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More than 1.6 million social media accounts are owned by underage children

More than 1.6 million social media accounts owned by children are falsely registered with an adult age, a survey by the advertising regulator suggests.

Some 93% of young people aged 11 to 17 say they have an account with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter or YouTube, with a quarter (24%) misreporting their age when doing so, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found.

At least 11% of the accounts are registered by children falsely claiming they are 18 or over, the poll suggests.

This mean more than 3.6 million social media accounts owned by young people carried false ages, the

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Farmers in plea for help as crises threatens livelihoods

Calls for support come as British shoppers looking for eggs have been met with empty shelves, as the UK’s largest ever outbreak of bird flu and rising costs have placed pressure on egg supplies across the country.

On Monday, members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) met at the Cymru Poultry Conference and expressed their serious concerns for the impact that severe energy price inflation, hikes in feed costs and the worst ever UK outbreak of Avian Influenza were taking on their businesses and their families.

Following the conference, NFU Cymru has written to the Welsh Government calling for immediate

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Fresh wave of Russian attacks leaves most of Ukraine without power
Blacked out Kyiv

A new onslaught of Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure on Wednesday caused power outages across the country – and in neighbouring Moldova – further hobbling Ukraine’s battered electricity network and compounding civilians’ misery as winter advances.

Multiple regions reported attacks in quick succession and Ukraine’s Energy Ministry said that “the vast majority of electricity consumers were cut off”.

Officials said three people were killed and nine wounded in the capital, Kyiv, after a two-storey building was hit. In the outlying region, four people were killed and 34 wounded, the region’s governor Oleksii Kuleba said.

Russia has been

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Rail users in Shrewsbury support RMT strikes despite disruption
Helen Donoghue from Wellington

A minority of travellers were angry about the RMT union’s decision to ramp up their industrial action as they attempt to gain concessions on pay and terms and conditions.

Mandy Carnahan, 50, a nurse from Ruyton-XI-Towns, said even though the strikes would “mess up” a planned work trip to Cardiff, she could understand why the workers were going to be downing tools again.

“I am not against people striking for pay and terms,” she said. “It is up to the Government to step in and settle it.”

Nurses: Mandy Carnahan and Jo Stickley from the Shrewsbury
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Scammers heading to social media to catch their targets

As of November 2022, online shopping scam reports to the BBB Scam Tracker remain just under all-time highs reached in 2021.

DALLAS — With the holiday season finally here, that also means scammers are out there trying to take advantage of shoppers. And one of their main places to go? Social media.

Since the pandemic, shoppers remain increasingly susceptible to online retail fraud that entices shoppers with hard-to-find items, promises of low prices and easy delivery, according to reports by consumers to the Better Business Bureau (BBB).  

As of November 2022, online shopping scam reports to the BBB Scam Tracker

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