LEGALIZING MARIJUANA INCREASES CONSUMPTION, WHICH LEADS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND SUICIDES

Mon 27 June 2022: The annual World Drug Report from the UN is out, and it provides information regarding cannabis that was pretty much expected. The regular use of cannabis has increased significantly since its non-medical usage became permitted. Covid lockdowns too had a similar effect, with nothing else to do, people turned to the […]

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MEDIA FREEDOM, SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS HAVE DECLINED DANGEROUSLY AROUND THE WORLD: UN EXPERT

Sat 25 June 2022: Media freedom and the safety of journalists have dangerously declined around the world with grave negative effects on human rights, democracy and global development, a UN expert said Friday. “In a climate of surging authoritarianism and backsliding of democracies, populist leaders have actively sought to demonize and discredit independent journalists,” Irene Khan, UN Special […]

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CONTROVERSIAL FACIAL RECOGNITION TOOL THAT IDENTIFIES EMOTIONS IS RETIRED BY MICROSOFT

Thu 23 June 2022: Amid the debate over the controversial facial recognition technology, Microsoft has announced to restrict public access to several of its AI-powered facial analysis tools, including retiring facial analysis tools that purport to infer emotional states and identity gender, age, smile, facial hair, hair and makeup. The tech giant said that it […]

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OVER 75% OF WORLD’S POPULATION MAY BE AFFECTED BY DROUGHTS BY 2050

Sun 19 June 2022: Droughts could affect more than three-quarters of the world’s population by 2050, according to the United Nations, which commemorated World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on Friday, Anadolu Agency reported. The day, which has been commemorated on June 17 every year since 1995, focuses on shifting public perceptions about the […]

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GLOBAL NUCLEAR ARSENALS EXPECTED TO GROW, ARMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE SAYS

Mon 13 June 2022: The global stockpile of nuclear weapons is expected to rise in coming years for the first time since the Cold War due to global tensions, a leading arms watchdog has said. In its annual report published on Monday (PDF), the Stockholm International Peace Research (SIPRI) said on Monday that all nine […]

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SPAIN APPROVES LAW AGAINST FOOD WASTE WITH FINES OF UP TO €500,000

Wed 08 June 2022: Spain adopted a legislation on Tuesday to combat food waste, with fines of up to €500,000 ($535,000) for non-compliance. “It is a pioneering legal instrument to combat inefficiency in the food chain that has economic, social, environmental and ethical consequences,” Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Minister Luis Planas said after the council […]

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IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, DIGITAL FASCISM HAS EMERGED, SAYS SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT

Sun 05 June 2022: In an era in which wars are no longer always fought on a battlefield, the world people live in has gradually changed and even some experiences have been turned into virtual and augmented reality and it could not be expected that fascism would remain traditional, according to a social media expert. […]

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