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New Matilda Scoops Buzzfeed On Explosive, Amazing, Exclusive Cat Story

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It’s a quiet news day over at Buzzfeed – there’s no whistleblowers to mock, there isn’t a Quokka in sight, and Philip Ruddock is on holidays, thus unavailable for a feature piece about how, since his discovery of Snapchat, reported here on Buzzfeed,* he’s using the technology to send provocative messages to small children he jailed while he was Immigration Minister.

So we thought we’d help out.

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‘Chuck Another Flag On The Barbie’: How To Make White Patriots Lose Their Mind

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An interesting social experiment is playing out on Facebook right now, in the form of a Facebook page which has sprung up called ‘Chuck Another Flag On The Barbie’.

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Waterbed Racism In A Virtual World: Just When You Think You’re On Top, Something Else Pops Up

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Regular readers of New Matilda will probably be familiar with the story we ran last week about a game being sold through Apple, Amazon and Google, which enabled players to ‘beat to death a virtual Aborigine’.

By way of update, the game has been removed from all three retailers. And federal minister Mitch Fifield has demanded ‘an investigation’ into how it occurred… or at least that’s how some media reported it. In truth, an ‘investigation’ might be a bit of a stretch – Fifield has in all probability simply asked for a briefing… mindful, of course, that in a week this will no longer be news in the mainstream outlets, and we can all move on.

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A Little Something For The Holidayers Returning Back To Work In the Morning

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As the festive season wraps up, some of us apparently have to return to work tomorrow morning. For the New Matilda team at least, this is what we predict we will look like trying to get out of bed tomorrow (maybe not the first 20 seconds, but definitely everything after that).

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Apple Cans ‘Australia Survival’ Game Where Players Beat To Death A ‘Virtual Aborigine’

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Overnight, Apple has pulled down a controversial game from its App Store which encouraged users to ‘fight the aboriginals’ and beat them to death with stone axes.

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