal shooting was captured live on video and posted to Facebook by a woman identified as Castile’s girlfriend. Soon after it went viral, the footage, which depicts Castile, slumped over in his seat and covered in blood, as well as the woman’s four-year-old daughter, disappeared. After about an hour — and complaints from various people on and off of the platform — Facebook restored the footage and blamed it on a “technical glitch”. Read More >>

Israeli Justice Minister Calls Facebook a “Monster”

Israel’s justice minister Gilad Erdan has called Facebook a “monster” for “sabotaging” police investigations and called on Israelis to “flood” Mark Zuckerberg and make him change the site’s policy. Read More >>

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Video Shows Uber Passenger Beating Up His Driver

Uber driver Edward Caban was politely trying to get directions to his passenger’s destination, but his passenger was too drunk to sit up straight. Caban then pulled into a car park and politely told the passenger that he was too drunk to give him directions so he had to end the trip. The drunk passenger was confused at first and then became violent, beating the driver with is fists. The driver magically produced some pepper spray and blasted the passenger, who would soon receive a free ride in a police car. Read More >>

Woman Favours Bullet in Head Over Future With No Mobile

A US woman faced by a mugger with a gun refused to hand over her phone, preferring to risk a bullet in the head than face the nightmare prospect of having to get through the rest of the day without a phone to look at. Read More >>

Game of Thrones Creator Says Drones are Worse Than the Dothraki

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has definitely come up with some of the most shocking ways to kill people, from gasp-inducing beheadings to blood-spattered Red Weddings. But in an interview with Rolling Stone, Martin says the way we engage in modern warfare is far more brutal. Read More >>

Frustration at Games’ Difficulty is What Really Makes Us Aggressive

New research into the hot potato of video games and if they cause violence or not has uncovered a new aspect of the problem, claiming that it's our fury at frustrating level design and our inability to master situations that triggers the HULK SMASH impulse. Read More >>