BBC Sport: Homophobia large portion of online abuse aimed at footballers and basketballers – study. “Homophobia is responsible for a large portion of abuse aimed at footballers and basketballers in the men’s and women’s game, according to a new report. Of more than 1,500 abusive posts included in the report, homophobic abuse was 40% of posts targeted at male footballers, 27% of that sent to female football players, 46% of the abuse aimed at male basketballers and 19% of that posted to female basketball players.”
Jerusalem Post: Iran cleric: People who are vaccinated for COVID have ‘become homosexuals’. “Ayatollah Abbas Tabrizian wrote on his Telegram social-media platform: ‘Don’t go near those who have had the COVID vaccine. They have become homosexuals.’”
Why we need multiple web archives: the case of blog. reidreport. com (Web Science and Digital Research Group)
Web Science and Digital Research Group: Why we need multiple web archives: the case of blog.reidreport.com. “This story started in December, 2017 with Joy-Ann Reid (of MSNBC) apologizing for ‘insensitive LGBT blog posts’ that she wrote on her blog many years ago when she was a morning radio talk show host in Florida. This apology was, at least in some quarters, (begrudgingly) accepted. Today’s update was news that Reid and her lawyers had in December claimed that either her blog, and/or the Internet Archive’s record of the blog had been hacked (Mediaite, The Intercept).” A deep dive into the technical aspects of a very distasteful situation.