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Muzmatch adds $7M to swipe right on Muslim-majority markets

Muzmatch, a matchmaking app for Muslims, has just swiped a $7 million Series A on the back of continued momentum for its community-sensitive approach to soulmate searching for people of the Islamic faith.

It now has more than 1.5 million users of its apps, across 210 countries, swiping, matching and chatting online as they try to find “the one.”

The funding, which Muzmatch says will help fuel growth in key international markets, is jointly led by U.S. hedge fund Luxor Capital and Silicon…

How the new ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood stereotyping

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Though critically acclaimed and widely beloved, the 1992 animated feature Aladdin had some serious issues with stereotyping.

Disney wanted to avoid repeating these same problems in the live-action version of Aladdin, which came out on May 24. So they sought advice from a Community Advisory Council comprised of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Muslim scholars, activists, and creatives. I was asked to be a part of the group because of my expertise on representations of Arabs and Muslims in the…

Hulu’s ‘Ramy’ is a revolutionary millennial dramedy

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Hulu’s new original dramedy Ramy is the latest in a surge of television shows about millennials coming to terms with their identity. It’s difficult not to compare it with counterparts like  Insecure, Fleabag, Atlanta, Master of None, Dear White People, all of which are masterful in capturing the farrago of human emotions through nuanced humor and deep reflection. 

But Ramy distinguishes itself through the revolutionary…

A French Muslim group is suing Facebook and YouTube for hosting the Christchurch shooting video

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When that little white box on Facebook asks you, “What’s on your mind?”, could Facebook be responsible for what you have to say?

A group representing French Muslims is suing the French branches of Facebook and YouTube for hosting the video of the Christchurch attack in New Zealand. The group, the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), says that by enabling the live streaming of the mosque shooting, that killed 50, the tech platforms were “broadcasting a message with violent content…

New Zealand’s silver fern redrawn as Muslims praying gets plenty of online attention

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In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack, a reimagined version of a famous New Zealand symbol has garnered plenty of online attention.

Australian cartoonist Pat Campbell, who works for newspaper The Canberra Times, drew an illustration of the silver fern showing Muslims in different stages of prayer for the publication.

Campbell first drew the image on Saturday morning, which instead of fern fronds,…

New Zealand’s silver fern redrawn as Muslims praying gets plenty of online attention

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In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack, a reimagined version of a famous New Zealand symbol has garnered plenty of online attention.

Australian cartoonist Pat Campbell, who works for newspaper The Canberra Times, drew an illustration of the silver fern showing Muslims in different stages of prayer for the publication.

Campbell first drew the image on Saturday morning, which instead of fern fronds,…

New Zealand’s silver fern redrawn as Muslims praying gets plenty of online attention

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In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack, a reimagined version of a famous New Zealand symbol has garnered plenty of online attention.

Australian cartoonist Pat Campbell, who works for newspaper The Canberra Times, drew an illustration of the silver fern showing Muslims in different stages of prayer for the publication.

Campbell first drew the image on Saturday morning, which instead of fern fronds,…

Facebook and Instagram ban UK far-right figure Tommy Robinson

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Facebook and Instagram have banned Tommy Robinson, former leader and founder of the far-right, anti-Muslim group English Defence League (EDL). 

Facebook said in a blogpost that they have removed Robinson’s pages on Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. The profiles have been taken down for “repeatedly” violating the community guidelines by “posting material that uses dehumanizing language and calls for violence targeted at Muslims.”

Facebook and Instagram ban UK far-right figure Tommy Robinson

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Facebook and Instagram have banned Tommy Robinson, former leader and founder of the far-right, anti-Muslim group English Defence League (EDL). 

Facebook said in a blogpost that they have removed Robinson’s pages on Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. The profiles have been taken down for “repeatedly” violating the community guidelines by “posting material that uses dehumanizing language and calls for violence targeted at Muslims.”

Internal memo from Google’s CEO insists search results are free from political bias

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Google chief Sundar Pichai wants the people working for him to understand this clearly: Google’s search results aren’t influenced by political bias.

That’s the message Pichai focused on sending in a Friday email to all employees. He was responding to reports of a January 2017 email chain that started a few days after Donald Trump instituted his first version of the Muslim ban.

A Thursday report from the…