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Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming Internet companies should do more to tackle body shaming online, social media users have told an inquiry into how body image affects young people. One told Parliament’s annual Youth Select Committee that “so many” young people were suffering from online abuse and feelings of inadequacy. There should also be greater diversity in the media, the committee heard. A Facebook and Instagram policy manager said the sites were committed to making sure users had positive experiences. ‘Mean comments’ The Youth Select Committee,…

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Charlie Gard case: Great Ormond Street in new court bid

Charlie Gard case: Great Ormond Street in new court bid Great Ormond Street Hospital has applied for a fresh hearing in the case of Charlie Gard following claims of “new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition”. It comes after seven medical experts suggested unpublished data showed therapy could improve the 11-month-old’s brain condition. Previously, the High Court said it was unlikely a US doctor offering to treat Charlie would be able to cure him. GOSH said it would “explore” the data. Charlie’s case will be heard by Mr…

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