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‘Islam is the problem’: Bill Maher and panel clash over Boko Haram

The outrage over the activities of the radical Nigerian Islamic group Boko Haram and the imposition of Sharia law in Brunei spurred a combative discussion between Real Time host Bill Maher and his panelists on Friday. “I’m the bad guy ’cause I’m against the people who cut your arm off…

Banish the trolls, but web debate still needs anonymity

Huffington Post risks stifling lively exchanges with its insistence on real names, writes John Naughton So the proprietor of the Huffington Post has decided to ban anonymous commenting from the site, starting in mid-September. Speaking to reporters after a conference in Boston, Arianna Huffington said: “Trolls are just getting more…

Huffington Post to launch streaming network

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post on Thursday marked the first anniversary of its acquisition by AOL with an announcement that it plans to launch an online video streaming network. The HuffPost Streaming Network will launch this summer with 12 hours a day of original programming, to be increased to 16…

Celebrity, scandal merge at French HuffPost launch

Celebrity, scandal and new media converged in Paris Monday as shamed IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s wife returned to the spotlight to launch Le Huffington Post, a French take on the US news website. Anne Sinclair insisted her private life would not in any way affect news coverage in the first…

French version of Huffington Post online on Monday

The French version of the US socialite blogger Arianna Huffington’s news website, the Huffington Post, will go online Monday, hoping to repeat the success that made her an Internet multimillionaire. The team behind the French language ”HuffPo” will put the site on the web on Monday shortly before an 0830 GMT press conference, it said.…

Tech elites: U.S. online piracy bill mirrors Chinese, Iranian policies

An assembly of U.S. Internet elites, captains of the most successful online businesses, published an open letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to think long and hard before adopting bills that would force wide-reaching changes to the structure of the Web. The letter, which will run as an advertisement…

‘Le Huffington Post’ to launch in France

The US news and opinion portal Huffington Post will next month launch a French-language edition, its first foray into non-anglophone Europe with plans for similar sites in Spain, Italy or Germany, its co-founder said on Monday. “We see this as our first foray into (the) euro zone,” Arianna Huffington, the president and editor-in-Chief…

Huffington Post rebuffs union boycott call

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post rebuffed a union boycott call over its practice of using unpaid bloggers, saying most of them are “thrilled to contribute” despite not being paid. The Newspaper Guild, a union of US media workers with 26,000 members, urged contributors to The Huffington Post earlier this week…

Adbusters: The left built Huffington, and we can tear it down too

The purchase of the Huffington Post by AOL left many of the progressive writers and readers that made the site into a powerhouse looking for a new home. Adbusters magazine set out to unite those disaffected former supporters of Arianna Huffington’s flagship site by suggesting they use social media to…

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