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‘I shoot for the common man’: the photographs of Danish Siddiqui

The photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was shot dead last week while documenting the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan. His award-winning work for Reuters spanned some of the world’s most era-defining crises. He said: ‘I shoot for the common man who wants to see and feel a story from a place where he can’t be present himself.’ Siddiqui leaves behind his wife, Rike, and two children. And a breathtaking body of work Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Media, India, Religion, World news, Afghanistan, Culture, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Global development, Rohingya, War reporting, Hinduism, Reuters, Siddiqui

Just 12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 conspiracy theories online, study finds. JFK's anti-vaxxer nephew is one of the 'disinformation dozen.'

The disinformation dozen, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Jr, are twelve anti-vaxxers who play leading roles in spreading digital misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Getty Images 12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 disinformation shared online, according to a new study. The CCDH found that 65% of anti-vaccine posts on Facebook and Twitter could be attributed to the "disinformation dozen." The disinformation dozen includes a bodybuilder, a wellness blogger, and JFK&...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, News, Instagram, Trends, News UK, Conspiracy Theorists, Jfk, Misinformation, Facebook Instagram Twitter, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Anti-vaxxers, Kelly Brogan, Coronavirus

White House turns up heat on COVID ‘disinformation dozen’

By Donie O’Sullivan | CNN The White House turned up the pressure on Silicon Valley to get a handle on vaccine misinformation Thursday, specifically singling out 12 people one group dubbed the “disinformation dozen,” saying they were responsible for a great deal of misinformation about Covid-19. “There’s about 12 people who are producing 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. That statistic is from the nonprofit Center f...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Instagram, White House, Russia, Sport, Social-media, Cnn, Soccer, Glendale, Moscow, Silicon Valley, Red Cross, Npr

White House calls Facebook a conduit for COVID misinformation

By Susan Heavey, Elizabeth Culliford and Diane Bartz | Reuters WASHINGTON – Facebook is not doing enough to stop the spread of false claims about COVID-19 and vaccines, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday, part of a new administration pushback on misinformation in the United States. Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, needs to work harder to remove inaccurate vaccine information from its platform, Psaki said. She said 12 people were responsible for almost 65% of anti-...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Cdc, White House, Sport, Soccer, United States, Npr, Msnbc, UC, Reuters, Knott, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, LA County

Under pressure after the Capitol riot, self-styled militias are regrouping around anti-vaxx conspiracy theories

Surveillance footage from the US Capitol in January 6, which US prosecutors annotated to identify members of the Oath Keepers group. Department of Justice Far-right militias are regrouping around anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, experts told Insider. It appears designed to replenish the ranks after the Capitol riot threw the movement into disarray. Insider flagged a prominent militia group selling anti-vaxx t-shirts, which Facebook removed. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, California, US, Trends, Netherlands, Amsterdam, News UK, Mike, PAUL, Capitol, State House, Concord New Hampshire, Katie Paul, US Capitol

Pandemic polaroids: how bleach made visible the invisible

Unseen is an ongoing series of polaroids taken during the past 15 months of pandemic and lockdowns in London. Using household cleaning products, photographer Nicola Muirhead ‘disinfected’ each image to metaphorically reveal this unseen virus in her pictures Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Culture, Art and design, Coronavirus, Nicola Muirhead

Ascot resumes after lockdown – in pictures

Racegoers have returned to Royal Ascot for the first time since the pandemic began. Punters dressed in outlandish hats, summer dresses, smart suits and masks will cheer on the jockeys over the next four days at the Berkshire race course Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Horse racing, Berkshire, Ascot, Coronavirus

Porch Diaries: portraits from Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdowns – photo essay

Comprising more than 200 colour photographs, Porch Diaries is a series by Melbourne-based photographer Alana Holmberg featuring portraits of neighbours, strangers, workers and loved ones who passed by her Brunswick home during the 2020 pandemic lockdown months in Melbourne. With the recent spike in cases, Melbourne was back in lockdown and Holmberg was back on the porch30 March 2020Some days I feel like a creep. My spot up here on the porch, partially obscured behind the lemon tree, kept vertica...
Tags: Photography, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Melbourne, Brunswick, Mara, HOLMBERG, Coronavirus, Alana Holmberg

