New Russian bill introduces punishment for insulting state

Europe 03/07/19, 08:49

Russian lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that imposes restrictions on online media and criminalizes anyone who insults the state. The bill introduces fines for publishing materials showing disrespect to the state, its symbols and government organs. Repeat offenders could face a 15-day jail sentence. The Kremlin-controlled lower house, the State Duma, approved the ...

Digital darling BuzzFeed stages newspaper stunt

New York 03/06/19, 12:23

Digital darling BuzzFeed has gone retro chic — at least for a New York minute.The online media company handed out 20,000 newspapers printed on actual paper during a publicity stunt Wednesday.It joked it was "testing a new technology."Brand ambassador Ayanna Whitmore distributes copies of a BuzzFeed newspaper at a subway ...

Update: Egypt’s president wants more action on extremism

Europe 02/16/19, 05:48

The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):11:45 a.m.Egypt's president has called on Western countries to boost efforts at tackling extremist ideology in online media and mosques.Speaking at the Munich Security Conference Saturday, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says countries must "tackle websites that are inciting hatred ...

Cubs family patriarch apologizes for racist emails

Sports 02/05/19, 12:31

The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories.Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments, such as "Islam is a cult and not ...

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