Murdoch’s misinformation: COVID-19, China and climate change | The Listening Post

From the United States to Australia, Rupert Murdoch’s media empire regularly courts controversy. Its coverage of COVID-19, however, is on another level. The Listening Post’s Flo Phillips reports on the Murdoch factor in COVID-19 coverage. Contributors: Anne Davies – investigative reporter, The Guardian Australia Carl Cameron – former political correspondent, Fox News and founder, Front … Read more Murdoch’s misinformation: COVID-19, China and climate change | The Listening Post

Is Trump Banning Fortnite? – Inside Gaming Daily

Protect your online privacy today at http://expressvpn.com/inside. Yesterday, US President and orange man Donald Trump signed an executive order that says ByteDance (parent company of WeChat) and Tencent (parent company of TikTok) are now enemies of the state and a threat to national security. The order was vaguely worded but data collection and data mining … Read more Is Trump Banning Fortnite? – Inside Gaming Daily

Made in Africa: Ancient art by the craftsmen of Benin

The ancient #Benin Kingdom was founded in the early 13th century AD in what is now #Nigeria. The art of bronze casting was introduced by the ruler of Benin empire called the Oba, or king. #Africa Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google … Read more Made in Africa: Ancient art by the craftsmen of Benin

What China has been up to under the cover of coronavirus

Global power dynamics are changing, the world order re-shaping; the risk of escalation is everywhere, as further strategic and ideological confrontation looms. This is Xi Jinping’s assertive new nationalism happening. Gone, the “bide your time” deference of pre-superpower status. Welcome to China’s brave new world. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) If you’ve been a little distracted by the … Read more What China has been up to under the cover of coronavirus

From the Umayyad Empire to the Ottomans, the masterpieces of Islamic art

From the expansion of the Umayyad Empire in the seventh century until the fall of the Ottomans in the early 20th century, Muslim artists produced a stream of masterpieces that circulated across the globe – adorning places of worship, royal courts and the grand residences of the nobility. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at … Read more From the Umayyad Empire to the Ottomans, the masterpieces of Islamic art

Rapper Wiley apology for tweets ‘that looked anti-Semitic’ after Twitter ban

Grime artist Wiley has apologised for the anti-Semitic nature of what he insists was an argument with his management, who happen to be Jewish, and had seen him post a series of troubling Tweets and social media postings. British rapper Wiley has apologised for “generalising” about Jewish people after posting a series anti-Semitic tweets. Speaking … Read more Rapper Wiley apology for tweets ‘that looked anti-Semitic’ after Twitter ban

Congress Grills Big Tech CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook Over Competition

(July 29) Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are set to answer for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. The four command corporations with gold-plated brands, millions … Read more Congress Grills Big Tech CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook Over Competition

How Britain’s role in slavery and empire shaped modern America – BBC News

Two months after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, which sparked protests around the world, there’s fresh scrutiny of America’s history of slavery — and how it influences the country to this day. Britain played a central role in the history of the United States — from the original colonisation of North … Read more How Britain’s role in slavery and empire shaped modern America – BBC News

Zuckerberg to Congress: Facebook Doesn’t Want to Be the ‘Arbiter of Truth’

Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are set to answer for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. The four command corporations with gold-plated brands, millions or even … Read more Zuckerberg to Congress: Facebook Doesn’t Want to Be the ‘Arbiter of Truth’

Big Tech Value: Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google Worth a Total of $4.8 Trillion

The combined value of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google is $4.8 trillion — more than the GDP of Germany and India, respectively. Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are set to answer for their companies’ practices before Congress as a … Read more Big Tech Value: Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google Worth a Total of $4.8 Trillion

China: South China Sea is not America’s Hawaii

U.S. Secretary of State #MikePompeo criticized China’s actions in the South China Sea, warning that it is not China’s “Maritime Empire.” The Chinese Foreign Ministry hit back saying China has consistently and earnestly implemented international law and sought to resolve any disputes with neighboring countries by negotiation, and it’s the U.S. which is militarizing the … Read more China: South China Sea is not America’s Hawaii

Kenya’s colonial inequalities continue, decades after independence – BBC News

The Black Lives Matter protests in the UK and the debate over public statues have shone a light on the nation’s imperial past and its continuing reverberations. Kenya was at the heart of the British Empire in Africa, with the country’s best and most fertile land owned by a small elite. The country gained independence … Read more Kenya’s colonial inequalities continue, decades after independence – BBC News

Churchill’s legacy still painful for Indians – BBC News

Over the past month a number of statues of past leaders have been defaced around the world, during protests that were part of the Black Lives Matter movement. They’ve triggered debate over the UK’s colonial history. In the latest in our series of reports on the legacy of the British Empire, Yogita Limaye reports from … Read more Churchill’s legacy still painful for Indians – BBC News

Coronavirus: Cinemas Reopen in China After Months of Lockdown

The Chinese unit of Imax Corp., the world’s largest jumbo-screen cinema platform, is expanding its partnership with the country’s biggest film exhibitor to add 10 more of the systems in a bet that post-pandemic demand will favor premium formats. In partnership with Wanda Film Holding Co., the Imax affiliate will also upgrade to laser technology … Read more Coronavirus: Cinemas Reopen in China After Months of Lockdown