Medical experts on TikTok are paying the price for stepping up against a 'ridiculous amount of myths" like taking Vitamin C for at-home abortions

Doctors and other medical experts use TikTok to spread information and debunk unverified claims on the app. TikTok TikTok prohibits misinformation that "can cause harm to an individual's physical health." Medical experts in various fields told Insider that the company behind TikTok has insufficiently moderated misinformation. Misleading or false info on the app goes beyond COVID-19 and can spread to other facets of medical content, creators told Insider. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Mississippi, Trends, Fbi, Abortion, Lincoln, Jack Dorsey, South Carolina, Sparks, Misinformation, Congressional, San Diego Mesa College, Mark Zuckerburg, Tech Insider

Cuba during the pandemic – photo essay

Photographer Leysis Quesada Vera describes life during the pandemic in Havana’s Los Sitios neighbourhood. She is a photographer based in Ecuador. Her work is supported and produced by the Magnum Foundation, with a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Magnum Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that expands creativity and diversity in documentary photography. Through grant making and mentorship, Magnum Foundation supports a global network of social justice and human rights-focused photographer...
Tags: Photography, Florida, Americas, World news, Ecuador, Cuba, Havana, Centro, Malecón, Magnum Foundation, Coronavirus, Leysis Quesada Vera, Los Sitios, Henry Luce Foundation Magnum Foundation, Sitios

After turbulent year, owners of San Fernando yoga studio aim to adapt to post-lockdown world

It was supposed to be the beginning of a new era for sisters Daniela and Alexandra Del Gaudio. After nearly 10 years of working long shifts and multiple jobs, they finally saved enough money to open the Wild Plum yoga and wellness studio in San Fernando just two years ago. But the pandemic wreaked havoc on their business venture. They closed the Wild Plum in March of last year certain they would reopen in two weeks. But the closure dragged into months amid strict health orders. A year later, aft...
Tags: Business, News, Instagram, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Alex, Alignable, Los Angeles County, Alexandra, San Fernando, SBA, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News

After gut-punch of a year, Angelenos eager for dose of hope during Garcetti’s State of City talk

Tricia Helton, who worked as a manager for the homes of affluent Angelenos and celebrities, was hired more than a year ago to oversee the house of a Brentwood family. After COVID-19 pandemic “Safer at Home” rules kicked in, that job went away. Without an income, the 48-year-old Studio City resident scrambled to pay her rent, and keep up payments on her car and credit cards. She was no stranger to tough times; she spent some of her 20s homeless. “So I know how to make a dollar stretch,” she said....
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Politics, News, Instagram, Minnesota, Congress, La, Government, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Community

Photo-sharing is back: how social media has framed the pandemic

Pictures of pubs and haircuts as UK Covid restrictions eased highlight how our digital lives have changedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey have flooded in recent days on to Twitter and Facebook, or been shared in excited texts and WhatsApps: photographs of beaming friends and colleagues, delightedly capturing the moment they could at last down a pub garden pint, or have a haircut, or receive a long-awaited vaccine.As Britain has begun to ease Covid restrictions and...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, England, Media, Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Whatsapp, Britain, Digital Media, Coronavirus, UK Covid

Ivanka Trump's Instagram account was flooded with angry comments after she posted photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Ivanka Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images Ivanka Trump shared photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine, encouraging others to do so. But she was met with angry comments from people saying they wouldn't and that she made a mistake. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ivanka Trump shared photos of herself getting a coronavirus vaccine on her Instagram and Twitter accounts, but was flooded with comments from people who were angry with her for getting the shot.Trump encouraged ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Instagram, Trends, Ap, Speed, News UK, Associated Press, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Trump White House, Eliza Relman, Coronavirus

