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Coronavirus causes huge growth in demand for trustworthy news

Coronavirus causes huge growth in demand for trustworthy news

Questionable news sites have seen a drop in clicks while more traditional outlets have enjoyed fresh popularity, though whether it lasts after the pandemic remains to be seen. The Economist has published new figures that show many of us flocked to mainstream news websites from early March onward at the height of the Coronavirus panic, suggesting that demand for less legitimate sites slows down in moments of crisis. These figures...

By London, UK
UK condemns China for treatment of Uighur minority

UK condemns China for treatment of Uighur minority

The UK is finally calling a spade a spade when it comes to blatant Chinese human rights abuses against its ethnic Muslim minority. The UK, which has long been flirting with both US and Chinese national interests in the current conflict between the two, has hinted that it will be taking a firmer stance against China after its crackdown on Hong Kong and its treatment of the Uighur ethnic...

By London, UK
‘Queer Eye’ shows that empowerment can come from looking fierce

‘Queer Eye’ shows that empowerment can come from looking fierce

As the rigid structures formed by the 20th century gender wars melt away, the Fab 5 are embodying something Gen Z has long suspected: putting effort into your appearance is woke. The fifth season of Netflix’s Queer Eye started streaming last week, coinciding in the UK with the beginning of the BBC’s You Are What You Wear. The premise of the latter show sees a cohort of diverse stylists...

By London, UK
Lebanon set to become the world’s next failed state

Lebanon set to become the world’s next failed state

‘We are heading for the future collapse of everything’ - financial analyst Henri Chaoul. Lebanon’s economy has shut down. Its population, which includes a large minority of Syrian refugees, is rioting in the streets, and looting diapers and cereal. Its political elites are systematically shutting down negotiations for aid packages with the IMF, unwilling to consider the reforms attached to them. What was once considered a bastion of stability...

By London, UK