The Top Secret Robot Armies Fighting To Undermine Democracy

The COMPROP project, which is funded by the EU, is set out to investigate networks of automated social media accounts and the role that they play in shaping the opinion of the public. The project was initially focused on Twitter but the team at the University of Oxford’s Programme on Democracy and Technology found computational […]

New Zealand Pandemic Policies Pushed 18,000 Children Into Poverty

In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 18,000 children were pushed into poverty in New Zealand despite child welfare being one of prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s main concerns. This was the result of a 72-page study by the Child Poverty Action Group. The group focused on eliminating poverty and put much of the […]

Tunisia: President Imposes Curfew And Bans Gatherings For One Month

Kais Saied, the President of Tunisia, has imposed a month-long curfew in the North African country. He appears to be tightening his grip on power as the move came one day after he had dismissed the Prime Minister. The citizens of Tunisia woke up on Tuesday to draconian restrictions including a nationwide curfew from 7pm […]

Chinese Delegate Accuses US Of Creating “Imaginary Enemy”

High level talks are rare between China and the United States of America and yet, when one happened, a Chinese delegate took a confrontational tone and accused the United States of creating an ‘imaginary enemy’ to divert attention from domestic issues and suppress China, on Monday. Amid worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies, […]

U.S. Issues ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisories For Spain & Portugal

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the State Department of the United States of America warned against travelling to Spain and Portugal because of the rising cases of COVID-19 in the countries. The CDC raised its travel advisory to “Level Four: Very High” for those countries telling Americans they should avoid travel […]

Philippines Wins First Olympic Gold After A Century

History was made on Monday when weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the first gold medal for Philippines at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. This was the first gold medal for the country in almost 100 years after the country sent its first delegation to the Olympics in the 1924 Paris games. Diaz won gold in the […]

LEGO Demands US Company To Stop Producing Glock Pistol Covering Looking Like A Toy

A gun manufacturer in the United States of America has come under controversy when it started selling a gun kit that made a pistol look like a toy. Lego has sent Utah-based company Culper Precision a demand to stop producing the red, blue and yellow covering for handguns. “Our organisation reached out to Lego, which then sent […]

South Korea To Start Own Food Service For Olympic Athletes

South Korea is all set to start its own full-fledged food service for its athletes and delegates from a hotel near the Olympic village in Tokyo, according to a report by the country’s Yonhap news agency. The decision reflects South Korea’s concerns that meals containing ingredients from Fukushima Prefecture, home to the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. […]

UK PM Reverses Plan To Skip Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and finance minister Rishi Sunak will both self-isolate in line with national guidance, abandoning heavily criticized plans to take part in a pilot scheme that would have allowed them to continue working. The U-turn comes a day after health minister Sajid Javid said he had tested […]

Mastercard Banned In India From Issuing New Cards

Mastercard has been ordered from taking in new customers and issuing new cards in India due to their failure of compliance to the country’s regulation as to the way the data should be stored. Authorities have said that the company violated the rules and was given enough time to comply with the new regulation. The […]