In his study, Mat Hardy, Senior Lecturer at Deakin University in Canada, cited examples from the storyline of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, the heir to the Iron Throne — a white Westerner who navigates the perils of the Eastern lands to claim her birthright.
Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook of "racially biased censorship" and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement, adding to criticism the company has faced in recent months over its management of content on its network of 1.8 billion users.
Facebook has started offering "Political Bias" training to its employees to address the concerns that were raised during the trending topics controversy where the social media giant was accused to systematic bias towards conservatives.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump hosted the sketch-comedy show "Saturday Night Live," defying protesters to make the highly anticipated but controversial primetime television appearance.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of products bearing the image of the Confederate battle flag.
Baltimore police enforced a curfew for a third night Thursday, as new reports emerged over how the black man at the center of the latest US racial unrest sustained fatal injuries while in police custody.