Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently ban users who impersonate others

Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently ban users who impersonate others

Elon Musk is cracking down on impersonators on Twitter, tightening policies and banning celebrities including Kathy Griffin who had impersonated him. The move is one of the first by Mr. Musk, a self-described free-speech absolute, to tighten Twitter Inc.’s free-speech policy. He said on Sunday that impersonating accounts will be permanently suspended unless they are … Read more

Egypt faces criticism for crackdown on activists ahead of COP27 climate summit

Egypt faces criticism for crackdown on activists ahead of COP27 climate summit

CNN — Egypt is facing a barrage of criticism over what rights group say is a crackdown on protests and activists as the country prepares to host the COP27 climate summit starting on Sunday. Rights groups have accused the Egyptian government of arbitrarily detaining activists after Egyptian dissidents abroad called for protests against President Abdel … Read more

Nike suspends partnership with Kyrie Irving after he shared anti-Semitic video

Nike suspends partnership with Kyrie Irving after he shared anti-Semitic video

Nike Inc. OF 5.96% suspended his relationship with Kyrie Irving and moved to distance himself from the basketball star after he was suspended by his team for being slow to reject anti-Semitism. Nike said Friday it was suspending its endorsement deal effective immediately and would no longer launch the Kyrie 8, one of its flagship … Read more

Kanye West, Louis Farrakhan and anti-Semitism

Kanye West, Louis Farrakhan and anti-Semitism

What lessons can we learn from Kanye West’s messed up mind? We can start by drawing some important distinctions. Mr. Wests is a special kind of anti-Semitism. Leftist activist Shaun King writes in Newsweek that “you don’t have to be white to be white supremacist” and that “Kanye West is now a full-fledged white supremacist.” … Read more

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets each donate $500,000 to anti-hate organizations; NBA star takes ‘responsibility’ for negative effects of tweets

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets each donate $500,000 to anti-hate organizations;  NBA star takes ‘responsibility’ for negative effects of tweets

CNN — Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets announced Wednesday that they will each donate $500,000 to anti-hate organizations after the point guard tweeted a documentary deemed anti-Semitic last week. In a joint statement between Irving, the Nets and the Anti-Defamation League — a “nonprofit organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred … Read more

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets each donate $500,000 to anti-hate organizations; NBA star takes ‘responsibility’ for negative effects of tweets

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets each donate $500,000 to anti-hate organizations;  NBA star takes ‘responsibility’ for negative effects of tweets

CNN — Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets announced Wednesday that they will each donate $500,000 to anti-hate organizations after the point guard tweeted a documentary deemed anti-Semitic last week. In a joint statement between Irving, the Nets and the Anti-Defamation League — a “nonprofit organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred … Read more

Tokyo begins issuing partnership certificates to same-sex couples

Tokyo begins issuing partnership certificates to same-sex couples

Tokyo has begun issuing partnership certificates to same-sex couples living and working in the capital. It is the largest municipality to do so in a country where same-sex marriage is not allowed. In June, a district court in Japan upheld the country’s ban on same-sex marriage. But since Tokyo’s Shibuya district first introduced same-sex partnerships … Read more

Britain’s home secretary fights for survival … two weeks after she was last forced to quit – POLITICO

Britain’s home secretary fights for survival … two weeks after she was last forced to quit – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON – She has already been forced to resign as British Home Secretary once this autumn. And now scandal-hit Suella Braverman – controversially reinstated to her role by new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last week – is clinging to her job for a second time amid claims she … Read more

Can Harvard discriminate by race forever?

Can Harvard discriminate by race forever?

The US Supreme Court building in Washington on Monday. Photo: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS Supreme Court justices showed the utmost patience Monday in hearing nearly four hours of argument in a pair of major cases involving race and college admissions. But the argument was worth the time because it revealed some unhappy truths about those who believe … Read more

Penguin Random House stands by the plan to publish Amy Coney Barrett’s book

Penguin Random House stands by the plan to publish Amy Coney Barrett’s book

Penguin Random House said Monday it is committed to publishing an upcoming book by Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett despite a dissenting online open letter that has garnered more than 600 signatures, including many from the publishing world. The letter, which asks Penguin Random House to reconsider its decision to publish the book, claims … Read more