Neo-Nazi, far-right groups encourage followers to infect Jews and Muslims
Neo-Nazi groups and far-right extremists have been using the coronavirus pandemic to pursue their own ideological agendas and objectives, while encouraging their infected followers to "deliberately infect Jews and Muslims," according to a research the UK Commission for Countering Extremism published on Thursday."Since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Commission for Countering Extremism has heard increasing reports of extremists exploiting the crisis to sow division and undermine the social fabric of our country," as stated in the report's introduction.The reports refer ...
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‘Zakzaky, followers, most persecuted in Nigeria’
A coalition or Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have said that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) under leadership of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is the most persecuted group in Nigeria having suffered rights violation more than any group in the country.The organisations at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday said that for nearly a decade, the insecurity situation in the country has been making headlines on the local and international media due to negligence of importance of fundamental human rights of the people and lack of practical promotion of good atmosphere of living by the citize...
Facebook boots far-right network and boosts original news
San Francisco (AFP) - Facebook disrupted a "violent US-based anti-government network" and vowed to give original news priority as it remained under fire for what it takes down and lets stay.The moves come as Facebook faces an advertiser boycott that has morphed into a global digital activist campaign aimed at curbing hateful and toxic content on the social media platform.The disrupted network was loosely affiliated with the "Boogaloo" movement, whose followers have appeared at recent protests while heavily armed, the Silicon Valley-based company said Tuesday.The group is distinct from the broa...
Pictures: Annie Idibia shares lovely note with followers
Annie Idibia, 39, has shared her latest photos, rocking a yellow and black print play suit with her new hair cut to match her outfitIn a statement to her 6 million plus fans, the model and Nollywood actress urged her followers to smile more and also be the light.The wife of legendary Nigerian musician 2Baba and mum of two wrote the message below:1st Slide : Owning This Week Like A Boss Should2nd Slide: Smile More ..And Be The LightAnnie hails from Eket in Akwa Ibom State and was born in Ibadan. She moved to Lagos with her mother after the divorce of her parents.The presenter and award winning ...
Mixed-reactions as D’banj rape accuser debunks arrest
A lady simply identified as Seyitan has debunked the news making rounds that popular singer, Dapo ’D’banj’ Oyebanjo has detained her in police custody.She took to her Twitter handle to say that it is fake news.”I don’t know where all this rumors are coming from . Myself and my mom were not and have not been arrested, ” she tweeted.Seyitan went on to shock her followers by promoting the singer’s yet-to-be-released song titled, ”Stress Free”She shared a snippet of the song and captioned it: “To be very honest this was never our intention, we love you guys, let’s leave our life stress free #Stres...
Taxman eyes bloggers, YouTubers
A popular political blogger, whose site was launched in 2017 and has drawn 250,000 followers, used to earn an average of P15,000 to P25,000 monthly from Google ads and instant articles from Facebook.But trolls attacked her and complained to Facebook, which canceled their deal. Now she earns only P5,000 to P7,000 monthly from Google.Yet she said she was willing to pay taxes if there are clear guidelines and as long as the government uses it correctly. “But I hope the BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) start with POGOs (Philippine offshore gaming operators),” she said, referring to a memorandum re...
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Twitter permanently bans Katie Hopkins for ‘hateful conduct’
Twitter confirmed on Friday that it had permanently barred the account of extreme right-wing commentatorKatie Hopkinsover violations of the site's hate speech policy.Hopkins has beenwidely criticised for her hateful postsagainst immigrants, Asians, Muslims, disabled people and most recently theBlack Lives Mattermovement and British footballer and anti-child poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford.The one-time Apprentice contestant has previously had her account temporarily suspended, but still maintained over one million followers on the platform.A Twitter spokesperson said: “Keeping Twitter safe i...
Ashley Graham breaks tooth on mother's oatmeal cookies
The Sports Illustrated cover girl has showed off her dental damage in a social media video, explaining her mum is at fault for her unfortunate new look."Shout-out to Linda Graham for making the best oatmeal cookies in the world... and putting them in the freezer... and having your daughter break her tooth on them," she said in the video posted to her 11 million-plus followers on Instagram.In response to her daughter's post, Ashley's mum Linda offered up another serving: "Cookies anyone?"Ashley and he mum drove through the night to their Lincoln, Nebraska home from New York City just before the...
Sayidaty celebrates 3 million Instagram followers
Marking its 39th year in the Arab media landscape, Sayidaty magazine has added another feather to its illustrious cap.Known to be digitally savvy in its approach of engaging with its readers across all social media channels, the Arab women’s magazine, a sister publication of Arab News, is celebrating 3 million followers on Instagram.Sayidaty’s editorial board has been working round the clock to provide its readers with the latest in news, entertainment and lifestyle, on a number of multimedia platforms.The Arab glossy continues to amplify the voices of Arab women, with a strong presence in the...
Tool cancel North American tour to give fans refunds
The band, comprised of lead singer Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, Adam Jones and Justin Chancellor, was due to hit the road again this autumn, but heartbreaking messages from followers have convinced the group to formally scrap upcoming concerts, instead of just postpone them."At the same time that we were working to reschedule this tour, we read your messages. Messages of job losses, illness, emotional and financial pain," Tool wrote in a statement posted to Instagram on Friday (05Jun20)."We could continue to postpone or reschedule dates for some time into 2021 but ethically, we do not th...