Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… spread extremist propaganda. In particular, security services have criticised Facebook, Twitter and Google for relying too much on other people to report inappropriate content, rather than spotting it themselves. In April, Germany passed a bill to fine social networks up to 50m (44m) if they failed to give users the option to report hate speech and fake news, or if they refused to remove illegal content flagged as either images of child sexual abuse or inciting terrorism. Following the London …

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Physician Says Racist ‘White Doctor’ Rant Reflects Larger Issue In Canada

June 22, 2017

A lot of physicians who are visible minorities or have accents that suggest that theyre immigrants, they face this, Dr. Nadia Alam, leader of the Ontario-based organization and a blogger for HuffPost Canada, told CBC Toronto. When told to go to a hospital instead, the woman responded, Im not going there with all those Paki doctors. Alam told CTV news that she was horrified by the footage. It brought back memories of racism that I dealt with as a child, racism I dealt with as a medical …

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

… what happened,” Panetta told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Trump, who has said in the past he’d be “honored” to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has repeatedly said that if China doesn’t deal with Pyongyang, the US would be willing to go it alone. US reactions On Monday, the President expressed dismay at the news of Warmbier’s death, calling North Korea a “brutal regime” and telling tech CEOs gathered at the White House that a lot of bad …

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Cuban Government Says Trump Will Not Weaken The Revolution

June 17, 2017

In a statement read out on the evening news, the Communist government said Trump was resorting to coercive methods of the past that hurt the Cuban people and prevented economic development but would not weaken the revolution. The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution, Havana said. He said he based the measures largely on human rights grounds, calling on Cuba to …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… depressurize, The Guardian reported. Walsh told Milwaukee news station WTMJ-TV that Thompson was an experienced and careful pilot who was wearing a fireproof flight suit at the time of the crash. The crash left Thompson with burns on 40 percent of his body. Thursdays crash involved a hot air balloon known as a thermal airship, according to Jon Radowski, owner of hot air balloon manufacturer Apex Balloons.Unlike a traditional blimp, which is inflated with helium, a thermal airship uses …

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Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London. It is often depicted in films, news and documentaries showing the throng of commuters journeying to work into the City from London Bridge Station. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Freshstart v3 – Resellers Unlimited Licenses AdBridger Commercial Without Ads Snapchat Marketing Success Kit Upsell2 Get your hands on our 4 additional Biz-in-a-Boxes for the price of One and add 5 new earning streams …

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NBC Has A Right To Book Alex Jones, But Does It Have A Good Enough Reason?

June 14, 2017

… interview showed Kelly challenging Jones on Sandy Hook, and pointing out when he dodged a question about his views.Still, Jones is seen on camera sowing doubt about a matter of fact. That 20 children and six educators were murdered in Newtown, Connecticut, isnt up for debate. Alex Jones said Monday he doesn’t want NBC to air his interview.  OnMondays show, Jones said he taped the four-hour interview with Kelly and plans to expose news media manipulation after it airs. I knew …

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London Bridge attack : ‘I helped 200 people hide in a pub cellar’ – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… Belanger Insp Cole said: “We had the situation of people coming running out of the market, they were in a state of panic – lots of screaming. “So I literally just grabbed hold of as many as we could and directed them into the basement of the bar. “I felt that was as reasonably safe a place as we had at the moment, rather than roaming the streets.” After getting the news that the attackers had been shot, Insp Cole went to tell those sheltering in the pub. …

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Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue

June 11, 2017

… own. Due to rough waters, rescuers determined that it was too dangerous for the boat to try to tow the whale back out to seaand that it was time to end the whales suffering, according to Australias ABC news. Its been a very, very difficult afternoon for everybody involved, Shona Lorigan, vice president of the marine rescue organization ORRCA, told the Sydney Morning Herald.Mother natures not helped us today;the waves are getting bigger as I watch,Lorigan said As the weather grew worse, the …

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Hackers steal Twitter accounts to spread fake news

June 11, 2017

… switching the username. The hacker then creates a new account under the original username and oftentimes uses the same profile picture and display name, according to The Verge. Because of this “DoubleSwitch,” the original user is unable to recover the original account. They do not know the old account’s new account name and their original account name is now registered to the hacker. Why the takeover? Hackers are using these accounts to spread fake news. Of course, the …

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

… depends on doing business with Qatar. Tillerson said that the US will throw its weight behind efforts by the Emir of Kuwait to act as a mediator to bring about a resolution to the crisis, which was reportedly sparked by an interview with the Qatari leader that Qatar said was a false news story. CNN is reporting that US investigators believe Russian hackers may have been behind the effort, and the FBI has been sent to Qatar to help probe. US officials: Russia behind Qatar crisis …

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Election 2017: Pound falls sharply but UK shares rise – BBC News

