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Facebook and YouTube moderators sign PTSD disclosure

Content moderators review hundreds of disturbing images each day for social media sites.
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What can you use instead of Google and Facebook?

More and more companies are promising privacy online and an alternative to the big internet firms.
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Deputy Labour leadership hustings take place in Leeds [Video]Deputy Labour leadership hustings take place in Leeds

The Labour deputy leadership hustings, which involves Leeds East MP Richard Burgon, as well as Angela Rayner, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Dawn Butler and Ian Murray, took place today in Leeds. Report by..

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Coronavirus in France 'does not change anything' [Video]Coronavirus in France 'does not change anything'

In the UK, authorities are trying to track down 2,000 people who have travelled from Wuhan - where the virus is thought to have originated. France is the first country in Europe to announce three..

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Prince Charles attends events in Jerusalem and Bethlehem [Video]Prince Charles attends events in Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Prince Charles has visted Bethlehem in his first official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. As part of his visit The Prince of Wales met with President Mahmoud Abbas at his official..

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McCluskey: Unite the Union backs Rebecca Long-Bailey [Video]McCluskey: Unite the Union backs Rebecca Long-Bailey

Len McCluskey has announced that Unite the Union will back Rebecca Long-Bailey in the Labour leadership race. The General Secretary of Unite added that they will strongly support whoever Labour members..

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Prof. Whitty: 'Fair' chance of coronavirus cases in the UK [Video]Prof. Whitty: 'Fair' chance of coronavirus cases in the UK

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty has discussed the outcomes of today's emergency COBRA meeting and the UK government's strategies for handling the coronavirus outbreak. Mr Whitty said there..

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Matt Hancock on coronavirus: Risk to the public remains low [Video]Matt Hancock on coronavirus: Risk to the public remains low

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the risk surrounding the spread of the coronavirus remains low. Mr Hancock also said that the Chief Medical Officer will be making a "full statement" later today...

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Ambassador: Chinese government 'determined' to stop virus [Video]Ambassador: Chinese government 'determined' to stop virus

Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, has said that the Chinese government is "very determined" to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at..

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Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10 [Video]Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10

Boris Johnson participated in a lion-awakening ritual by "painting" the eyes of Chinese lion performers outside Number 10 as part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Report by Czubalam. Like us on..

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Government holds COBRA meeting over coronavirus outbreak [Video]Government holds COBRA meeting over coronavirus outbreak

Ministers have arrived for a meeting of its emergency committee COBRA in Whitehall to discuss the outbreak of the coronavirus. An update is expected after the meeting has concluded. Report by..

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Prince Charles delivers a speech in a Bethlehem church [Video]Prince Charles delivers a speech in a Bethlehem church

The Prince of Wales delivered a speech at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as part of his first official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at..

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Long-Bailey and Nandy arrive at TUC [Video]Long-Bailey and Nandy arrive at TUC

Labour leader candidates Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy arrive at TUC headquarters in London. Unite the Union is set to declare which candidate they will support in the Labour leadership race...

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Len McCluskey on Labour leadership contest and Jeremy Corbyn [Video]Len McCluskey on Labour leadership contest and Jeremy Corbyn

Len McCluskey has said Unite the Union will reveal later today which candidate they will back to be the next leader of the Labour Party. The General Secretary of the union also praised Jeremy Corbyn,..

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George Soros Thinks Trump And Facebook Are Working Together [Video]George Soros Thinks Trump And Facebook Are Working Together

Billionaire George Soros thinks Facebook and President Donald Trump are conspiring. According to Business Insider, he said they are working together for Trump to win the 2020 presidential election. Yet..

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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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Woman reunited with dad after Facebook friend hint

Karen Harris was shown a list of suggested friends on her Facebook stream that included her birth father.
BBC News - Published

Facebook tweaks ad policy but still allows political lies in U.S. campaign 2020

Facebook Inc announced limited changes on Thursday to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but defied critics' demands that it bar politicians..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration threatens UK with tariffs if Boris Johnson imposes taxes on tech giants

Digital services levy due to be imposed on web-based firms like Facebook and Amazon from April
Independent - Published

Facebook to hire 1,000 new UK staff as it tries to crack down on spam and abuse

Company has received sustained criticism over misuse of its platform
Independent - Published

Cleeve Hill proposal pair tracked down from photo

The couple made contact with the photographer after their image was shared 17,000 times on Facebook.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Facebook blames 'technical issue' for offensive Xi Jinping translation

