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Tag Archives: social media

Attacks live-streaming a challenge for Net – Social media struggles to find ways to keep out horrific content

WASHINGTON, June 16, (AFP): As more gruesome crimes and attacks show up on live online video, social media platforms are facing new challenges on preventing the spread of gruesome and horrific content. The challenge was underscored in Monday’s deadly attack on a policeman and his wife in France in which …

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Cheating rampant in exams: teacher – Social media tool

KUWAIT CITY, June 1: As the final examination of secondary schools ends on Thursday, and contrary to an unofficial announcement indicating high percentage of success, an academic staff of Kuwait University Dr Ali Bumijdad disclosed that cheating in the exams was extraordinarily extensive. Dr Bumijdad declared this at a seminar …

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How did idiots become opinion leaders?!

HOW did idiots become opinion leaders? This question is articulately answered by Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco — writer of the novel, “The Name of the Rose”, who died last February at the age of 85. Umberto said in his research on the evolution of current societies: “Social media …

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‘IS expanding global reach through social media’ – Virginia man pleads guilty to trying to join DAESH

FRESNO, California, March 19, (Agencies): Law enforcement officials believe the San Bernardino massacre and a stabbing attack on a California college campus were done by lone wolves inspired by the Islamic State group, and counterterrorism experts say both show how the organization is expanding its reach through social media. Recruitment …

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e-platform to provide expats legal security launching soon – Project to use social media apps

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: Chairman of the Board of Kuwait Society for Human Rights Lawyer Khalid Al-Ajmi affirmed that the society will soon launch a project titled ‘Together… to inform expatriates their rights’, reports Al-Anba daily. He explained that this project will have the first electronic platform in the Gulf …

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Celebs cut trolls down to size – Clap back battles intensify on social media

ATLANTA, March 8, (Agencies): When Rick Ross posted a photo of himself on Instagram posing with Diddy, a woman joked on his page about the burly, bearded rapper wearing shades inside a nightclub. Ross noticed — and didn’t take kindly to it. In retaliation, he replied with an insult about …

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Social media, upgraded theaters drive $11 bn year – 2015 ends on high note with ‘Force Awakens’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 1, (AP): It takes more than “Star Wars” to make an $11 billion year. Disney and J.J. Abrams pushed 2015 over the mark days before its conclusion, but many factors helped make the year the biggest of all time  including social media and better theatrical experiences  which …

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Experts fault social networking sites for spreading terror, extremism – Kuwaiti arrested after a week for killing child in hit and run case

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Officers from Jahra Criminal Investigation Department arrested a 28-year-old Kuwaiti who hit and killed a child at Naseem area more than a week ago. The suspect is said to have fled the scene when he realized the child had died on the spot. The CID traced …

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Proposed e-media law defective, say social activists, media personalities

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: Several social activists and media personalities affirm that the proposed media law is defective, urging the sponsors to seek opinion of e-publishers before enactment, reports Al-Qabas daily. Speaking at a recent seminar entitled “E-Media Law” organized by Kuwait Society of Engineers, Director of Security Leadership Institute …

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