June 9, 2017

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… news broadcast: funnels of smoke signifying a fresh airstrike; clouds of tear gas billowing after a street protest. But Minelli colors the smoke in beautiful shades of pink, blue, green, and orange — an incongruity that invites his audience to take a second look. “I am acknowledging the nature of smoke and using it for another purpose, political and artistic,” he explains. It’s a tactic that’s gotten unpredictable results, the artist says. “In …

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Sir David Attenborough regrets missed family time – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… spreading, and the seas are warming – all those factors cause great changes in our fortunes.” When asked which animal he felt a kinship with, Sir David replied: “That has to be an ape. Because our kinship is a reality. I don’t feel it with a mosquito or, indeed, a whale.” Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCnewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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‘The World Cannot Wait And Neither Will We,’ 61 Mayors Pledge

June 3, 2017

In an open letterThursday, the mayors of 61 U.S. cities from Burlington, Vermont, to Los Angeles promised to meet commitments agreed to under the international accord, namely cutting carbon emissions in an effort to ward off the worst effects of global climate change. The world cannot wait and neither will we. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh tries to persuade President Donald Trump not to withdraw from the Paris climate accord during a news conference Wednesday. He’s one of the …

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Bill OReilly’s ‘Killing Patton’ Movie Gets Killed By Fox’s NatGeo

June 2, 2017

According to The Hollywood Reporter,OReillys latest movie adaptation of his best-selling Killing book series has been scrapped by the National Geographic Channel but apparently not for the reasons youre thinking. Despite multiple sexual harassment claims against him, and Fox news, which is also owned by 21st Century Fox, severing ties with OReilly, NatGeo told THR the movie was just a difficult project to crack creatively. The movie, which is about World War II General George S. Patton, …

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California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime

June 1, 2017

… In a 2013 op-ed published in the local news site My Antelope Valley, Parris said it wouldbe a blessing if those children, who would receive citizenship after being born in the U.S., returned to Lancaster to seek higher education, start a business and raise a family. Though Parris comments show that he favors Chinese immigrants, they also reveal his apparent prejudices. Read Vices full profile on Parris here. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Video Profits Theme – …

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Scott Pelley Reportedly Axed From ‘CBS Evening News’

May 31, 2017

The New York Post, which broke the story on Tuesday evening, saidPelley will remain with the networkat 60 Minutes. There is no word yet on who will replace him, but CBS Money is reporting that senior national correspondent Anthony Mason will likely fill infor now. Scott has it all. He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS news, Jeff Fager, who was then chairman of CBS news, said in a statement at the time. We like to think of CBS …

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Facebook valiantly tries but fails to moderate hate speech in Myanmar

May 30, 2017

… manager at PEN Myanmar Centre, a literary advocacy group, told the Myanmar Times last year. “The number of shares, likes and comments on false information or fake news is astounding.” The Institute for War and Peace Reporting found 565 cases of hate speech on social and broadcast media in Myanmar from August to October last year, with just over half targeted to Muslims and Rohingya. WATCH: What it’s like to be black and Irish in a post-Brexit world More From this publisher …

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Ryanair trolls British Airways hard over travel disruption disaster

May 30, 2017

Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Ryanair is making hay while the sun is not shining on British Airways. BA customers are facing a third day of travel disruption because of a breakdown in the airline’s computer system. SEE ALSO: British Airways suffers major IT outage, cancels and delays flights worldwide And Ryanair is making no attempt to hide its schadenfreude: Breaking news: BA appoints new head of IT…. #ShouldHaveFlownRyanair pic.twitter.com/pR5lwJmr95 Ryanair (@Ryanair) …

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Sean Hannity Clams Up On Live TV As His Conspiracy Theory Falls Apart

… linking Russia to the Trump campaign. The change in tone came just hours after Hannity continued to peddlea retracted Fox news story on his radio program. The thinly sourced story, which was also removed from Fox news website, pushed a conspiracy theory linking the slain former Democratic National Committee staffer to WikiLeaks. Police suspect Rich was fatally shot in a robbery attempt while he was walking in his Washington, D.C., neighborhood last July. As for my job here at the Fox news …

May 24, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

… on sharing the news of his daughters death, but due to the high-profile nature of his job, he had no choice. Joss Whedon will replace Zack Snyder on “Justice League.” What they are going through is unimaginable, and my heart our hearts go out to them, Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich said.Were not introducing any new characters. Its the same characters in some new scenes. Hes handing the baton to Joss, but the course has really been set by Zack. I still believe …

May 24, 2017
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Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Goodbye In Scathing NYT Column

… news. It is, I hope, instead an obituary for the culture he purveyed a culture that affected me profoundly and personally. Lewinsky outlines the way that Ailes success building Fox news into the cable juggernaut it is today was intimately tied to the sensationalization and 24/7 coverage of her most painful public moments. She writes: Just two years after Rupert Murdoch appointed Mr. Ailes to head the new cable news network, my relationship with President Bill Clinton became public. Mr. Ailes, …

May 23, 2017
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