Tag: Online

‘They forgot about the clock expert?’ Excuses for spiraling Big Ben costs provokes bemusement and anger online

The cost of repairing Big Ben, Westminster’s world famous Elizabeth Tower, has increased by £18.6m ($ 24.2) due to ‘unforeseen’ issues including WWII bomb damage and the need for a clock expert, triggering Twitter. The House of Commons has said that it is “extremely disappointed” that restoration costs for the 177-year-old clock tower in central…

U.S. cruise operators stop sailing to Cuba, travelers vent anger online

(Reuters) – Major U.S. cruise operators said on Wednesday they will no longer sail to Cuba following the Trump administration’s ban on travel to the Caribbean island, angering travelers and prompting worries about trip cancellations and company earnings. Men watch the cruise ship MS Empress of the Seas, operated by Royal Caribbean International, as it…

False vaccine claims spread online by bots and trolls, says top public-health doc

OTTAWA—Canada’s chief public health officer says the fight against vaccine-related misinformation on social media is being further complicated by the emergence of online bots designed to sow mistrust. Dr. Theresa Tam said Friday in Ottawa that bots have been spreading false claims about vaccinations and increasing tensions on the issue. The misinformation on social media,…