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‘Eishy Bilady’ fever takes over UAE ahead of 49th National Day

Team Brew   Tue 24 Nov 2020    

The UAE community will unite in harmony as they lend their voices to a unique performance of the UAE National Anthem for the 49th UAE National Day. The emirates is seeking to bring people together by inviting them to record […]

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‘Damn!’: Bieber voices COVID concern for India over IG live

Team Brew   Sun 22 Nov 2020    

Recently, Bieber held a live session on Instagram, and was joined by Indian Tik Tok star Riyaz Aly. Among other things, they discussed India’s situation during the pandemic. Bieber, who joined in from home in the US, asked Riyaz: “What’s […]

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Japanese gamer wows Twitter with a portable PS4-in-a-case

Team Brew   Mon 16 Nov 2020    

Last week the PlayStation 5 went on sale, compelling gamers worldwide to park themselves before their screens and launch an exploration into their newest generation of video game consoles. But while the PS5 might be the latest way to play […]

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India set to watchdog social platforms, online media, including Netflix and Prime

Team Brew   Wed 11 Nov 2020    

The Indian government has issued an order to bring online news portals and content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar under the Information and Broadcasting ministry. The regulations, signed by President Ram Nath Kovind, also apply to […]

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Arkansas police chief given pink slip over vitriolic ‘Death to Democrats’ calls

Team Brew   Tue 10 Nov 2020    

Arkansas police chief Lang Holland has resigned after it came to light that he frequently took to several social media platforms to advocate for violence against “Marxist Democrats.” Holland, who had been the chief of police in Marshall, resigned over the […]

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TikTok, Sony Music join hands to bring new line-up of bops to viral platform

Team Brew   Wed 04 Nov 2020    

Video-snippet sharing sensation TikTok this week announced a deal to give users access to Sony Music Entertainment’s massive archive of hit tunes. The companies did not disclose financial terms of the agreement, which will let clips of music owned by […]

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Namita’s Natter // 6 instances to show that the Internet isn’t too bad after all

   Sun 01 Nov 2020    

The internet is not usually a pleasant space. Every time we post an opinion, a political take or God forbid a religious sentiment, we are bombarded with vitriolic hate. People, who hide behind a cloak of anonymity given to them […]

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Thousands of ‘QAnon-ists’ pulled off Facebook, Instagram

Team Brew   Thu 29 Oct 2020    

In an update to a blog post discussing Facebook’s Dangerous Individuals and Organisations policy, the platform this week dropped the figures associated with QAnon, a far right, extremist conspiracy network, and the removal of all accounts linked with the ideology. […]

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Indonesia denies ‘Jurassic Park’ charge, assures safety of its Dragons spaces

Team Brew   Tue 27 Oct 2020    

Indonesia’s environment ministry on Tuesday sought to calm outrage over construction of an island tourism project being dubbed “Jurassic Park”, after an image went viral on social media of a Komodo dragon facing off with a big truck. The picture […]

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Twitter raises red flag on Trump’s ‘mail-in’ tweet, warns of misleading content ahead of elections

Team Brew   Tue 27 Oct 2020    

Social media platform Twitter on Monday flagged a tweet by US President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots, adding a disclaimer describing the post’s content as “disputed” and potentially misleading. “Big problems and discrepancies with Mail In Ballots all over the […]

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Pak PM warns Facebook of ‘hate against Islam’, calls for ban on Islamophobic content

Team Brew   Mon 26 Oct 2020    

Pakistan’s prime minister has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the site, warning of an increase in radicalisation amongst Muslims, the government said on Sunday. In the letter, shared by the […]

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