Diesel put a homophobic slur on a jacket to make a statement about ‘online hate’ and people think it completely missed the mark

Diesel Diesel is selling a £350 ($ 458) jacket emblazoned a homophobic slur in the UK. The brand claims that the product was created in collaboration with “13 Reasons Why” actor Tommy Dorfman to combat homophobia and cyberbullying. It’s a part of the “Hate Couture” campaign, which has the tagline, “the more hate you wear, the less you […]

‘Dance of hate’: Release of Islamic State-supporting preacher will fuel extremism, experts warn

The impending release of convicted Islamic State-supporting hate preacher Anjem Choudary could heighten the threat from both Islamists and the far-right, counter-extremism experts have warned. The Faith Matters counter-extremism network, quoted in the Independent, warned Choudary is a part of a “dance of hate where the only ones to profit have been the extremists.” Read […]

PayPal bans Alex Jones, saying he “promoted hate”

Enlarge / Alex Jones in Cleveland in 2016. (credit: Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images) Payment processing giant PayPal has cut off the account of Alex Jones—the latest in a long line of technology companies to cut ties with the radio host and online provocateur. “We undertook an extensive review of the Infowars sites and found instances […]

People often hate the sound of their own voice — here are some of the reasons why

SpeedKingz / Shutterstock Many people will admit to not liking the sound of their own voice. Your voice is the sound you’ll hear the most in your life, but weirdly, you’re not all that familiar with it. It’s partly because you hear your voice through bone, while everyone else hears it through the air. Also, […]

‘Eat it, Elon’: Internet greets Kalashnikov electric supercar with love & hate for old-school looks

The just-unveiled Russian electric supercar concept by AK-47 creator Kalashnikov has caused heated debate online. Many mocked its old-school design, while others said they’d gladly drive such a vehicle for that very same reason. Forestalling the obvious parallels with Elon Musk’s creations, Kalashnikov Concern said that its CV-1 “electric supercar concept… will allow us to […]

Slender Man review: This horror movie reviews are HORRIFYING – Read why he critics hate it

Slender Man comes to cinemas in the US and UK on a wave of hype, some of it already negative, and it currently languishes with an abysmal 16% aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes. Not only was it an internet craze back in 2009, it also inspired two 12-year-old American schoolgirls to stab a classmate 19 times […]

QOTD: How Much Do You Hate Stop-Start Technology?

One of my biggest pet peeves is the very existence of stop-start systems in modern vehicles. In theory, they’re intended to improve fuel economy by shutting down the engine while the car is stationary — when you’re effectively getting zero miles per gallon. In practice, they’re more of a nuisance than anything else. Every time I’m […]

Apple, Facebook, and Spotify yank Alex Jones’ Infowars for hate speech

Having previously offered international platforms to fringe conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website Infowars, tech companies Apple, Facebook and Spotify each took steps to block access to their content late yesterday, reports Buzzfeed News. The companies each said that Jones’ content was pulled for containing “hate speech.”…Read More

Spotify removes some Alex Jones podcast episodes for “hate content”

Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. (credit: Sean P. Anderson / Wikimedia Commons) Spotify has removed episodes of InfoWars host Alex Jones’ podcast from its streaming service, according to multiple reports. The music streaming company deleted an unspecified number of The Alex Jones Show episodes for violating its hate content policy. “We take reports of […]