US orders Chinese media to register as foreign agents – reports

China’s Xinhua News Agency and Global Television Network have reportedly been ordered to register as foreign agents by the Justice Department as the US continues to clamp down on foreign agencies questioning mainstream narratives. The official state-run news agency and one of the most reputable services in the world was asked by the US authorities […]

Another tech billionaire turns media mogul

Where Jeff Bezos goes, other tech billionaires follow. The latest titan to invest in print media is Salesforce founder Marc Benioff who, along with wife Lynne, is buying Time magazine. The pair are using $ 190 million from their personal fortune to buy the esteemed title from current owners, Meredith. Meredith has said that the […]

Indian pilots lack sleep as social media use keeps them up – Air Force Chief

In the war for a good night’s sleep, India’s top air force official has called for the service to develop a system to assess how well rested their pilots are before they fly. “Long hours” on social media are to blame. “Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights,” Air Chief […]

‘Scum will pay for their words!’: Khabib in social media skirmish with Russian rap stars

While verbal skirmishes are common in MMA, Russian UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is preparing to face Conor McGregor in October, has become involved in an explosive social media exchange with Russian rap artists. The unlikely conflict with the rappers originates in an Instagram post by Nurmagomedov in the middle of August. Back then, the […]

Pentagon working on ‘Glide Breaker’ interceptor to hit enemy hypersonic missiles – media

The Pentagon’s DARP agency has started to develop a hard-kill interceptor capable of hitting incoming hypersonic projectiles. The move follows news of Russia’s success in building top-class high-speed weapons. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a high-tech project to develop an interceptor to shoot down enemy hypersonic missiles, the Drive reported.  In […]

DOJ: We will examine social media firms that “may be hurting competition”

Enlarge / Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg (left) and Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testify during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations’ use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) In the wake of testimony before a Senate committee hearing […]

Stormed off? Media dramatizes moment Monica Lewinsky leaves stage after off-limits Clinton question

Monica Lewinsky walked off stage at an event on Tuesday after being asked an ‘off-limits’ question about Bill Clinton — but mainstream outlets dramatized the moment, claiming she “stormed off” stage, prompting Twitter backlash. What actually happened was quite different from what was portrayed. When the interviewer at the Jerusalem Convention Center posed the first […]

UK broadcasters urge the government to create a social media watchdog

A smorgasbord of TV broadcasters, mobile network and internet service providers has urged the UK government to strengthen its oversight of social media companies. In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, executives from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as well as Sky, BT and TalkTalk, called for a new, independent regulator to help tackle […]