President Xi Jinping's name is badly mistranslated into English during his state visit to Myanmar.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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

Facebook must disclose app records for Massachusetts probe, judge rules

Facebook Inc has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to turn over materials to that state's attorney general about thousands of apps that the social media company suspected may have misused customer..
Reuters - Published

Facebook blocks the Spinner's 'brainwashing' tech

Social network orders the Spinner to stop targeting its users with "disguised" ads.
BBC News - Published

Tax social media giants to fund research into suicide, psychiatrists urge

'We will never understand the risks and benefits of social media use unless the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram share their data with researchers.' - report co-author says
Independent - 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

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

Facebook: Star Wars' Mark Hamill deletes account over political ads

Mark Hamill accuses the social network of putting profits before truthfulness.
BBC News - Published

Facebook's stock hits record high, signaling recovery after extended historic slump

Shares of Facebook , which have been doggedly crawling their way back from a historic slump after lapses in users' privacy sparked fears of lower profits, on Friday struck an intra-day record high for..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
Reuters - Published

What Google and Facebook owe to a 19th-Century machine

Often called the "new oil", data is immensely valuable - but only if processed in the right way.
BBC News - Published

Pelosi spokesman dismisses Facebook decision to remove some manipulated videos

A spokesman for the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed Facebook's announcement that it would remove deepfakes and some other manipulated videos from its platform as inadequate..
Reuters - Published

Facebook to ban 'deepfakes'

The company says it will remove videos that are generated by artificial intelligence.
BBC News - Published

Facebook defies China headwinds with new ad sales push

Facebook Inc is setting up a new engineering team in Singapore to focus on its lucrative China advertising business, according to three people familiar with the effort, even as chief executive Mark..
Reuters - Published

Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 U.S. election

Facebook Inc said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they have been edited, but not content that is parody or satire, in a move aimed at curbing misinformation..
Reuters - Published

Australia bushfires: Fundraiser reaches A$20m in 48 hours

A Facebook appeal by Celeste Barber, an Australian comedian, has drawn more than 500,000 donations.
BBC News - 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.
Reuters - Published

Alabama police apologise for 'insensitive' homeless quilt photo

Two officers taped together cardboard signs begging for money, and posted the photo on Facebook.
BBC News - Published

Kazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air plane comes down near Almaty airport

Almaty airport said on its Facebook page that the plane had disappeared from radar before crashing
BBC News - Published

Facebook says group used computer-generated faces to push pro-Trump message

Facebook Inc has taken down a well-financed campaign that used dozens of artificially generated faces to spread pro-Trump and anti-Chinese government messages, the company and outside researchers said..
Reuters - Published

Homemade food: The home cooks selling hot dinners on Facebook

One mum makes 30 roasts on a Sunday to deliver and another cooks for people in their own kitchens.
BBC News - Published

Facebook bans all ads that aim to limit U.S. census participation

Facebook Inc , which has come under fire for allowing politicians to run misleading advertisements, said on Thursday it will ban any ads that aim to limit participation in next year's U.S. census,..
Reuters - 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

Australia tells Facebook and Google to commit to competition rules, or else

Australia said on Thursday technology giants such as Facebook Inc and Google will have to agree to new rules to ensure they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, or the government..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook archive searches

Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook Inc's searchable advertising database on Tuesday, hampering researchers' ability to track ads two days before Britain's general election.
Reuters - Published

Political ads disappear from Facebook tracking tool in 'catastrophic loss' for transparency campaigners

Problems come just days ahead of general election
Independent - Published

Vast numbers of Twitter and Facebook accounts spread fake story to undermine photo of child on hospital floor

Hospital has confirmed that incident took place and has apologised to family
Independent - Published

The totally different strategies the parties using to fight the election on Facebook

The Tactical Voting Blog: The parties are taking different approaches to Facebook targeted adverts
Independent - 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

Facebook's Zuckerberg rare interview inside home

The Facebook CEO, alongside his wife Priscilla, also stressed the company should not be broken up.
BBC News - Published

Armed student, officer injured at Wisconsin high school

A student armed with a weapon confronted a school resource officer and both were injured in a shooting that prompted a lockdown at a Wisconsin high school on Tuesday, the Oshkosh Police Department said..
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

Facebook takes down Tory election adverts featuring BBC presenters

Social media giant says video promotion infringed BBC's intellectual property
Independent - Published

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