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We're getting better at protecting elections: Facebook's Clegg

Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year's U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg..
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Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing..
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Prince Charles meets British Holocaust survivors [Video]Prince Charles meets British Holocaust survivors

At the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Prince Charles met Marta Wise, who as a 10-year-old girl was sent to Auschwitz and subjected to experiments at the hands of notorious Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. He..

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Sajid Javid has 'huge confidence' in Britain after Brexit [Video]Sajid Javid has 'huge confidence' in Britain after Brexit

Chancellor Sajid Javid says he has "huge confidence" in Britain post-Brexit, having met with businesses at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Fake videos and AI rattle nerves in Davos [Video]Fake videos and AI rattle nerves in Davos

Worries about deep fake videos and artificial intelligence took center stage at this year's World Economic Forum and an interactive display gave attendees a chance to create their own deep fake. Ciara..

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Richard Ratcliffe: The Govt needs to be "tougher" with Iran [Video]Richard Ratcliffe: The Govt needs to be "tougher" with Iran

Following a meeting with the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary in Downing Street, Richard Ratcliffe says the Government needs to be "tougher" with Iran in its effort to secure the release of his..

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Brexit causing uncertainty in retail industry [Video]Brexit causing uncertainty in retail industry

Kyle Monk, Head of Insight & Analytics at the British Retail Consortium, reflects on the 57,000 jobs lost in the retail sector in the last 12 months, saying Brexit has been a significant factor. Report..

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Diane Abbott "very concerned" over knife crime [Video]Diane Abbott "very concerned" over knife crime

Diane Abbott responds to quarterly statistics for Crime in England and Wales. The Shadow Home Secretary said she was "very concerned" by the level of knife crime. Report by Barnetth. Like us on..

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Police Minister responds to "alarming" crime stats [Video]Police Minister responds to "alarming" crime stats

Police Minister Kit Malthouse says knife crime statistics are "alarming" after the publication of today's crime figures. The Office for National Statistics reported that knife crime offences hit a..

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Matt Hancock gives a statement on coronavirus in the UK [Video]Matt Hancock gives a statement on coronavirus in the UK

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said there is an "increased likelihood" of cases of the new coronavirus in the UK, but insisted the risk to the public remains low and the country is "well..

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Andrea Leadsom announces new bereavement entitlement [Video]Andrea Leadsom announces new bereavement entitlement

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced new leave allowance for bereaved parents. 'Jack's Law' entitles workers to 2 weeks minimum paid time off following the death of a child. Report by..

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Prince Charles plants tree with President Reuven Rivlin [Video]Prince Charles plants tree with President Reuven Rivlin

Prince Charles has met the Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Jerusalem. The Prince and the President planted a tree in the grounds of the Presidential House, 75..

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Prince Charles plants tree with President Reuven Rivin [Video]Prince Charles plants tree with President Reuven Rivin

Prince Charles has met the Israeli President, Reuven Rivin to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Jerusalem. The Prince and the President planted a tree in the grounds of the Presidential House, 75 years..

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'Spirit of Python': Sir Michael Palin on Terry Jones' death [Video]'Spirit of Python': Sir Michael Palin on Terry Jones' death

Sir Michael Palin reflects on the life of Terry Jones, his Monty Python castmate who has died at the age of 77 after battling with dementia. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Public Health England: Coronavirus threat is 'low' [Video]Public Health England: Coronavirus threat is 'low'

Dr Nick Phin, Deputy Director of the National Infection Service at PHE, has described the threat of the coronavirus to the UK as 'low', highlighting precautionary measures which have been introduced to..

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Camilla unveils stained glass windows at children’s hospital [Video]Camilla unveils stained glass windows at children’s hospital

The Duchess of Cornwall has unveiled a “brilliant” set of stained glass windows at a children’s hospital featuring the drawings of Quentin Blake. Based on characters from the famous books of..

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The Duchess of Cambridge visits Womens' Prison [Video]The Duchess of Cambridge visits Womens' Prison

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited HMP Send, a women's prison near Woking, Surrey, where she met with women who have recently been released - to discuss how they rebuild their families. Report by..

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Prince Charles discusses climate change with Greta Thunberg [Video]Prince Charles discusses climate change with Greta Thunberg

Following his speech on decarbonisation at the World Economic Forum in Davos Prince Charles met with climate activist Greta Thunberg to discuss the climate emergency. The Prince left the conference in..

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Duchess of Cornwall Enjoys Student Ballet School Performance [Video]Duchess of Cornwall Enjoys Student Ballet School Performance

The Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed watching student performances alongside dancer Carlos Acosta during her visit to Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham. Camilla praised the work of the students as well..

