Social Criticism

#StopAsianHate: Chinese diaspora targeted by the CCP’s disinformation campaign

Chinese diaspora communities continue to be a “major target” of the Chinese government’s social media manipulation that is taking place around the world. Chinese state-affiliated accounts are running a multilingual, cross-platform campaign aimed at fueling fears in these communities by drawing false equivalences between anti-Asian racism and increased speculation about …

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The British health minister quits after the photo of a kiss with a helper, violating the rules of social distancing

LONDON – UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced his resignation on Saturday after the Sun newspaper splashed a photo on the front page of him passionately hugging his assistant and former university friend Gina Coladangelo, apparently at Health Department headquarters last month. “Hancock’s affair with an aide,” read the headline. …

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Bill Maher is wrong with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s apology

We need to distinguish between “cancellation” and “accountability”. Kirsten Powers | Opinion columnist ‘In the Heights’: Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical hits theaters Anthony Ramos plays a bodega owner with big dreams in the musical “In the Heights” in the busy Washington Heights district of New York. USA TODAY Bill Maher thinks …

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