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Facebook to block news on Australian sites after new law, riling lawmakers

Facebook to block news on Australian sites after new law, riling lawmakers

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday said it would stop Australians sharing news content on its platforms if a proposal to make it [more…]

Facebook improving hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

Facebook improving hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that it was preparing for Myanmar’s general election in November by improving the detection and removal of hate [more…]

Facebook lifts block on pro-Biden ad, citing ‘enforcement error’

Facebook lifts block on pro-Biden ad, citing ‘enforcement error’

Published 01/09/2020

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday it had erred in blocking a pro-Biden ad submitted by Democratic political action committee Priorities [more…]

Facebook partners with external researchers to study its impact during U.S. election

Facebook partners with external researchers to study its impact during U.S. election

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday it is partnering with external researchers to examine the impact of the social media site on society during [more…]

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - A three-year-old girl entangled in the tail of a giant kite survived a terrifying ride after being swept more than 100 feet (30 [more…]

Facebook faces heat from Indian lawmakers on content practices

Facebook faces heat from Indian lawmakers on content practices

Published 17/08/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian politicians are trading barbs over a media report that Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) content policies favoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, [more…]

Google says Australian antitrust law would hit small content creators

Google says Australian antitrust law would hit small content creators

Published 17/08/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google on Monday said a proposed antitrust law in Australia forcing tech firms to pay for news that appears [more…]

Trump gets verified account on TikTok competitor Triller

Trump gets verified account on TikTok competitor Triller

Published 16/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump now has a verified account on TikTok competitor Triller, another sign of the White House’s disfavor toward the [more…]

Humanity versus disease showcased as London’s Science Museum reopens doors

Humanity versus disease showcased as London’s Science Museum reopens doors

Published 11/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Exhibits showcasing humanity’s battle with infectious disease will greet visitors recently emerged from coronavirus lockdowns when London’s Science Museum re-opens its doors [more…]

Russia fines Google for not blocking banned content – Ifax

Russia fines Google for not blocking banned content – Ifax

Published 10/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Monday fined Google 1.5 million roubles ($20,350) after finding it guilty of failing to block content banned in [more…]