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US government can seemingly censor any social media content it wants

US government can seemingly censor any social media content it wants

The Supreme Court's recent dismissal of a high-profile free speech case against the Biden administration has reignited concerns about the government's influence over social media content moderation and the broader state of free expression in the US. Late last month, the Supreme Court dismissed claims that the federal government violated the First Amendment by pressuring social media companies to censor certain content. The case – Murthy vs Missouri – was...

By Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia
India repeals law protecting vulnerable communities from sexual abuse

India repeals law protecting vulnerable communities from sexual abuse

As India replaces its colonial-era penal code with the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, a significant oversight has emerged. The repeal of Section 377 leaves men and transgender individuals vulnerable to sexual abuse. On July 1, 2024, India took a historic step by replacing the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS). This move, aimed at modernizing and decolonizing the country's criminal laws, has inadvertently created a significant legal gap....

By Bhubaneswar, India
The Pope wants Vatican City to be powered entirely by solar energy

The Pope wants Vatican City to be powered entirely by solar energy

Despite coming under fire for his recent use of homophobic slurs, Pope Francis’ allegiance to the Catholic Church hasn’t rendered him oblivious to how the planet and its inhabitants are changing. Pope Francis may not have the best reputation with Gen Z for his commentary on the LGBTQIA+ community, however, he’ll soon be scoring some major points when it comes to his views on environmentalism and the climate crisis. In an...

By London, UK
The rapid development of ‘affordable’ weight loss drugs

The rapid development of ‘affordable’ weight loss drugs

India and China are poised to play a significant role in making weight-loss drugs more affordable and accessible, as pharmaceutical companies race to develop cheaper alternatives to Ozempic and Wegovy. The use of weight-loss drugs otherwise known as GLP-1 drugs has seen an upward trend in recent years as obesity rates rise worldwide. Medications like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro have increased in popularity, with Ozempic being the most commonly...

By Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia