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Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns

Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns A report by campaign group Avaaz examining how Facebook’s platform is being used to spread hate speech in the Assam region of North East India suggests the company is once again failing to prevent its platform […]

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British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads

British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads In yet another letter seeking to pry accountability from Facebook, the chair of a British parliamentary committee has pressed the company over its decision to adopt a policy on political ad that supports flagrant lying. In the letter Damian Collins, chair of […]

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Meet Facebook’s latest fake

Meet Facebook’s latest fake Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a 35-year-old billionaire who keeps refusing to sit in front of international parliamentarians to answer questions about his ad business’ impact on democracy and human rights around the world, has a new piece of accountability theatre to sell you: An “Oversight Board“. Not of […]

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Telegram’s crypto tokens are (kind of) going on sale to the public for the first time

Telegram’s crypto tokens are (kind of) going on sale to the public for the first time Telegram, the most hyped ICO in the history of ICOs, is finally making its tokens available to retail investors through a limited listing that will precede a full sale later this year — but there are […]

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This entrepreneur is donating unwanted bike-sharing cycles to underprivileged students in Myanmar

This entrepreneur is donating unwanted bike-sharing cycles to underprivileged students in Myanmar What is the world to do with the graveyards of dockless bicycles left over after China’s bike sharing startups retreated from global markets? One man has come up with the best idea to date: donate them to students who need […]

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A young entrepreneur is building the Amazon of Bangladesh

A young entrepreneur is building the Amazon of Bangladesh At just 26, Waiz Rahim is supposed to be involved in the family business, having returned home in 2016 with an engineering degree from the University of Southern California. Instead, the young entrepreneur is plotting to build the Amazon of Bangladesh. Deligram, Rahim’s […]

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Rakuten’s Viber chat app plans to charge to operate chatbots in controversial move

Rakuten’s Viber chat app plans to charge to operate chatbots in controversial move Viber, the messaging app down by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten, is poised to implement a controversial new strategy that will see it charge companies that run chatbots on its platform. The conventional wisdom is to work with content companies […]

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Fabula AI is using social spread to spot ‘fake news’

Fabula AI is using social spread to spot ‘fake news’ UK startup Fabula AI reckons it’s devised a way for artificial intelligence to help user generated content platforms get on top of the disinformation crisis that keeps rocking the world of social media with antisocial scandals. Even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has sounded […]

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Facebook removes hundreds of accounts linked to fake news group in Indonesia

Facebook removes hundreds of accounts linked to fake news group in Indonesia Facebook said it has removed hundreds of Facebook and Instagram counts with links to an organization that peddled fake news. The world’s fourth largest country with a population of over 260 million, Indonesia is in election year alongside Southeast Asia […]

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Mark Zuckerberg is “proud” of how Facebook handled its scandals this year

Mark Zuckerberg is “proud” of how Facebook handled its scandals this year After the year Mark Zuckerberg’s had, you’d think he’d struggle to appear so chipper. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made,” he said in an end-of-year note posted on his Facebook page for everyone to see. Acknowledging that the social […]

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