Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West?

China has disrupted WhatsApp in a censorship drive ahead of the government's Communist Party meeting next month. Other social media platforms, which people in the West use every day, are also banned in mainland China. Instead they're replaced by other ones which the government can monitor. So what social media platforms are Chinese people able to use? … Continue reading Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West?

‘What is going on right now?’: Emma Blackery unexpectedly stars at iPhone X launch

"I've had the weirdest 12 hours of my life," says Emma Blackery, after unexpectedly starring during the iPhone X launch. "What happened last night was absolutely crazy," she tells Newsbeat. "I was at home just watching TV, and suddenly my phone lit up with about 20 of my friends all saying the same thing." The unsigned … Continue reading ‘What is going on right now?’: Emma Blackery unexpectedly stars at iPhone X launch

Pimp my tractor! The young farmers customising their vehicles

As everyone important knows, the UK has been making tractors for 100 years. It was in 1917 when Ford began producing the iconic and beloved vehicle of farm life and kids' TV shows. But what if you spend all day in one? You're going to want to customise it to your own specifications. Click here … Continue reading Pimp my tractor! The young farmers customising their vehicles