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Some US news websites blocked by EU data law

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Several major US news websites including the Los Angeles Times were blocked in Europe on Friday after the EU’s new data protection laws came into effect. The LA Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun and Orlando Sentinel websites all displayed the same …

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Facebook, Twitter tighten rules for political ads

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter on Thursday announced new guidelines to clearly mark political ads on its platform as Facebook said it began implementing a policy requiring labeling and verification of identities of those paying for political messages. The moves by the two social media firms come in …

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Teso Fruit Factory set for launch finally in August

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dry tests at the Teso Fruit Factory in Soroti indicate it will finally be ready for launch before the end of this year. Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde, members of the Board of Uganda Development Corporation, Leaders of Teso Region, farmers and other stakeholders toured …

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Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts

Paris, France | AFP | Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces “community standards” against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech. Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data …

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