Facebook is ‘unquestionably making hate worse’, says whistleblower Frances Haugen – politics live

Children don’t have as good self regulation as adults do, that’s why they’re not allowed to buy cigarettes. When kids describe their usage of Instagram, Facebook’s own research describes it as ‘an addict’s narrative’. The kids say ‘this makes me unhappy, I don’t have the ability to control my usage of it, and I feel … Read more

Coronavirus live: China to vaccinate children as young as three; Merck asks EU regulator to authorise Covid pill

Leighton Slattery, Asray Gopa and Charlie Blocker are all US citizens, attempting to navigate the pandemic without easy access to the high-quality vaccines that are the linchpin of the US strategy. They are among 14 Americans abroad who spoke with the Washington Post about their struggles to get the shots, saying they received little guidance … Read more

Peter Andre’s wife bans kids’ faces from social media to stop troll attacks

Peter Andre’s wife Emily says she stops their kids’ faces from being seen on social media to help prevent troll attacks. The mum has vowed to keep protecting them after previous messages about her children’s looks. Emily refuses to let their kids enter the showbiz spotlight because of what vile users have said in the … Read more

Sources say PM’s focus on Cop26 climate summit is to blame for faltering Covid booster roll-out

Boris Johnson has ‘taken his eye off the the ball’ and his focus on preparations for the forthcoming Cop26 climate summit is to blame for a faltering Covid-19 booster roll-out, sources have claimed. Tensions are rising in Whitehall over the slow take-up of booster vaccines and jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds which has coincided with … Read more

Covid-19 Government adviser fearful of another ‘lockdown Christmas’

A prominent adviser to the Government on Covid-19 has said he is “very fearful” there will be another “lockdown Christmas” as he urged the public to do everything possible to reduce transmission of the virus. Professor Peter Openshaw, a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), said case numbers and … Read more