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During the build-up to the explosion #DidcotDemolition was trending on Twitter, and one Oxfordshire resident said: “This has gotta be Didcot’s most momentous occasion since we won the FA vase”.
Hundreds of locals are thought to have defied the guidance issued by power company RWE npower to stay away from the site and watch the demolition via a webcam livestream.
“Aside from fueling right-wing persecution, this is a key reminder of dangers of Silicon Valley controlling content,” tweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald).
May 9 (Reuters) – Facebook workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s “trending” list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media.
“These guidelines do not permit the suppression of political perspectives.
Nor do they permit the prioritization of one viewpoint over another or one news outlet over another,” a spokesperson for Facebook said.
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The coal-fired power station ceased generating in March last year after dominating the skyline around the town since 1970, with the neighbouring gas-fired Didcot B continuing.
An unnamed former Facebook employee told Gizmodo that workers “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers,” according to Gizmodo, while “artificially” adding other stories into the trending list.
The decision to demolish the towers in the early hours of the morning angered some locals, with a petition to change the timing gaining more than 3,000 signatures.
Facebook told Reuters on Monday that there are “rigorous guidelines in place” to maintain neutrality and said that these guidelines do not prohibit any news outlet from appearing in trending topics.
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A police spokesman said that the video, which was uploaded to Facebook, had been reported to them. Police have said a man has been arrested in relation to the incident” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
He was also seen clasping the other man’s hands and taunting him by saying ‘just one punch’.
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The town council had also expressed its disappointment but npower said the timeslot between 3am and 5am had been chosen on health and safety grounds, taking into account the risk of people getting too close to the explosion, and the impact of the dust cloud on local roads and a nearby rail line.
In a cloud of smoke and with a thunderous blast three historic towers were demolished today after dominating an English town’s skyline for more than four decades.