Crowd control: street photographer Shane Taylors images of London

A hit on Instagram, Taylors quest for finding connections in crowds helped him overcome social anxiety They could be snapshots of an earlier time. In Shane Taylors street photographs of London, we see gentlemen in trilbys stalking around Mayfair and women with powdered faces and rouged cheeks staring imperiously out the windows of grand Piccadilly cafes. A cursory glance might date these images to the 1950s. Take a closer look, however, and you begin to spot telltale details: the white earbuds, the smartphones, the New Routemaster buses in the background. Taylor, whose work pays homage to such greats as Robert Frank and Sergio Larrain, says he was trying to get the classic look I love from those older photographers by …

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right figures

The company has struggled to control far-right hate speech on the platform in recent years Facebook banned several prominent accounts promoting white nationalism on the platform on Thursday. Accounts barred from Facebook, as well as its subsidiary Instagram, as part of the new enforcement include the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos and the anti-Muslim figurehead Laura Loomer. Jones was previously banned from Facebook but still had an account on Instagram, which was no longer live as of Thursday. Weve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology, a Facebook spokesperson said. The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision …