NHS pays £6.2m to man brain-damaged in childhood

Image copyright West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS TrustImage caption The man, who cannot be named, was treated at Watford General Hospital in 1997, the court heard A man in his 20s, left disabled by a childhood brain infection, has won an NHS compensation package worth £6.2m. The man contracted encephalitis, a life-threatening inflammation of the brain, […]

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Facebook, YouTube sued over Christchurch shootings video

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption As countries, including Kuwait, show solidarity with New Zealand Muslims, a French group launched a legal case against Facebook and YouTube. A group representing French Muslims is suing Facebook and YouTube, for allowing the streaming of footage from the shootings in Christchurch on their platforms. The 15 March shootings at […]

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Minister targets anti-vaccination websites

Image copyright Jovanmandic Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock wants new legislation to force social media companies to remove content promoting false information about vaccines. He said the government is working with internet companies to identify misleading material on jabs, including Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). Artificial intelligence programmes could root out bad science. […]

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