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Why social media platforms banning Trump won't stop — or even slow down — his cause

Last week Twitter permanently suspended US President Donald Trump in the wake of his supporters’ violent storming of Capitol Hill. Trump was also suspended from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely.


Originally published in The Conversation.

We found the oldest known cave painting of animals in a secret Indonesian valley

Adhi Oktaviana, Author provided

The dating of an exceptionally old cave painting of animals that was found recently on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi is reported in our The Conversation.

Despite being permanently banned, Trump's prolific Twitter record lives on

For years, US President Donald Trump pushed the limits of Twitter’s content policies, raising pressure on the platform to exercise tougher moderation.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Artificial intelligence can deepen social inequality. Here are 5 ways to help prevent this

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From Google searches and dating sites to detecting credit card fraud, artificial intelligence (AI) keeps finding new ways to creep into our lives. But can we trust the algorithms that drive it?


Originally published in The Conversation.

3 reasons to study science communication beyond the West

A wall relief from the British Museum shows three scribes amid a military campaign of the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III, in Babylonia (Iraq). WikiCommon


Originally published in The Conversation.

Social media giants have finally confronted Trump's lies. But why wait until there was a riot in the Capitol?

After the chaos in the US Capitol, stoked largely by rhetoric from President Donald Trump, Twitter has permanently suspended his account, which had 88.7 million followers, citing “risk of further incitement of violence”.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: how does the Sun make such pretty colours at sunsets and sunrises?

Light from our setting sun reflecting off storm clouds can give off a some vivid shades of pinks, purples and oranges. Jake Clark, Author provided

How does the Sun make such pretty colours at sunsets and sunrises?


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why is Bitcoin's price at an all-time high? And how is its value determined?

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Bitcoin continues to trade close to its all-time high reached this month.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The Christmas gifts that keep giving (your data away) — and how to prevent this

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With the festive season having come to a close, consumers the world over will be playing with a variety of new tech toys.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Look up! Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2021

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The best meteor showers are a spectacular sight but, unfortunately, 2021 starts with


Originally published in The Conversation.