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Inventor of the internet Sir Tim Berners-Lee to tackle fake news

Who could be a better person to tackle the scourge of “Fake News” on the internet than the man who invented the internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Fake news websites, which are also sometimes referred to as hoax news, try to give the impression that it is real news, often using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect. This is, in many cases, used for political gain, accusations in recent times have been the American Presidential election, allegedly by Russia trying to disseminate fake news as part of a broader effort to influence and undermine the election”.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is of course a highly respected computer scientist and has said that said the impact of fake news is increasingly concerning, saying that he intended to tackle ‘unethical’ political advertising and the harvesting of data. It is 28 years since his invention has revolutionised the way we communicate and get access to data and knowledge. In an open letter he said that he considers that misuse of data has created a ‘chilling effect on free speech, going further to suggest that “internet blind spots” are corrupting democracy. (more…)

Customers left angry as some Aldi crisps had only four in the packet

German Discount Supermarket thought that it would be a good idea to provide some “own label” Monster Munch style crisps, and the customers also believed that it was good idea too, but what they got in the packet, left them disappointed and angry! The Aldi own label crisps are certainly cheaper, which is the reason so many mum’s with young children bought them, but some kids and their parents were in for a shock when it was found that when opened, the packets could often only contained as little as five “claws in the bag and for one mother, Rhian Green and her 13 year old son Bailey, just two crisps!

New Zealand woman accuses Seat Belt Manufacturers of being racist against fat people

We are aware that there is the human race and of course this can be classified into sub categories such as the African Race, the European Race, Chinese race and so on, but we have, until now that is, been completely unaware that a New Zealand woman believes that being fat is another race! Anyone watching the incredible performances of the New Zealand “All Blacks” rugby team will testify that these are seriously big men, but fat they are not and as far as we are aware, they manage to secure their seat belts when in a car.

The Nokia 3310 is back complete with Snake!

Another one of the worst kept secrets, certainly in the technology world, was revealed and it is true, the indestructible Nokia 3310 is back with us, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday. Finnish Company HMD hopes that the licensing of the Nokia brand, together with the 3310 will bring in a completely new segment of consumers, and no doubt many seeking the nostalgia of getting the much loved Nokia 3310 back after abandoning it for shiny all singing and dancing smartphones.

Primark removes show’s T-shirts from stores featuring ‘racist’ slogan

It was in the first week in May 2014 that Jeremy Clarkson found himself in hot water yet again, after he was heard allegedly reciting the children’s’ rhyme from early Victorian times that was popularly used to pick a person from a group to perform a task, or be “it” in the game of tag. This rhyme contains a racist word that was commonly used in those times, but today, of course, it is considered to be insulting in the extreme and racist in context.

Indian Teenager wakes up on the way to his own funeral

Anyone who has read any of the Dennis Wheatley novels will remember “The Ka of Gifford Hillary” which is a horror/supernatural story series of events in which Gifford Hillary was killed by a ray gun invented by his scientist friend. This is when readers find out that his spirit, or Ka, leaves his body and tries to communicate with the real world. He has always been terrified of being buried alive and stated that the lid of the coffin should not be screwed down; that air holes should be bored in its ends and that the family vault should not be closed until one week after his coffin had been lowered into his grave. The story is fascinating and is a highly recommended read.

Distraught Clubber goes to A&E so that doctors can glue back on her broken finger nail

During the week of the 6th of February, the UK national broadcaster the BBC spent a large proportion of the 6 o’clock news to demonstrate that the A&E departments of hospitals, particularly in the English regions were at near breaking point. The reporters did not suggest why hospitals struggled with the huge numbers, and various people that were interviewed suggested that throwing more money at it would solve the problems!

Middle aged woman strips off the have a fight with her best friend

This is not quite the thing to be expected from two pupils who attended the £11,440 Boarding per term, prestigious Cheltenham Ladies College, but then of course it was not pupils from this school that caused the story that appeared in the Gloucestershire Live report, neither was it two ex-pupils either, it is safe to say.

Shopper finds £11,000 of cocaine in his Nesquik

He went out in all innocence to get himself a few things from his local supermarket Zaragoza in north-east Spain including Nesquik, but he soon found out that he got much more than a popular Nestle product, he found a cool stash of cocaine! Fortunately for the shocked shopper, the class ‘A’ narcotic was not mixed in with the instant milkshake! What he did notice was that the lid of the large tub of Nesquik which he had bought appeared to be not snugly fitted, for a very good reason which became apparent when he opened the product. He soon found that there hidden among the sugary chocolate powder, was a 250g packet of the Class ‘A’ narcotic.

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