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Zuckerberg promises Facebook policy review

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday promised to review the social network’s policies that led to its decision to not moderate controversial messages posted by US President Donald Trump. The announcement, which came in the form of a letter to employees, appeared aimed …

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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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“The threat of fake news during a pandemic”

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ICT Ministry together with Ministry of Heath, The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung  and UBC TV, will on Saturday host a  webinar on how to combat  misinformation. The theme of the webinar is “The Threat of Fake News During a Pandemic” “The abundance of misinformation swirling around COVID-19 …

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MultiChoice customers to purchase television items on Jumia

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | MultiChoice Uganda customers can now access a range of items including decoders, dish, external antenna, remote control on the e-commerce website – Jumia, officials announced on May 29. Colin Asiimwe, the MultiChoice Uganda head of marketing said that the partnership between the two firms is …

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Trump hits back at Twitter

  Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump has hit back at Twitter, that concealed one his tweets on Friday for “glorifying violence.” The US president says social media companies censor conservative voices like his. “Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies and propaganda being …

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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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