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Undercover report shows the Facebook moderation sausage being made

An undercover reporter with the U.K.’s Channel 4 visited a content moderation outsourcing firm in Dublin and came away rather discouraged at what they saw: queues of flagged content waiting, videos of kids fighting staying online, orders from above not to take action on underage users. It sounds bad, but the truth is there are pretty good reasons for most ...

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Elon Musk faces online wrath after being exposed as Republican PAC donor

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is facing criticism over his environmental stance after donating $ 38,900 to a Republican PAC, which is lobbying for the GOP to retain control of Congress ahead of the midterm election. Federal Election Commission filings, which were released on Saturday, showed Musk to be among the top 50 donors to Protect The House, a ...

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Man suspected of growing weed in the wild dies after being bulldozed by law enforcement officers

A Pennsylvania trooper and a game officer accidentally bulldozed a suspected cannabis grower during a hot pursuit through a field. The USA’s largest marijuana advocacy group has questioned police tactics after the tragic death. The bizarre and tragic incident unfolded on Monday morning when a Pennsylvania Game Commission employee, operating a bulldozer, noticed a car parked in a field on ...

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Musk looks at Flint water crisis after being berated for ‘impractical’ help in Thai cave rescue op

After his offer of a ‘kid-size’ submarine to Thai cave rescuers was berated as “impractical,” Elon Musk is taking on the Flint water crisis, saying there’s “no kidding” in his promise to fix the lead contamination problem there. The criticism over his suggestion to help Thai kids trapped in a flooded cave didn’t stop the SpaceX and Tesla boss from ...

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Cop who declined to help Puerto Rican woman being harassed for ‘un-American’ T-shirt resigns

A Chicago police officer has resigned a month after a video of him standing by while an elderly man harassed a Puerto Rican woman for her “un-American” T-shirt went viral. Officer Patrick Connor of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Police Department resigned late Wednesday, and the police department say they are continuing to investigate the incident. In a video ...

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Beach woman mystery: 53yo found alive on coast 18 months after being dragged into ocean

A missing woman, who was presumed drowned for the last 18 months, has turned up alive on an Indonesian beach wearing exactly the same clothes from the day she disappeared. READ MORE: Bomb threat joke causes panicked passengers to leap from plane wing (VIDEO) Mystery surrounds the reappearance of 53-year-old Nining Sunarsih, who was pulled into the sea by a ...

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‘Post-West world order’ being shaped as we speak – Lavrov to Channel 4

A new multipolar order, driven by economics and history, is emerging in the world and Western attempts to stop or to slow it down are unlikely to succeed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told UK’s Channel 4. “I think that we are in the post-West world order,” Lavrov told the British Channel 4 in an interview on Friday. “It is ...

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Cops sued by family whose son died after being tasered in genitals – and other shocking US cases

A US federal judge has ruled that a family can proceed with their lawsuit against a police officer who tasered their teenage son in the groin on the night that he died in police custody after being arrested while high on LSD. The Texas teenager, Graham Dyer, was arrested on the night of August 13, 2013 during a trip on ...

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Perks of being in NATO: New HQ has big screen to watch World Cup

It’s the world’s biggest military alliance, with 29 member countries, but the best perk of being a NATO member may be the big screen at the alliance’s new $ 1.23 billion headquarters, which is perfect for watching the World Cup. The unexpected advantage was advertised by none other than the top official of the alliance. “It’s one of the many ...

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Israel limits helium gas supply to Gaza Strip despite it being vital to hospitals

Israel has limited the entry of helium gas to the Gaza Strip, citing Palestinian “terrorist elements” and claiming they use it for Molotov cocktails. However, delivery of the gas is necessary for medical purposes. In a Tuesday announcement, Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Maj-Gen. Kamil Abu Kokun, said that if the use of helium gas for ...

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