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Generation Z: creative and committed, against the virus

Paris, France | AFP |  With their art, technology know-how, creative social networking skills or political commitment, post-millennials, known as Generation Z, have found their own ways to help others through the coronavirus lockdown. From Colombia to Senegal, Malaysia to North Macedonia, AFP talked to a group of 15- to 24-year-olds, …

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Rights activists rip Facebook’s Zuckerberg over Trump comments

Washington, United States | AFP | Civil rights activists on Tuesday slammed as “incomprehensible” Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s justification for allowing incendiary comments on violence and voter suppression on the social network from President Donald Trump. The comments came after a discussion involving the Facebook CEO and leaders of rights organizations to discuss the hands-off …

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Trump to target social media with executive order

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump was set Thursday to target social media giants like Twitter, which he accuses of bias against him, with an executive order opening them to new regulation. “This will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!” Trump said on Twitter. …

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Facebook, Twitter place warning labels on altered Biden video

Washington, United States | AFP | Facebook and Twitter both added tags denoting false or manipulated content to a video reposted by President Donald Trump of his Democrat rival Joe Biden. The edited video, which appeared to show Biden endorsing the president, was marked “partly false” by Facebook and “manipulated …

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EU threatens tougher rules on hate speech after Facebook meeting

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  A top EU official for digital policy warned Monday that big tech companies could face tougher rules and penalties in Europe if they failed to adequately curb hate speech and disinformation. European Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton remarks followed talks with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, who was …

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp hits 2 billion users mark

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world, as it reaffirmed its stand on the need for strong encryption to protect privacy. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of …

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