YouTube is trying to prevent angry mobs from abusing “dislike” button

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) YouTube’s dislike button can be a source of anxiety for many creators, and now YouTube is considering a number of options to prevent viewers from abusing that tool. Tom Leung, director of project management at YouTube, posted an update to the Creator Insider channel recently in which he detailed some “lightly discussed” […]

Europe is closing in on Amazon, as Germany investigates if the firm is abusing its market position

David Ryder/Getty Images Germany’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into whether Amazon is abusing the dominance of its marketplace platform. The probe was prompted by numerous complaints lodged against Amazon by third-party sellers. It will run in tandem with a similar investigation by the EU into Amazon’s marketplace. Germany’s competition watchdog has launched an […]

A priest accused of sexually abusing 3 boys in the 1970s worked at Walt Disney World for 15 years with a reference from the church

REUTERS/Jim Young The Reverend Edward Ganster is among hundreds of priests named in the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation that revealed a mass child abuse scandal across six Catholic Church dioceses. Ganster was first accused of abusing a teenage boy in 1977 when he was a priest at St. Joseph’s Church in Easton. He left the […]

Diplomats Are Getting Away With Abusing Their Children’s Nannies

Edith Mendoza was working at Damayan, a migrant workers’ organization, when she met a young woman, Sherile Pahagas, whose story was eerily like her own. Both Mendoza and Pahagas were from the Philippines. Both had searched for work on a website called Both had found work at the home of a German diplomat and […]

US abusing its rights as host country by expelling Russian diplomats at UN – Russia’s UN envoy

Washington has abused its power as the host of the UN headquarters when it moved to expel 12 staffers from Russia’s mission at the UN, Moscow’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia said. He called the decision an “extremely unfriendly” step. “The expulsion of Russian diplomats as well as other recent unfriendly steps, such as restriction of access […]

The backstory behind Larry Nassar, the doctor who has been accused of abusing McKayla Maroney and dozens of others

  Former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has been accused of sexual abuse by dozens of his former patients. Gold medalist McKayla Maroney is the latest gymnast to allege that she was abused by Nassar. Accounts from his alleged victims have a troubling pattern. Former USA Gymnastics chief medical director and Michigan State University […]

Students Are Abusing An Author After Her Poem Was Included In An Exam

Australian students are abusing an award-winning writer after her poem was included in a high school graduation exam. Ellen van Neerven’s Mango is one of many poems that feature in her latest collection Comfort Food. Earlier this year, the book was shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. On Monday morning Australian students opened […]