4 mn read The Colombian government is under pressure to investigate allegations of police sexual violence and excessive use of force against demonstrators. Colombian prosecutors and the ombudsman’s office have confirmed 23 reports of sexual violence committed by ESMAD, or Mobile Anti-Disturbance Squadron — out of 106 reports of violence against women and people with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity. The United Nations and the European Union warned of the violent militarized response and urged calm. An EU spokesperson said, “We condemn the deaths of all the people who have been killed during those protests.”
5 mn read Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been blocked by Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites since January for being accused of inciting his supporters to participate in Capitol Hill riots. After the incident, the emerging social platform Gab helped back up Trump’s original Twitter account @realDonaldTrump. Recently, Trump launched the Office of Donald J. Trump’s website and his personal website to launch the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” platform. Does Trump’s strategy allow him to retain influence?
4 mn read In the short period of time that TikTok has been around, it has greatly impacted the music business. During a time when live concerts are not a safe option, TikTok has boosted the careers of upcoming artists seeking connection and an audience to hear their music. Due to 60 second viral dance challenges and singing trends, new music circulates on the platform daily and increases visibility of new artists by promoting their talent.
4 mn read Video game streaming has seen rapid growth over the past several years, both in terms of revenue and user experience. The rise of virtual connections, new console releases and the pandemic pushing for more at-home activities, all resulted in gaming becoming a major source of entertainment.
4 mn read Technology companies have dominated the worlds of news and politics. As people’s consumption of fast-circulating content online increased throughout the pandemic, much of it were misleading posts about the coronavirus vaccines. This has led to a demand from American politicians to revoke or modify Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1934, the law that protects internet companies from liability and allows freedom to moderate any content uploaded.
5 mn read Wall Street investors have bet for years against the struggling video game retailer GameStop(NYSE: GME) in hopes it would continue to decline. As a result, millions of members on Reddit took the stock market by storm as they pushed up GameStop’s value and caused massive losses for famous hedge funds.
4 mn read As flights around the world were canceled and plane tickets postponed during the pandemic lockdown, travel bloggers were lost at home without access to travel. Many digital creators in the United States rely on international trips and exclusive hotels they visit in order to promote content. Along with that, more than 32,000 airline workers who depend on travel for income were furloughed as a result of the pandemic.
4 mn read The pandemic has redefined nearly every facet of the suddenly shut-down entertainment industry. As in-person filming could no longer take place in studios, animated movies and TV series spiked in popularity, mainly for the convenience of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. During the early stages of the pandemic, Netflix announced that it gained 10 million new subscribers when countries ordered residents to stay home and it reached nearly 193 million subscribers worldwide, making it tough for its competitors to keep up. The downside mentioned in the company’s statement said, “We expect the paused productions will lead to a more second half weighted content slate in terms of our big titles, although we anticipate the total number of originals for the full year will still be higher than 2020.”
2 mn read The president of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Ing-wen Tsai, claims to have a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics(LSE), a degree she received in 1984. In her 2011 autobiography, she posted a photo of a short-sleeved Tsai sitting in a chair with her older sister, with the note, “My sister flew to the U.K. to accompany me for my dissertation oral exam.” A month ago, Eat News have revealed that the picture is from Boston, USA. The Eat News correspondent in the U.S. recently gained exclusive access to the Cathedral and interviewed the church member.
3 mn read The president of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Ing-wen Tsai, claims to have a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics(LSE), a degree she received in 1984. In her 2011 autobiography, she posted a photo of a short-sleeved Tsai sitting in a chair with her older sister, with the note, “My sister flew to the U.K. to accompany me for my dissertation oral exam.” Now, readers of Eat News have discovered that the picture is not from London, England, but from Boston, USA. The Eat News correspondent in the U.S. was soon on the ground to check it out.