Teenagers have taken up smoking in droves – and forgotten the lessons of the past | Zoe Williams

[ad_1] We are as far away from 1980 now as we were then from 1939. I know that because I read it on the internet. I didn’t check it, because why would they put it there if it wasn’t true? Yet at the same time, it is patently absurd; more than ridiculous, mad. In 1980, … Read more

OnlyFans scraps plans to ban sexually explicit material | Technology

[ad_1] OnlyFans, the user-generated adult content site, is reversing course on plans to ban “sexually explicit” content after securing agreement with its payment processors, it has announced. Last week, OnlyFans said it would ban adult material from 1 October, to the dismay of its users and creators, who argued that doing so risked driving such … Read more

Bye bye BMI: Pinterest bans weight loss ads in first for major social networks | Pinterest

[ad_1] Pinterest is banning all advertisements with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealise or denigrate certain body types, the social media company says. The popular, picture-led social network, which allows users to create and share mood boards, said it would also not allow ads with testimonials about weight loss or weight loss … Read more

Ethiopia starts building local rival to Facebook | Ethiopia

[ad_1] Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global services, the state communications security agency has said. For the past year Ethiopia has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front … Read more

‘I opened it and I just started laughing’: the pitfalls of pandemic shopping | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] When Sam Bowker and his partner moved into their new rental, they planned to buy a couch the same way they usually did – with a trip down to the local op-shop. But Covid-19 scuppered this. The Salvation Army was no longer offering delivery services, so after a couple of drinks one evening, Bowker … Read more