Unmissable stories for the curious-minded

  • Approximately 100,000 attended a pro-Palestine rally in London on Saturday.
  • Hundreds chanted ‘Bring them home’ during Sunday’s Pro-Israel rally demanding the release of over 200 Hamas-held hostages.
  • Those with Pareidolia — the brain phenomenon that causes a person to see or hear something significant in a random image or pattern (e.g., Jesus’ face on toast) — are more prone to having paranormal or extrasensory experiences.
  • Instagram is being sued for contributing to a ‘youth mental health crisis’ with features such as likes, alerts and filters believed to promote body dysmorphia.
  • Elon Musk’s rebranded ‘X’ platform is being accused of promoting misinformation about the Israel-Hamas war. Critics argue that X favours accounts from its blue-check subscribers and creates a financial incentive for these account holders to promote posts with the potential to go viral. Foreign policy expert, Ian Bremmer, commented that the level of disinformation being ‘algorithmically promoted’ on X is unlike anything he has ever seen.
  • With AI technology dominating research, scientists are calling for caution and ‘AI Literacy’ training to help avoid ‘cognitive biases’ that could permanently change the way we think.

That’s all from us, enjoy the weekend!

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