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Worms Wars

More Or Less investigates the debate over mass deworming projects; BBC Trending asks if it’s time to get rid of the “comments” section and The Why Factor looks at diaries.

A debate has been raging over the last month about the benefits of mass deworming projects. Hugely popular with the UN and many charities, the evidence behind the practice has come under attack. Are the criticisms justified?

BBC Trending asks if it’s time to get rid of the “comments” section. This month the Daily Dot decided it wasn’t worth the trouble and closed theirs down. Several other technology sites are assessing the need for online comment. But how do you foster engagement and dialogue without inadvertently feed the trolls?

In The Why Factor, Mike Williams asks why do we keep diaries. He talks to the people who write diaries and the historians on a mission to “rescue” the diaries of normal people.

(Image: A nurse gives medicine to a child to prevent worms. Credit: AFP)

55 minutes

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Fri 21 Aug 2015 01:06GMT

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  • Thu 20 Aug 2015 08:06GMT
  • Fri 21 Aug 2015 01:06GMT

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