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Facebook counters online extremism with new UK training program for NGOs

Facebook is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last …

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Saudi Arabia: Man Sentenced To Death After Insulting Prophet Muhammad On Twitter

A Saudi man has been sentenced to death after insulting the prophet Muhammad on Twitter. The Saudi religious police had gotten word of Ahmad Al-Shamri’s tweets and went to his door sometime in 2014. He was accused of using social media to say disparaging things about Islam and the prophet …

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Twitter sues US over anti-Trump account

Twitter is suing the US government after it demanded it reveal the identity of an anti-Trump account. The @ALT_USCIS profile was an anonymous profile account criticising President Trump’s immigration policy. The account claimed it was being run by federal employees at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Twitter has …

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Cyber attacks briefly knock out top sites

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Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, SoundCloud, PayPal and several other sites have been affected by three web attacks. All the firms are customers of a company called Dyn, which they use to help users find their sites online. In quick succession on Friday, Dyn was swamped by two attacks that made the …

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