Twitter relaunches feature on iOS that encourages users to revise ‘potentially harmful’ posts

Stop and think before you send that tweet! Twitter relaunches feature on iOS that encourages users to revise ‘potentially harmful’ replies Twitter has relaunched a feature that encourages users to revise tweets If its AI detects harmful language, a notification will appear to revise the context The roll out is currently an experiment on iOS and … Read more

Regularly using pot has harmful effects at ANY age a person starts

Regularly using marijuana has long-term harmful effects regardless of how old the person was when they began smoking, a new study suggests Researchers looked at people who began smoking or vaping cannabis routinely in high school or in their early 20s in comparison with non-users. They found that, by age 35, pot users who began … Read more

Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles

Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles inside homes and should be sold with a health warning, study claims Researchers monitored pollution from wood burners in 19 Sheffield homes  They found particle pollution increased three times when they were in use The team say the wood burners should come with a health … Read more

Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles

Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles inside homes and should be sold with a health warning, study claims Researchers monitored pollution from wood burners in 19 Sheffield homes  They found particle pollution increased three times when they were in use The team say the wood burners should come with a health … Read more

False widow spiders’ fangs carry harmful bacteria resistant to antibiotic treatments

Many fear the bite of a false black widow spider, which can lead to painful swelling, stiffness and large abscesses. In rare cases it’s been blamed for paralysis, amputations and even death, but a new study confirms it’s not the arachnid’s bite that’s dangerous—it’s the bacteria on its fangs.  In a new study published in Scientific … Read more

Facebook puts AI in charge of its moderation queue to better prioritize ‘harmful’ content

Facebook is putting machine learning to work to help speed up and prioritize content moderation. Previously, human reviewers dealt with most flagged posts chronologically, with AI relegated to spam and other low-priority jobs. Now, the social media giant’s AI systems are prioritizing possibly objectionable content by virality and threat level. Messages, photos and videos relating … Read more

Leading dentists warn ‘extremely harmful’ TikTok beauty trend could cause teeth to fall out

Dental experts have warned against a potentially ‘extremely harmful’ new TikTok beauty trend which sees users bleaching their own teeth at home.  Users from the US and the UK have revealed how they buy hydrogen peroxide – one of the active whitening agents used in over-the-counter and professional teeth whitening products – and apply the chemical directly … Read more

Plastic pollution eaten by seabirds releases ‘potentially harmful’ chemicals in their stomachs

Plastic pollution eaten by seabirds releases ‘potentially harmful’ chemicals in their stomachs Seabirds often confuse pieces of plastic waste with food and ingest them Experts from the Netherlands created a simulated bird stomach in their lab They used real plastic debris from beaches and stomach oil from real birds Analysis revealed that various chemical leach … Read more

Pete Evans’ harmful documentary The Magic Pill is removed from streaming giant Netflix

Disgraced celebrity chef Pete Evans has been cancelled by Netflix, after his documentary film The Magic Pill was quietly removed from the streaming platform recently. The documentary has copped significant backlash from health professionals since its 2017 release for falsely suggesting that the Paleo diet can potentially cure illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, autism and heart … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will now label content from politicians that could be harmful

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced new content policies for the platform, including tighter restrictions on advertising and labels for ‘harmful’ posts from public figures, following an advertising boycott campaign. Zuckerberg said in a Facebook Live video on Friday that the company would begin labeling ‘harmful’ content from politicians that remains ‘newsworthy’. Though he did … Read more