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The Huffington Post launches German edition

The Huffington Post, with its mix of online news, gossip and opinion, launched a German edition Thursday, vowing to be among the top five German information portals within five years. Based in Munich, where it opened a newsroom with 15 journalists with media partner Tomorrow Focus, part of the Burda…

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…

GOP Rep. Goodlatte: Mexican asylum-seekers are lying about fearing for their lives

Virginia congressman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) called for investigations into the asylum claims of Mexican citizens seeking to escape that country’s catastrophic drug war. According to Huffington Post, Goodlatte said that too many asylum seekers have been “coached” about what to say to U.S. officials and he believes they’re lying…

Huffington Post ends commenter anonymity because ‘trolls are getting more aggressive’

The Huffington Post is to end anonymity for commenters by requiring them to use their real identities. The change was announced by the site’s founder, Arianna Huffington, after speaking at a conference yesterday (21 August) in Boston. She said: “Trolls are just getting more and more aggressive and uglier and…

North Carolina GOP adds ‘sneak attack’ anti-abortion measures to motorcycle bill

Update 4:30 p.m. Eastern: The North Carolina House passed the bill in a 74-41 vote, according to WRAL. The North Carolina House is set to vote on a draconian anti-abortion bill Thursday after Republicans bundled the bill’s provisions into a motorcycle safety bill on Wednesday in an effort to hurry it…

AFP, Huffington Post, Politico win Pulitzers

NEW YORK — Agence France-Presse and the online news sites Huffington Post and Politico each won their first Pulitzer Prizes, as the recipients of the prestigious journalism and arts awards were announced Monday. The New York Times took away two Pulitzers, and the committee notably did not make awards for…

Bleeding man breaks into Goodwill then leaves in drag after rampage

Convicted sex offender Adam Mabery didn’t waste any time getting back into trouble upon his release from prison.  According to Huffington Post, early Monday morning Mabery drunkenly smashed the window of his hotel room in Sherman, Texas, getting cut on head and arm in the process. Naked, the man then…

Huffington Post’s unpaid bloggers lose bid for share of AOL sale

Bloggers hoping to put themselves on a more robust financial footing and close the gap between them and fully paid journalists are vowing to fight on after a New York court dismissed their multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the Huffington Post calling for compensation for exploitation of its army of unpaid commentators.…

GOP congressman to women: Give your money to Democrats

Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) made a surprising request of women at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment yesterday.  According to a report at Huffington Post, the Republican Representative told women to open their wallets, dig deep and donate their money…to Democrats. “I think these are very precarious times for…

Judge doubtful of $105 million Huffington Post blogger lawsuit

A New York federal judge expressed skepticism on Friday about a $105 million class action that unpaid Huffington Post bloggers brought against the website after it was sold to AOL, according to Law360. The class action claimed the Huffington Post had been unjustly enriched by content that others produced for…

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