England begins reopening as Covid lockdown eases – in pictures

Non-essential shops and hairdressers reopened, cafes and restaurants recommenced serving outside and pub beer gardens were open into the night as part of the government’s gradual easing of Covid restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, England, London, Pubs, UK News, Retail industry, Art and design, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Blackpool, Kent, Norwich, York, Coronavirus

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy begins to fade, but stubborn resistance remains among evangelicals

He has been pushed off Facebook and banned from Twitter, but Larry Cook battles on at, where the Los Angeles man tries to explain why COVID-19 vaccines are evil and why President Donald Trump — who he insists will return to power — got one anyway. Kaiser Family Foundation Some evangelical Christians tie the vaccines to Satan, the Mark of the Beast and an impending apocalypse. And in sunny Surf City, Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz refuses to wear a mas...
Tags: Apple, Health, Facebook, Cook, News, Instagram, Medicine, California, Stanford, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Williams, Kaiser

Facebook ‘still too slow to act on groups profiting from Covid conspiracy theories’

Over 100 Instagram accounts are promoting dangerous antivax views and selling ‘detox’ products, investigation findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid conspiracy theorists are seeking to profit from the millions of followers they have built up on Instagram during the pandemic by marketing health supplements, wellness courses and juicers to them.The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has identified more than 100 Covid conspiracy accounts promoting products to an audi...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Networking, Vaccines and immunisation, Facebook Continue, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Coronavirus

Read These Tips Before Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN/CBS13) — If you are not eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19, you will be soon if you live in the United States. All Californians 16 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19 starting April 15. Some counties have started early and already are vaccinating all adults. Some whole states have already started opening vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older, including Alaska, Mississippi and Georgia. According to President Joe Biden, 90% of all adult Americans will b...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, California, White House, US, Atlanta, Georgia, Walmart, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Cvs, Kroger, Jeff Zients, Alaska Mississippi

"The syndicate has set the level of expectation..."

Notice posted in the window of a tavern on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin (click to enlarge and read):   *** There is no comments section anymore, but you can email me here. Unless you say otherwise, I will presume you'd enjoy an update to this post with a quote from your email. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Masks, State Street, Madison Wisconsin, Sign, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

‘Virtual meetings aren’t going anywhere soon’: how to put your best Zoom face forward

Has a year of video calls made you self-conscious? Don’t turn your camera off: just relax and deploy a few of these beauty tipsThought we were a nation of narcissists pre-Covid? Well, a global pandemic has taken things to a whole new level. It’s safe to say nobody planned to spend quite so much of the past year staring at their own grainy reflection, but with everything from weddings to work meetings forced online, our bid to stay connected with others has meant being constantly confronted with ...
Tags: Fashion, Technology, Instagram, Life and style, Beauty, Zoom, Coronavirus

Finding calm: the Thames at low tide during lockdown – in pictures

Photographer David Levene found himself drawn to water, and the River Thames at low tide, for his second lockdown photo diary.‘I seem to be returning to water again and again as a theme. This surely has something to do with my love of swimming, as exemplified by my previous lockdown diary, but perhaps bodies of water, beaches, rivers that flow to the sea, present to us the very nature of our confinement to an island, putting into sharp focus the essence of being held captive within a place and t...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, Rivers, River Thames, David Levene, Coronavirus

Facebook announced a new plan to help users make COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Nick Wass/Associated Press Facebook partnered with Boston Children's Hospital to help users find nearby COVID-19 vaccine sites. The tech firm will also label all COVID-19 vaccine posts with World Health Organization information. "The data shows the vaccines are safe and they work," Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook announced a plan on Monday morning to help get people on the platform vaccinated.Facebook partnered with Bo...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Whatsapp, Argentina, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Zuckerberg, Boston Children s Hospital

Facebook to label all COVID-19 vaccine posts with pointer to official info

Facebook will soon label all posts discussing the coronavirus vaccination with a pointer to official information about COVID-19, it said today. It also revealed it has implemented some new “temporary” measures aimed at limiting the spread of vaccine misinformation/combating vaccine hesitancy — saying it’s reducing the distribution of content from users that have violated its policies on COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation; or “that have repeatedly shared content debunked as False or Altered by o...
Tags: Health, Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Instagram, Washington Post, US, Tech, Eu, Whatsapp, Artificial Intelligence, Reddit, World Health Organization, Vaccine, University Of Maryland

