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Trolling online to be made illegal in UK after Katie Price campaign

Published: 23/Jan/2019 18:51 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 19:17

by Alan Bernal

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New laws in the United Kingdom might be on the horizon after model Katie Price’s campaign to make hateful online trolling a criminal offence is picking up speed with the backing from Members of Parliament.

The former reality star has been a staunch advocate against online abuse since she discovered the sheer magnitude of daily hateful interactions directed to her son Harvey, who suffers from partial blindness, autism and Prader-Willi syndrome.

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In an Instagram post, Price revelled in joy after it was announced that a parliamentary committee had agreed with the former Eurovision runner-up that spreading online hate on the social media must be made illegal.

PAPrice and Harvey are putting themselves in the limelight in hopes of creating lasting reform.

The announcement comes after Price’s petition to make online abuse an illegal offense reached over 220,000 signatures.

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The House of Commons Petition Committee deemed current laws on hate speech does not adequately protect people from being harassed online, per their report.

“There is no excuse for the continued failure to make online platforms as safe for disabled people. Self-regulation has failed disabled people and the law must change to ensure more lives are not destroyed,” said Committee chair Helen Jones MP.

Helen Jones MP has joined the fight against online abusers who target people like Harvey.

Jones continued to say that Harvey’s experience wasn’t unique and that social media entities must be held partially responsible for letting these “toxic environments” exist without repercussion.

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“The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers face no consequences,” Jones said.

Price’s petition calls for online abusers to be entered in an official register, since the hate isn’t unique to people with disabilities. The proposed changes would also look to protect against “racism, homophobia, body shaming and a whole range of other hate speech.”

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Borat set for first-ever Twitch stream alongside DrLupo: how to watch

Published: 20/Oct/2020 2:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Borat is one of the most iconic characters in the world, and now the Kazakh journalist is set to make his first appearance on Twitch tomorrow where he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo; here’s how to watch.

Borat is more than a national treasure to Kazakhstan. He’s a global icon and one of the funniest characters in the world.

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Sacha Baron Cohen first slipped into the Borat persona back in the nineties. But although he appeared in several hilarious skits and cameos, he didn’t explode in popularity until 2006, when the feature-film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ released worldwide.

For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a mockumentary that revolves around unscripted real-life interactions. Sacha Baron Cohen pretends to be Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan. He travels around the US to learn more about their culture.

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But he purposefully presses their buttons and puts them in hilarious situations. He winds up people from all walks of life, which sometimes lands him in hot water.

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Borat debuts the infamous ‘mankini’ at 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Fortunately, we’re lucky enough to experience it all over again with the imminent release of the sequel, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.’

Seth Rogen claims he has already seen it around six times and said he “can’t wait to watch it a seventh.” He described it as “crazy and wonderful” and believes it has “a few of the funniest scenes [he’s] ever seen in a movie.”

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But that’s not all. To promote the movie, Twitch announced that Borat will make his first-ever appearance on their platform.

“For the first time ever, Kazakhstan’s biggest gamer will go live on Twitch,” the Amazon-owned platform announced on Oct. 20. “Very nice.” The best part is, he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo “in a battle for global supremacy.”

The stream goes live on October 20 at 3 pm PT. If you want to know where and how you can watch it, we’ve got you covered.

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How to watch Borat stream on Twitch

  • First, you’ll obviously need to wait until the time is right. However, it’s a good idea to tune in a little earlier as most streamers kick things off with a ten-minute countdown.
  • Then, all you need to do is tune in to DrLupo’s Twitch channel, which can be found here.
  • From that point onwards, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

There has been no official word on what games they’ll play. DrLupo has been dabbling in a bit of everything lately, from 7 Days To Die and Escape From Tarkov to Genshin Impact. Maybe even a bit of Among Us might be on the cards.

Of course, it’ll depend on what games Borat has available. For all we know, he might be an absolute machine on Call of Duty: Warzone or League of Legends. But we’re not counting on it.

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Either way, the stream is going to be a blast, and we can’t wait until it goes live.