Belarus set up fake accounts to inflame migrants: Facebook’s Meta

Meta report says the Belarusian KGB set up dozens of fake accounts to stir up migrant crisis on the border with Poland. Facebook’s parent company Meta has linked the Belarusian KGB to the setting up of dozens of fake social media accounts of people posing as journalists and activists to stir up a migrant crisis on theContinue reading “Belarus set up fake accounts to inflame migrants: Facebook’s Meta”

Misinformation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities, how little some platforms have done to stop it, and, most importantly, how to have a very good morning.

Fanatic anti-vaxxers and coronavirus deniers are continuing to radicalize | COVID-19 Special – DW News

A 20-year old petrol station worker was shot dead in Germany after asking a customer to mask up. The country has seen many protests, sometimes violent, over its hygiene rules – but the shooting was the first death directly linked to the restrictions. It prompted widespread shock and condemnation. It’s an escalation of conspiracy theories.Continue reading “Fanatic anti-vaxxers and coronavirus deniers are continuing to radicalize | COVID-19 Special – DW News”

Temple High students stage walkout after transgender student is denied access to female locker room

Video and pictures spread over social media depicting students protesting inside and outside of the school. Dozens of Temple High School students staged a protest Wednesday morning in support of a transgender student who was denied female bathroom and locker room privileges.  “I just wanted to help make a change. Do whatever I could,” saidContinue reading “Temple High students stage walkout after transgender student is denied access to female locker room”

Facebook shields millions of VIP users from standard moderation protocols, per report

Facebook is using a program that whitelists millions of VIP users from the company’s standard content moderation practices, according to The Wall Street Journal. The program is known as “cross check” or “XCheck,” and it creates special rules for content moderation when it comes to millions of VIP accounts on Facebook and Instagram, according toContinue reading “Facebook shields millions of VIP users from standard moderation protocols, per report”

Police on-scene at Vail elementary school after group threatens to zip-tie principal over COVID-19 protocols

A conflict over the COVID-19 quarantine policy at a Vail Unified School District elementary school has been resolved shortly after protesters threatened to make a citizen’s arrest on the principal Thursday morning. According to VUSD officials, a student at Mesquite Elementary School was asked to quarantine after he reportedly was in close contact with anContinue reading “Police on-scene at Vail elementary school after group threatens to zip-tie principal over COVID-19 protocols”

AOC Challenger Tina Forte Promoted and Attended Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

In this special investigation, Snopes found that the apparent QAnon believer livestreamed to Facebook Live the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Republican Tina Forte is running in 2022 to claim the New York seat in Congress currently held by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez, better known as AOC, is a Democrat. During a recent investigation intoContinue reading “AOC Challenger Tina Forte Promoted and Attended Jan. 6 Capitol Riot”

Taliban Spokesman Accuses Facebook of Stifling Free Speech by Banning Group

At his first press conference in 20 years, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid joined the techlash, by complaining about Facebook censorship. THE TALIBAN SPOKESMAN, Zabihullah Mujahid, emerged from the shadows on Tuesday and devoted part of his first press conference to a rant about Facebook, in which he accused the tech giant of violating the Islamist group’s rightContinue reading “Taliban Spokesman Accuses Facebook of Stifling Free Speech by Banning Group”

Instagram, Twitter blame glitches for deleting Palestinian posts

As Palestinians took to social media to protest pending evictions, some found their posts removed or their accounts blocked Instagram and Twitter have blamed technical errors for deleting posts mentioning the possible eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, but data rights groups fear “discriminatory” algorithms are at work and want greater transparency. It came asContinue reading “Instagram, Twitter blame glitches for deleting Palestinian posts”

Facebook urged to scrap Instagram for children plans

A group of public health advocates from around the world wants Facebook to scrap its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children. A letter from the Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood, signed by 99 groups and individuals, claims the “image-obsessed” platform is dangerous for children’s health and privacy. Plans for an Instagram for under-13sContinue reading “Facebook urged to scrap Instagram for children plans”

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