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PM urged to enact ‘David’s law’ against social media abuse after Amess’s death

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Boris Johnson is facing calls to enact “David’s law” to crack down on social media abuse of public figures and end online anonymity in the wake of the killing of Sir David Amess. Dozens of MPs paid tribute in the Hous...

Don’t merge social care and the NHS

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Merging the NHS and social care is a very bad idea (“Sajid Javid working on radical plan to integrate social care with health”, News). Better integration, yes, merger, no. Your article says that the plan “would amount...

‘Give people money and they’re no longer poor, it’s not rocket science’: Sammy Wright of the Social Mobility Commission

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Two teenagers are curled up on a sofa, asleep in each other’s arms. On the kitchen floor close by, an adult lies in a pool of blood. Soon the police will be on their way and the siblings, who were abused and neglected...

‘It sounded crazy’: palatial six-storey hymn to social interaction is Britain’s best new building

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After more than a year of Zoom tutorials and online lectures, students are back learning face to face – and nowhere more so than at Kingston University’s Town House, a cathedral of social interaction that has been nam...

TechScape: UK online safety bill could set tone for global social media regulation

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Even before the arrival of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, social media companies were feeling the heat from regulators and politicians. It is white-hot now. We were well past the tipping point of mild concern ...

Social media bringing antisemitic ideas to new generation, report says

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A new generation of users of “younger” social media platforms such as TikTok are being introduced to antisemitic ideas they would be unlikely to encounter elsewhere, warns a report. The research comes amid warnings th...

The Guardian view on social mobility: don’t turn it into a culture war

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At least the government knows that it has a social mobility problem. This is to look on the bright side of the announcement that the controversial headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh is its newly appointed commissioner....

Mo Gilligan review – expert social anthropology from the boy next door

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When you get rich and famous for your relatable comedy, how do you stay relatable? It’s a perennial problem, but Mo Gilligan dodges it, at least for now, in There’s Mo to Life. That’s because this megastar-cum-lately,...

Sajid Javid working on radical plan to merge social care with health in England

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Radical plans for a new national care service under which health and social care would be delivered by the same organisation are being actively considered by the government for inclusion in a white paper next month, a...

‘Perfect storm’: how Covid is compounding New Zealand’s existing social crises

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Like clay pressed into a mould, Covid outbreaks tend to conform to the contours of a country’s existing inequalities and cracks, replicating them over again. Social scientists have called the pandemic a “threat multip...

‘It was scary at first’: social media users on the Facebook outage

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Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram experienced an outage that left users around the world unable to access the social media platforms for nearly six hours on Monday and Tuesday. The outage was one of the worst Facebook ...

Facebook outage: what went wrong and why did it take so long to fix after social platform went down?

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Facebook and its other platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, went down globally for close to six hours on Monday and Tuesday, depending on your time zone. As services are being restored, questions ar...

Jermaine Jenas calls for laws to make social media firms tackle racism

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Jermaine Jenas, the former England footballer turned TV presenter, has urged the government to sanction social media companies that fail to stamp out racism and abuse on their platforms. For months Jenas has been moni...

Social media firms serve as gateway for scammers, says finance watchdog

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Social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram serve as a “gateway” for fraudsters, the City watchdog has warned, as it demanded they take tougher action on financial scams. While the Financial Conduct Authority pr...

Lack of social mobility in UK risks fuelling populism, says Fiona Hill

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A lack of social mobility in Britain’s “left behind” communities risks fuelling populism and becoming a national security crisis, according to Fiona Hill, the coalminer’s daughter who became a top White House adviser....

Dating while autistic: romance isn’t easy when you miss the social cues – and the red flags

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To eight-year-old me, Grease was the perfect romantic movie. Back when going to Video Ezy on a Friday night was an event, I would peruse the aisles, pretending to consider other titles, and inevitably end up with the ...

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