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· June, 2016

Stories about Humor from June, 2016

29 June 2016

Belarusians Get Naked and Get to Work. (President's Orders.)

RuNet Echo

Belarusian Internet users have been taking off their clothes in the workplace, after President Lukashenka's video address went viral.

27 June 2016

An Argentinian Animator Reimagines the Game of Thrones Title Sequence for the Real World

"I saw the intro and the first thing I thought of was making an adapted version for my country".

17 June 2016

The Wild World of Telegram Stickers

RuNet Echo

It’s Friday and today we’re going to write about stickers—not just any stickers, but the stickers that have been flooding the instant messenger app Telegram for the past year.

14 June 2016

Japan's Love Affair With Capybaras

In Japan, there is an online subculture devoted to capybaras, the friendly giant rodent from South America.

12 June 2016

Oops! Facebook's Flag Error Unintentionally Puts the Philippines in a ‘State of War’

"Dear @facebook: It's not a happy Independence Day if our flag is like this. Like seriously."

10 June 2016

What Stereotypes Do Europeans Have of Japan? Google Autocomplete Offers a Clue

A new series of maps shows what Europeans may really think of Japan, and what the Japanese people may really think about other parts of the world.

9 June 2016

How Russians Learned to Laugh About the End of Money

RuNet Echo

Spontaneous encounters with ordinary citizens are always difficult for politicians, and Dmitry Medvedev—whose greatest political asset has been his absence of charisma—handled a recent incident as awkwardly as you'd expect.

No Country for Gags? Politicians Go After Indian Comedian Over Snapchat Video

Global Voices Advocacy

Indian right-wing political parties armed with police complaints have threatened comedian Tanmay Bhat for posting a parody video on two prominent Indian celebrities.

3 June 2016

Japanese Are Uploading Photos to Twitter to Prove They Live in the Boonies

From crab crossing signs to pheasant strolling through town, these photos show life in Japanese countryside.

Problems in Trinidad and Tobago? Write the Queen!

One citizen was so frustrated with the level of crime in the country that she wrote to the Queen of England for help. Social media users, meanwhile, created a hashtag.

1 June 2016

Spain's Archbishop of Valencia and His Crusade Against the ‘Gay Empire’

An LGBT rights advocacy group has filed a formal complaint with the district attorney for hate crimes “for his homophobic and sexist comments that only serve to incite hatred."

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