Lucy Hale Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions | WIRED

“Fantasy Island” star Lucy Hale takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet’s most searched questions about herself. When is Lucy Hale’s birthday? What does Lucy’s tattoo say? Is she related to Tony Hale? How did she meet Ashley Benson? Lucy answers all these questions and much, much more! Lucy Hale stars in FANTASY … Read more Lucy Hale Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions | WIRED

What is 5G? | Start Here

5G sounds promising. This new, super-fast internet connection will let us download an HD movie in seconds. Doctors will be able to perform remote surgery with virtually no lag time. And it’ll make self-driving cars smarter and safer. But there are also suspicions that 5G will expose us to more security breaches, privacy issues and … Read more What is 5G? | Start Here

China’s Uighur camps – BBC News

Documents seen by the BBC appear to provide a detailed insight into how China handled hundreds of Muslims held in a network of internment camps. The information includes personal details of the Uighur community who were placed in detention for reasons such as wearing a veil applying for a passport or accidentally visiting foreign internet … Read more China’s Uighur camps – BBC News

David Schwimmer & Nick Mohammed talk Intelligence

David Schwimmer joins Nick Mohammed in new Sky comedy series Intelligence. Here they reveal whose internet search history they would delve in to. Intelligence is a workplace comedy created by Nick Mohammed, set in the UK’s GCHQ—a kind of weedier, geekier version of MI5, where they tackle international and domestic Cyber Crime from a desktop. … Read more David Schwimmer & Nick Mohammed talk Intelligence

Did Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon? | UpFront (Headliner)

In 2018 Abiy Ahmed became prime minister of Ethiopia, after protests caused the ruling coalition to reshuffle and remove the governing party from power after nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule. In addition to sweeping political and economic reforms, Abiy released political prisoners and made a peace deal with neighbouring Eritrea, ending two decades of … Read more Did Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon? | UpFront (Headliner)

Mike Bloomberg campaign pays influencers for memes – BBC News

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is paying social media influencers to back him in the hope of reaching younger voters. His campaign has commissioned some of the internet’s top-viral creators to generate content about him that has reached tens of millions of followers. The former New York Mayor’s campaign director said its meme strategy was … Read more Mike Bloomberg campaign pays influencers for memes – BBC News

Macron accused of ‘greenwashing’ during Alps visit

The French President visited the French Alps on Thursday drawing attention to rapidly melting glaciers and broader climate change concerns. Internet users were sceptical and the term ‘greenwashing’ was used frequently. Elsewhere, French political figure Elisabeth Balkany has gone viral for a pose she struck while waiting for her husband to be released from prison … Read more Macron accused of ‘greenwashing’ during Alps visit

Coronavirus & Me: Ben Kavanagh’s journey – from quarantine in Wuhan to Wirral

Irish teacher Ben Kavanagh has become an unexpected internet sensation. His videos for Channel 4 News of everyday life throughout the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic have been watched by millions, offering a unique insight into what it’s like to be caught up in the middle of a global outbreak. From exploring Wuhan’s deserted streets to being … Read more Coronavirus & Me: Ben Kavanagh’s journey – from quarantine in Wuhan to Wirral

Instagram mad couple who went viral over stolen purse appeal say thank you | ITV News

A couple in their 80s from Leicestershire have become internet sensations, simply by posting videos of their daily life together. Geoffrey and Pauline Walker have long had a loyal following online, but now a message they posted about Pauline’s purse being stolen has gone viral. They now have more than 150,000 followers on Instagram and … Read more Instagram mad couple who went viral over stolen purse appeal say thank you | ITV News

Should social media be regulated? I Inside Story

It’s a long-running debate: how should we regulate the internet and social media? While sites including facebook and twitter allow us to share information, they’ve also become places for illegal and harmful content to thrive. The UK now wants those firms to be more responsible. The government will appoint its Broadcast regulator Ofcom as an … Read more Should social media be regulated? I Inside Story