Great Ormond Street Hospital is not meeting care standards for intersex children, a BBC investigation says. It found that some patients who had been born with sexual development disorders, and their families, had no access to psychological care. And not all cases were properly discussed before the patient had life changing, irreversible surgery. Health regulator CQC is investigating. The hospital said it was committed to working with seriously ill children. Intersex, also known as disorders of sexual development (DSD), is when sex characteristics – including genitals, reproductive organs and chromosome ...Read More »
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YouTube’s child protection mechanism is breaking down, according to some of the company’s volunteer watchdogs. There’s a constant anxiety that those seeking to abuse or groom young children will use social media to reach them – and YouTube is aware of the problem. The video-sharing site has a special network of volunteers, called Trusted Flaggers, who help identify worrisome posts and comments on the network. But now members of YouTube’s Trusted Flagger programme have told BBC Trending that the company has a huge backlog of reports, some months old, and ...Read More »
NYT editor: Trump’s attacks are “failing” President Trump loves to take potshots on Twitter at media companies that he thinks treat him unfairly. On Wednesday, Trump attacked one of his favorite targets, the New York Times, tweeting from his @realdonaldtrump account. “Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong. Now worse!” Trump also loves to claim that the publisher is “failing,” but that idea needs to be fact checked, because shares of New York Times Co(NYT). are up 30% ...Read More »
The EU naval mission to tackle people smuggling in the central Mediterranean is failing to achieve its aims, a British parliamentary committee says. In a report, the House of Lords EU Committee says Operation Sophia does not “in any meaningful way” disrupt smugglers’ boats. The destruction of wooden boats has forced the smugglers to use rubber dinghies, putting migrants at even greater risk, the document says. Operation Sophia began in 2015. It was set up in the wake of a series of disasters in which hundreds of migrants died while ...Read More »