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Jess Phillips throws support behind Nandy for Labour leader [Video]Jess Phillips throws support behind Nandy for Labour leader

Jess Phillips has thrown her support behind Lisa Nandy after pulling out of the Labour leadership contest. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Lisa Nandy: People find it hard to imagine me as PM [Video]Lisa Nandy: People find it hard to imagine me as PM

Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy has admitted that people find it hard to imagine someone like her as prime minister, but believes the public is 'ready' for a change. Report by Etemadil. Like us..

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Corbyn challenges PM on low pay [Video]Corbyn challenges PM on low pay

Jeremy Corbyn has challenged the Prime Minister during PMQs on bonuses for people on low pay, citing some employees at Greggs who will only see a quarter of their £300 bonus. The Labour leader argued..

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Duchess of Cambridge all smiles with children in Wales [Video]Duchess of Cambridge all smiles with children in Wales

The Duchess of Cambridge visited a children's centre in Cardiff where she began asking parents what are the '5 big questions on the under 5s'. The visit forms part of Kate's landmark survey giving..

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Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for PMQs [Video]Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for the Houses of Parliament for this week's Prime Minister's Questions. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Shapps: New precautions introduced against coronavirus [Video]Shapps: New precautions introduced against coronavirus

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says new precautions are being introduced to protect the country from the coronavirus. Travellers arriving in the UK from the affected region of China are separated..

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Michigan governor urges broader Facebook crackdown on hate speech, citing attacks on state's lawmakers

Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on..
Reuters - Published

Harvey Weinstein jury selection: bias, big data and 'likes'

When lawyers in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial question potential jurors on Thursday, they may already know who has used the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter or criticized victims of sexual harassment in a..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of tradies offer services for free to help bushfire-affected communities

A Facebook group created for tradies willing to help people in bushfire-affected communities has reached nearly 10,000 members.
SBS - Published

Eastern Libyan forces says ready and determined to achieve victory: website

Eastern Libyan forces, which have been trying to seize the capital Tripoli held by the internationally recognized government, said they are "ready and determined" to achieve victory, the forces'..
Reuters - Published

Tradies pitch in to help bushfire victims

A Facebook group created for tradies willing to help people in bushfire-affected communities has now reached almost 9000 members.
SBS - Published

Crafting a snuggly response to Australia's bushfire crisis

A Facebook crafting group has become the driving force behind a nationwide effort to care for Australia’s wildlife amid the bushfire emergency.
The Age - Published

Tunisia PM-designate submits government to president: presidency office

Tunisia's designated prime minister Habib Jemli has submitted a proposed cabinet to President Kais Saied, the office of the presidency said on Wednesday on its Facebook page without giving details.
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'Who knows what to expect': Pauline Hanson sets up lonely hearts phone-in

Senator Pauline Hanson is using her Facebook page to reach out to any lonely people who want someone to tell their troubles to on the last night of the year.
SBS - Published

Hanson sets up lonely hearts phone-in

Senator Pauline Hanson is using her Facebook page to reach out to any lonely people who want someone to tell their troubles to on the last night of the year.
SBS - Published

Bauer, Seven West Media and Daily Mail fight Facebook defamation case

A trio of media outlets including magazine publisher Bauer Media has intervened in a defamation case about the liability of organisations for readers' Facebook comments.
The Age - Published

Singapore 'fake news' law ensnares government critics

A Singapore opposition politician was asked to correct a Facebook post criticizing state education spending on Monday, the fourth use of a new "fake news" law that has been used against government..
Reuters - Published

Anthony Albanese takes aim at Facebook in effort to shore up quality political debate

Labor leader Anthony Albanese will use a speech in Sydney on Saturday to call for a higher quality of political debate and integrity reforms.
SBS - Published

Australia to probe foreign interference through social media platforms

Australia on Thursday established an investigation into potential foreign political interference through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WeChat.
Reuters - Published

Britain's Johnson backs digital tax despite Trump's ire

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would press ahead with new taxes on U.S internet giants like Facebook and Google, putting him at odds with U.S. President Trump who has threatened..
Reuters - Published

UK Conservatives ramp up Facebook election ads

Britain's governing Conservative Party has ramped up its campaigning efforts on social media platform Facebook with a surge of ads highlighting policy areas to younger voters.
Reuters - Published

Britain's electoral law not fit for purpose, says regulator

Laws governing the upcoming British election are not fit for purpose and steps by Facebook and Google to increase transparency around digital adverts are not a substitute for reform, the Electoral..
Reuters - Published

Singapore tells Facebook to correct user's post in test of 'fake news' laws

Singapore instructed Facebook on Friday to publish a correction notice on a user's social media post under a new 'fake news' law, raising fresh questions about how the firm will adhere to government..
Reuters - Published

Vietnam jails three more activists in crackdown on Facebook posts

Vietnam has jailed three more people for anti-government posts on social media platform Facebook deemed to defame the ruling Communist Party and the government, state media and police said on Thursday,..
Reuters - Published

