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1. ARGENTINA

"Benedict XVI resigns because of waning energy" - Clarin

2. CHINA

"Pope announces resignation" - Apple Daily

3. USA

New York Times

4. FRANCE

"Pope resigns. Benedict XVI doesn't have "enough energy" to lead the Church. He will be stepping down on Feb. 28." - Libération

5. ITALY

"Pope announces: I will be leaving on Feb. 28" - La Stampa

6. GERMANY

"The German Pope Benedict XVI steps down" - Die Welt

7. POLAND

"Pope Benedict XVI announces abdication" - Gazeta Wyborcza

8. SOUTH AFRICA

Mail & Guardian

9. BRAZIL

"Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of February" - Fohla de S. Paulo

10. INDIA

Times of India


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Absolute Free Speech Is A Recipe For Violence: Notes From Paris For Monsieur Musk

Elon Musk bought Twitter in the name of absolute freedom. But numerous research shows that social media hate speech leads to actual violence. Musk and others running social networks need to strike a balance.

Absolute Free Speech Is A Recipe For Violence: Notes From Paris For Monsieur Musk

Freedom on social networks can result in insults and defamation

Jean-Marc Vittori

-Analysis-

PARIS — Elon Musk is the world's leading reckless driver. The ever unpredictable CEO of Tesla and SpaceX is now behind a very different wheel as the new head of Twitter.

He began by banning remote work before slightly backtracking and authorizing it for the company’s “significant contributors.” Now he’s opened the door to Donald Trump to return to Twitter, while at the same time vaunting a decrease in the number of hate-messages that appear on the social network…all while firing Twitter’s content moderation teams.

But this time, the world’s richest man will have to make choices. He’ll have to limit his otherwise unconditional love of free speech. “Freedom consists of being able to do everything that does not harm others,” proclaimed the French-born Declaration of the Rights of Man in 1789.

Yet freedom on social networks results not only in insults and defamation, but sometimes also in physical aggression.

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