Why are male politicians in love with topless vaccine selfies? | Priya Elan

Essential to the vaxxie checklist are an off-the-shoulder shirt, Viking-level chest hair and a twinkle in the eyeAre you man enough for a vaxxie (that’s a vaccination selfie to you and me)? That’s the question some of us are asking after having seen a host of politicians pose shirtless while getting their Covid-19 jabs. Not since Vladimir Putin shared those topless holiday pics, perfecting the butterfly stroke and breaking actual twigs with the simple power of his legs, have there been such stra...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Photography, Greece, Social Networking, Vladimir Putin, France, Social Media, Conservatives, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, George Clooney, Morrissey, Coronavirus, Priya Elan

Bringing up baby twins during lockdown - a photo-essay

Photographer Katherine Anne Rose’s twins were six months old and her older son was three when the first lockdown began in March last year. Here she describes life during the pandemic at home in Glasgow with her young familyJoel takes a moment to relax with the boys in the babies’ room. A rare moment of calm as Reed sits on his father’s chest and Aven tries to take a toy from Francis’s hand. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Glasgow, Francis, Reed, Katherine Anne Rose, Aven, Coronavirus

Lyft will also ban a rider who was captured on video coughing on an Uber driver

AP Photo/Matt Rourke Lyft has banned a passenger seen in a video assaulting an Uber driver. The woman is seen coughing at, verbally attacking, and ripping the mask off the driver's face. The incident started after the driver asked the three passengers to wear masks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Lyft will also ban a passenger seen a video assaulting a San Francisco Uber driver after being told to wear a mask, the company said in a tweet. Subhakar Khadka ca...
Tags: Uber, News, Instagram, San Francisco, Trends, Ap, KPIX, San Francisco Uber, Cyan Banister, Khadka, Betty Yu, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Subhakar Khadka, Matt Rourke Lyft, Dion Lim

Visualising gender during the pandemic – in pictures

From transgender sex workers living in a mass shelter whose health relies on back-street clinics, to community leaders who are making changes from the ground up despite a system that is stacked against them, This Is Gender 2021 is the world’s largest photography competition looking specifically at gender and health. The collection offers an insight into our gendered world during the time of pandemic.This Is Gender is run by Global Health 50/50 in parallel with the Global Health 5050 2021 Report,...
Tags: Photography, Gender, World news, Global development, Global Health, Coronavirus

Lyft says it too has banned a rider who was captured on video coughing on an Uber driver

AP Photo/Matt Rourke Lyft says it banned a passenger seen in a video attacking an Uber driver. The woman was seen coughing on and yelling at the driver and ripping a mask off the driver's face. The incident started after the driver asked the three passengers to wear masks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Lyft too has banned a passenger seen a video attacking a San Francisco Uber driver after being told to wear a mask, the company said in a tweet.Subhakar Khadka...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, News, Instagram, San Francisco, Trends, Lim, KPIX, San Francisco Uber, Cyan Banister, Khadka, Betty Yu, Uber An Uber, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Subhakar Khadka

Instagram led users to Covid misinformation amid pandemic – report

Recommendations feature also pushed anti-vaccination and antisemitic material, watchdog saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageInstagram’s recommendations were pushing users toward Covid misinformation, anti-vaccination content and antisemitic material during the peak of the pandemic, according to a report from a social media watchdog.The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) found that new Instagram accounts were shown substantial quantities of misinformation throug...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, UK News, World news, Digital Media, Vaccines and immunisation, Antisemitism, Coronavirus, Center for Countering Digital Hate CCDH

Ghosts of Christmas past: festive displays remain in London's locked-down shops - in pictures

As Easter approaches, some London shops are still displaying Christmas decorations after closing at short notice on 20 December Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Photography, London, UK News, Retail industry, Coronavirus

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