Blogger tests Singapore's fake news law by rebuffing correction order

A blogger said on Thursday he would not comply with a Singapore government order to correct a Facebook post in the first test of the city-state's new 'fake news' law.
Reuters - Published

Vietnam jails another Facebook user as dissent crackdown intensifies

A court in Vietnam sentenced a Facebook user to six years in prison on Tuesday for a series of posts he made on the social media platform that the Southeast Asian country's government said were..
Reuters - Published

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post

Singapore political figure Brad Bowyer on Monday corrected a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment firms following a government request, in the first use of the country's new..
Reuters - Published

Singapore issues first correction request under 'fake news' law

Singapore former opposition politician Brad Bowyer on Monday corrected a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment funds following a government request, in the first use of a new..
Reuters - Published

Students become 'white hat hackers' in national cyber security project

Isabella Hogan, 13, doesn't use Snapchat, Facebook or Twitter and has recently cut back on how much she uses Instagram, for safety reasons.
The Age - Published

Vietnam jails music teacher for 11 years over 'anti-state' Facebook posts

A court in Vietnam jailed a music teacher for 11 years on Friday for a series of posts on Facebook that the government said were "anti-state".
Reuters - Published

Facebook says doctored UK election clip wouldn't break its ad rules

Facebook said on Thursday that a doctored video shared by Britain's governing Conservatives would not have broken its rules on political advertising if it had run as a paid-for ad, and suggested the..
Reuters - Published

Facebook, Instagram picking wrong side in the war on sex

Tech companies are punishing women for speaking out about experiencing sexual harassment.
The Age - Published

Facebook isn't defending free speech, it's assaulting the truth

In the week Twitter banned political advertising, the screenwriter pens this open letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg over the 'crazy lies' his ads carry.
The Age - Published

Feel as if your TV knows what you're watching? Well it almost does

Ever had a conversation about something, only to see ads for that exact something turn up on Facebook? It's not a coincidence.
The Age - Published

Russian operatives sacrifice followers to stay under cover on Facebook

Efforts by Russian influence campaigns to stay undetected on social media ahead of next year's U.S. elections are undermining their ability to gain followers and spread divisive political messages, a..
Reuters - Published

High social media use linked to poorer sleep in teens

Spending more than three hours scrolling through apps like Instagram and Facebook a day could be negatively affecting teenagers' sleep.
The Age - Published

India government, Facebook spar over decryption laws at top court

India's government asked Facebook Inc on Tuesday to help it decrypt private messages on its network, citing national security requirements in a court hearing on privacy rights on social media..
Reuters - Published

Four killed in Bangladesh over Facebook post

At least four people were killed and about 50 injured on Sunday in clashes with police in Bangladesh over a Facebook post that offended Muslims, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Martin Luther King's daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill civil rights leader

Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Thursday after the head of Facebook said social media should not..
Reuters - Published

LNP senator slammed for sharing photo of dead cockatoo caught in his roof rack

James McGrath took to Facebook to share the image of the bird alongside the caption 'Car 1. Flock of cockatoos 0.'
SBS - Published

Privacy group says tech giants not delivering on political ads pledges

Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google have failed to provide adequate transparency for global users around political advertising on their platforms, a privacy advocacy group said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Australian Facebook users will no longer see like-count

Facebook users in Australia will soon no longer see the like counts on other's posts in a world-first trial.
SBS - Published

Australian Facebook says goodbye to like counts

Facebook users in Australia will soon no longer see the like counts on other's posts in a world-first trial.
SBS - Published

Facebook tightens political ad rules in Singapore as election looms

Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had implemented new rules for political advertisements in Singapore ahead of an election in the city-state expected within months.
Reuters - Published

Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism

A global working group set up by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft to remove extremist content will become an independent watchdog working "to respond quicker and work more collaboratively to..
Reuters - Published

London police and Facebook move to stop live streaming of terror attacks

London police and Facebook said on Tuesday they plan to share resources to stop the live streaming of terrorist attacks like that in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year.
Reuters - Published

Facebook briefly blocks Netanyahu chatbot on election day

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook on Tuesday after the social network blocked a "chatbot" from his right-wing Likud party's account for violating election day rules.
Reuters - Published

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.
Reuters - Published

EU antitrust chief Vestager gets another five-year term with more powers

Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will retain her job for another five years but with more powers to go after Facebook, Apple and Amazon and their massive hoovering up of consumer data.
Reuters - Published

Facebook, Instagram close accounts of Italian neo-fascist groups

Facebook and Instagram on Monday blocked the social media accounts of two Italian neo-fascist groups and some of their activists because they had violated the platforms' policies against spreading..
Reuters - Published

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