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In major policy change YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists

Google has confirmed a major policy shift in how it approaches extremist content on YouTube. A spokeswoman told us it has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing other videos of named terrorists, unless the content is journalistic or educational in nature — ...

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Trump admin forced to approve climate change report, confirming it’s man-made

After President Donald Trump declared the “war on coal is over,” his administration was forced to release a report that contradicts his assertions about climate science. The report makes dire predictions that climate systems could reach a tipping point soon. On Friday, the Trump administration released a new scientific report, which states it is “extremely likely” human activity, especially via ...

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Girls’ school founded by slave trader Edward Colston refuses to change its name

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 09:35 A girls’ school in Bristol named after the slave trader Edward Colston is resisting calls from activists to change its name. The school’s head teacher has said there is no benefit in “obscuring history.” Colston’s Girls’ School, one of the best-performing schools in the region, has been under pressure to drop its controversial name ...

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Ultra-conservatism takes backseat? How Saudi Crown Prince could ‘fundamentally change’ kingdom

Saudi Arabia recently announced it wants to go back to “moderate Islam,” and even became the first country to grant citizenship to a humanoid robot. RT looks at how ultra-conservatism is seemingly taking a backseat under a new Crown Prince. Mohammed bin Salman, often referred to as MbS, was officially appointed the heir of the Saudi throne in June. However, ...

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Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn

In the latest of its (likely fruitless) attemptsto govern the seething mob that comprises its user base, Twitter rolled out a change in how it oversees the publication of what it euphemistically referred to as ‘intimate media.’ The latest rule change intends to combat yet another toxic Twitter problem; the prevalence of revenge porn throughout its network. Earlier this year, Twitter was under fire ...

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Climate change may be vastly underestimated due to ocean temperature miscalculations – study

Scientists have discovered a flaw in the method used to measure past ocean temperatures which, if correct, could mean we have underestimated the rate of climate change over the past 100 million years. According to the current methodology, the temperature of the ocean depths, and the surface of the polar ocean, was some 15C (59F) higher 100 million years ago, ...

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Body cameras don’t change police behavior: Washington, DC study

The adoption of body cameras by Metropolitan Police Department officers in Washington, DC had no discernible effect on reducing citizen complaints or use of force by the officers, according to the latest study by the MPD. “We found essentially that we could not detect any statistically significant effect of the body-worn cameras,” says Anita Ravishankar, a researcher with the Metropolitan ...

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‘Everyone should stand’ for anthem, but NFL won't change policy – commissioner

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 22:27 The National Football League is not changing its policy, but the commissioner is insisting that all players should stand for the US national anthem. President Donald Trump has blasted players who refused to stand as disrespectful. The controversy, which began in 2016 with a protest over police brutality, escalated following Trump’s remarks at a ...

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Betsy DeVos wants to change rules for probing campus sex violence

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, ripping the Obama administration’s “failed system,” plans to review and replace the rules for investigating campus sexual violence. “The truth is that the system established by the prior administration has failed too many students,” declared DeVos in a Thursday policy address at George Mason University. “Every survivor of sexual misconduct must be taken seriously. Every student ...

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Jidenna Blames Climate Change for Hurricane Harvey

Jidenna I’m Blaming Climate Change 9/3/2017 12:40 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Jidenna has reached the conclusion embraced by many — that climate change is to blame for Hurricane Harvey. We got the “Classic Man” rapper at LAX, and he presents compelling evidence … devastating flooding all over the globe, including Sierra Leone. He’s not alone — there’s a mountain of evidence ...

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