Sicilian Mafia could be dismantled with help from social network analysis

Friendship is everything: Sicilian Mafia could be dismantled by using social network analysis to map syndicate members’ connections, study claims  Criminal networks like the Mafia are hard for law enforcement to disrupt Researchers from the UK and Italy studied data on a real-life Mafia syndicate They report a way to pick the members whose arrest would be … Read more Sicilian Mafia could be dismantled with help from social network analysis

How Chinese social media app TikTok became centre of a political storm

TikTok has grown into one of the world’s most popular social networks – with more than 2bn downloads – and become a sensation among teenagers. But the Chinese-owned service is now at the centre of a struggle involving Beijing, Washington and London. The row yesterday saw Donald Trump accused of making mafia-style threats over the … Read more How Chinese social media app TikTok became centre of a political storm

Social distancing may be GOOD for the economy as it makes people more comfortable to go out

Social distancing measures to control the spread of coronavirus ‘make people feel safer spending money and working’ which actually helps the economy, study finds.  Researchers from the University of Copenhagen compared drops in economic activity due to Covid-19 reduction measures in Sweden and Denmark.  The two Scandinavian countries were similarly exposed to the deadly virus … Read more Social distancing may be GOOD for the economy as it makes people more comfortable to go out

Nicola Sturgeon says she ‘wanted to cry’ over pictures of pubgoers with no social distancing

Nicola Sturgeon said she ‘wanted to cry’ over pictures of pubgoers gathering with no social distancing at the weekend as 27 cases of coronavirus are linked to one bar in Aberdeen.  SNP MP Stephen Flynn today tweeted two photos he had spotted online of the city centre, where an outbreak took place in The Hawthorn Bar. … Read more Nicola Sturgeon says she ‘wanted to cry’ over pictures of pubgoers with no social distancing

Nicola Sturgeon says she ‘wanted to cry’ over pictures of pubgoers with no social distancing

Nicola Sturgeon said she ‘wanted to cry’ over pictures of pubgoers gathering with no social distancing at the weekend as 27 cases of coronavirus are linked to one bar in Aberdeen.  SNP MP Stephen Flynn today tweeted two photos he had spotted online of the city centre, where an outbreak took place in The Hawthorn Bar. … Read more Nicola Sturgeon says she ‘wanted to cry’ over pictures of pubgoers with no social distancing

Muslim pilgrims observe social distancing rules on the final day of the hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as Saudi authorities sought to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Only up to 10,000 Muslims took part in the hajj, a far cry from the 2.5 million who took part in the five-day … Read more Muslim pilgrims observe social distancing rules on the final day of the hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims observe social distancing rules on the final day of the hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as Saudi authorities sought to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Only up to 10,000 Muslims took part in the hajj, a far cry from the 2.5 million who took part in the five-day … Read more Muslim pilgrims observe social distancing rules on the final day of the hajj pilgrimage

Bari Weiss calls cancel culture ‘social murder’ and said ‘it isn’t about criticism but punishment’

A columnist who claims bullying by colleagues forced her to quit The New York Times likened cancel culture to ‘social murder’ and said that firing people who hold unpopular opinions is aimed at ‘punishing’ them for being ‘insufficiently pure.’ ‘We’re used to criticism,’ Bari Weiss said during an appearance on Friday on Real Time with … Read more Bari Weiss calls cancel culture ‘social murder’ and said ‘it isn’t about criticism but punishment’

‘Have a great month!’: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly reveal they are QUITTING social media

‘Have a great month!’: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly reveal they are QUITTING social media to spend more time with their loved ones By Gillian Fisher and Roxy Simons For Mailonline Published: 15:20 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 15:21 BST, 1 August 2020 They were last spotted in London filming a promo for their … Read more ‘Have a great month!’: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly reveal they are QUITTING social media

Social distancing observed as the hajj pilgrimage gets underway in Mecca amid coronavirus crisis 

Strict social distancing measures were in place during the third day of the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca amid the coronavirus pandemic. A limited number of Muslim pilgrims of Saudi Arabia residents gathered at the Great Mosque in Mecca to pray during one of the Islamic rituals of pilgrimage, the Tawaf Al-Ifadah. The symbolic ritual of ‘Stoning … Read more Social distancing observed as the hajj pilgrimage gets underway in Mecca amid coronavirus crisis