Category: social media

Facebook’s efforts to crack down on hate speech in Myanmar, which has contributed to violent attacks against the minority Muslim population, have been inadequate, according to a Reuters investigation. The social media company has faced warnings from human rights groups…

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Those caught up in such cases tend to be dismissive of such remarks from the Kremlin. They noted that both the human rights ombudswoman appointed by Parliament, Tatyana Moskalkova, and the chairman of the Presidential Human Rights Commission, Mikhail Fedotov,…

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LONDON — A closely watched British parliamentary committee examining Russia’s exploitation of social media to try to influence elections has called for sweeping new regulations on tech companies, and has accused Facebook of providing “disingenuous answers” to some questions while…

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Mr. Silber added: “When we look at what triggers people to mobilize, to take up a new ideology and to do something in opposition to the society they live in, they typically have some kind of grievance, and that could…

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SHANGHAI — For Facebook, success in China was brief. Very brief. For several hours, a Chinese government database showed that Facebook had gained approval to open a subsidiary in the eastern province of Zhejiang. Facebook said it would use the…

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What is Beirut’s tech scene like? What are some of the most popular homegrown apps there? There are some tech start-up incubators in Beirut. Lebanon has terrible communications infrastructure, except for a small area in downtown Beirut that has better…

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry has begun a social media campaign calling for the release of Maria Butina, whom American prosecutors accused this week of acting as a covert Russian agent. Federal prosecutors say that Ms. Butina, 29, attempted to infiltrate political…

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