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    Twitter funds ‘Bluesky’ combatting disinformation

    Agence France-Presse. San Francisco | Updated at 02:57pm on December 12, 2019

    Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is funding research aimed at changing the way information circulates on social media — with the goal of combating online violence,...

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    Social media surveillance grows: report

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:10am on November 06, 2019

    Governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and monitor their citizens, in a worrisome trend for democracy, a human rights...

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    Twitter to ban political ads worldwide

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:40pm on October 31, 2019

    Twitter said Wednesday it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing concerns over misinformation from politicians on social...

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    Guidelines set for judges on social media use

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 06:26pm on September 22, 2019

    The Supreme Court Special Committee for Judicial Reforms has laid out a set of guidelines for judicial officials about using social media. They have been...

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    Israel can mine data from social media

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    An Israeli spyware firm thought to have hacked WhatsApp in the past denied a report Friday that it had boasted to clients that it can...

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    Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 03:56pm on May 15, 2019

    Facebook announced on Wednesday that it was tightening access to live-streaming to prevent the rampant sharing of graphic video as took place with the Christchurch...

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    Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to social media

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 04:21pm on April 21, 2019

    The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Sunday, following eight...

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    EPL players boycott social media for 24 hours in racism protest

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:02am on April 20, 2019

    Leading Premier League players on Thursday have backed the Professional Footballers’ Association’s campaign to boycott social media for 24 hours in a stand against racism.The...

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    Social media can be platform of women movement: speakers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:26am on April 08, 2019

    Speakers, mostly academics and women rights activists, on Sunday said that social media could be a platform of women movement in the country.They also said...

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    A day not to ‘like’ for Facebook, hit by outage, criminal probe

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 12:03pm on March 14, 2019

    Facebook grappled with challenges on two fronts Wednesday, an hours-long outage and intensified scrutiny from investigators reportedly probing data deals struck by the world’s largest...