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Allen Praised For Always Seen Doing Chores In Villa

Allen Praised For Always Seen Doing Chores In Villa
Jun 15 2023 Share

Love Islander Allen has caught the attention of local social media for always being filmed doing chores around the villa, most notably washing the dishes. 

A post was uploaded on Facebook page ‘Love Island Malta Community’, with the caption reading: ‘we often see him at the kitchen sink! #HUSBANDMATERIAL. 

And the comments continued to praise the young contestant. ‘Well done Allen Piscopo, that’s how a man should be. Well done to his family for instilling good values’ said one.

‘Kudos to his mother’ said another. ‘That’s how men should be and not all these stereotypes that only women clean the house! Well done Allen!.’

‘The only guy seen doing anything’ said another. Another went on to straight up call him the best man in the house. 

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TikTok And Instagram Users Prefer Getting News From Influencers

TikTok And Instagram Users Prefer Getting News From Influencers
Jun 15 2023 Share

According to the Digital News Report 2023, one in five (20%) of 18 to 24 year olds get news from TikTok, up 15% from last year. 

The global study, based on data from six continents and 46 markets, shows the ‘different conditions in which journalism operates in many parts of the world’. 

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According to the study, 55% of TikTok and Snapchat users pay attention to influencers to get news information. Instagram trails close at 52%, followed by YouTube at 45%. 

Twitter racked a lower 43%, followed by Facebook at 38%. When compared to ‘mainstream’ news outlets and journalists, 33% of TikTok users and 36% of Snapchat users pay attention to them for news. 

The numbers are higher for Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter at 42%, 42%, 43% and 55% respectively. The report finds that: 

‘…about half of top publishers are now creating content for TikTok, even as others are holding back over concerns about Chinese government influence – as well as the lack of monetisation. But fears about the unchecked spread of misinformation on the platform, and the potential for connecting with hard-to-reach younger audiences, have convinced some news organisations to stake a presence despite the risks.’

The study also found that 46% of TikTok users pay attention to ‘news that makes me laugh’, in contrast to just 24% who pay attention to ‘war in Ukraine.’

The case is similar for Instagram, with 42% paying attention to funny news, and just 24% to the Ukrainian war and ‘Health.’ 

Find the full report overview here.

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Maltese minister Ian Borg attends Silvio Berlusconi’s funeral in Milan

Maltese minister Ian Borg attends Silvio Berlusconi's funeral in Milan
Jun 14 2023 Share

Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs, EU Affairs & Trade, Ian Borg, headed to Milan to attend the state funeral held in honour of former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Representing the Maltese government, Minister Borg received an invitation from the Italian Government.

Minister Borg made an appearance among the sea of mourners gathered to bid farewell to Berlusconi, the larger-than-life politician known for his controversial career. Taking to social media, the Minister expressed his deepest condolences to the Berlusconi family and the Italian government, with a special emphasis on Vice Prime Minister Antonio Tajani, known to share a profound connection with the late Prime Minister.

Silvio Berlusconi died on Monday, June 12th at the age of 86. The former prime minister dead months after it was revealed that he was battling leukaemia, spending over six weeks in hospital from early April. The billionaire magnate was Italy’s longest serving prime minister post-war and had a polarising, yet powerful career in Italian politics, sports and media.

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EU Parliament approves world first rules on AI

EU Parliament approves world first rules on AI
Jun 14 2023 Share

The European Parliament has just made history by adopting its position on legislation known as the EU AI Act, which would see systems presenting unacceptable level of risk banned. 

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola addressed a press conference on the Artificial Intelligence Act, with a vote passing by a large majority – 4999 in favour, 28 against and 93 abstentions. 

‘We’re making history’, wrote the President on social media. If Brussels hits the target of reaching an agreement by the end of the year, it would be the world’s first law regulating AI. 

These include predictive policing tools or social scoring systems (used in China to classify people based on behaviour and socioeconomic status as per The Washington Post). 

The legislation would set guards on generative AI, which include labelled content for the likes of ChatGPT. 

It also restricts models from publishing summaries of copyrighted data and potentially ‘upending the systems that generate humanlike speech by scraping text from the internet, often from sources that include a copyright symbol.’ 

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