Miss Algeria trolled for skin color after winning title

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Winning a beauty pageant should be a moment of joy, but Miss Algeria Khadija Ben Hamou, from the country‚Äôs vast desert south, was immediately targeted online for her dark skin color. Ben Hamou, 26, is the first southerner to win the title that leads to a shot at the Miss World crown. More than 75 percent of Algerians live in the north, with most prominent figures in public life being lighter skinned northerners. Only one government minister is dark skinned. Some southerners feel excluded from development in…

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Millie Bobby Brown quits Twitter after being trolled

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millie Bobby Brown has quit Twitter Millie Bobby Brown is the latest star to quit Twitter after being trolled. The 14-year-old Stranger Things actor was the subject of homophobic memes on the social media site. Users added “quotes” onto her selfies and photoshopped her into memes to make it appear that she was spreading anti-gay messages. It’s not known whether the deactivating of her account is related to the online trolling. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran experienced…

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