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Blog / 21 Jul 2017

#Newsfeed: Twitter punishing 10 times more users for being abusive than a year ago; Why it’s time to talk about fake streams; Music world pays tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

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Plus how Twitter fuels anxiety.

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In an opinion piece for The Chicago Tribune, journalist Jerry Davich has suggested that Facebook is becoming our most spoken ‘language’. He argues that because Facebook now has more than 2 billion active users, there are now more Facebook users than speakers of any single language on our planet, including the 1.3 billion Chinese residents who speak Mandarin.

Read his column in full here.

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This week, a federal judge in New York refused to throw out a photographer’s lawsuit against artists Richard Prince over Mr. Prince’s use of an image in an exhibition, with the case looking to set a precedent for how the fair-use doctrine relates to Instagram.In 2014, Mr. Prince presented an installation called “New Portraits”, in which he printed various Instagram photos on large canvases, and added his own Instagram-style comments below them. The show led to a backlash, including from the photographer Donald Graham, whose photo “Rastafarian Smoking a Joint” was featured via a print from another user’s Instagram account.

Read more about developing story here.

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The music world has paid tribute after it has been confirmed that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died. The frontman, who was 41 years old, was found at his Palos Verdes, California home. Bennington’s bandmate Mike Shinoda has tweeted to confirm the news. “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” he wrote on Twitter. “An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”

See what other artists have to say about the news here.

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