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Ben Simmons shouts out Australian legend ‘egg boy’ on his sneakers

The now famous teen who cracked an egg on the head of an Australian politician certainly has some high profile fans.

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons paid tribute to the 17-year-old kid known as “egg boy,” by writing the teen’s name on his yellow shoes before the game against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday.

The team’s mental performance coach, Paddy Steinfort, posted the image of Simmons’ sneakers in his Instagram story. That’s a pretty awesome shout out.

Ben Simmons giving a shout out to Egg Boy on court for the 76ers tonight (via @pjsteinfort) pic.twitter.com/zPJMEZ7zwn

— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) March 19, 2019 Read more…

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Facebook says the original New Zealand shooter video was viewed about 4,000 times before removal

Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting, but questions remain

We already knew that Facebook moved quickly on Thursday to stop videos of the New Zealand mass shooting from spreading, but now we have some actual numbers.

In a public statement and identical series of tweets dispensed by Facebook Newsroom, the company confirms that 1.5 million videos were removed in the first 24 hours following the terror attack on two New Zealand mosques that left 50 dead and 50 injured as of Sunday. Of those, 1.2 million were stopped before they were even uploaded.

The news and accompanying statement comes from Facebook exec Mia Garlick:

In the first 24 hours we removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload…

— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) March 17, 2019 Read more…

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Teen eggs an Australian official after his racist reaction to the New Zealand shooting

One Australian teen gave the world a much-needed moment of catharsis on Saturday, egging Australian senator Fraser Anning over his reaction to the horrific Christchurch, New Zealand mass shooting and taking a punch in the face for his efforts. 

Video of the incident, showing the teen sliding up behind Anning while he spoke to reporters, immediately went viral. The teen splats an egg on the back of Anning’s head, filming the whole thing with his phone, which prompted Anning to spin around and throw a punch at the kid. 

Someone has just slapped an egg on the back of Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s head, who immediately turned around and punched him in the face@politicsabc @abcnews pic.twitter.com/HkDZe2rn0X

— Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019 Read more…

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