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Ahead of midterm elections, Facebook expands ban on posts aimed at voter suppression

Facebook is expanding its ban on false and misleading posts that aim to deter citizens from voting in the upcoming midterm elections. The social media giant is adding two more categories of false information to its existing policy, which it introduced in 2016, in an effort to counter new types of abuse. Facebook already removes verifiably false posts about the dates, ...

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Taliban captures 8 police security posts in northern Afghanistan amid insurgents' offensive – report

Taliban militants have captured eight police security posts in northern Afghanistan amid an insurgents’ offensive that continues in the conflict-ridden country, local media report. The clashes in Sari-Pul province started on Sunday night, local officials confirmed to TOLOnews, adding that the militants had attacked the area from three directions. “If the government does not send reinforcements, the center will collapse ...

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Facebook & Instagram remove deputy Duma speaker’s posts about murder of Donetsk leader Zakharchenko

Deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma, Pyotr Tolstoy, says that both Instagram and Facebook have deleted his posts on the recent killing of the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Aleksandr Zakharchenko. “Instagram has deleted my post about Aleksandr Zakharchenko’s death together with his photo. This is “freedom of speech” according to [Facebook founder and CEO Mark] Zuckerberg,” Tolstoy ...

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St. Louis teen posts ‘made it to see 17,’ gets shot & killed on birthday

An hour after posting on Facebook that he “made it to see 17,” Armond Latimore was dead, shot in the head outside a St. Louis, Missouri restaurant on his birthday. Latimore was shot outside a Chinese restaurant on North Grand Boulevard around 1 pm local time on Saturday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was pronounced dead at the ...

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Asia Argento called sexual assault accuser ‘my son, my love’ in Instagram posts that didn’t age well

Asia Argento’s Instagram account has revealed that the actress referred to child star Jimmy Bennett – who reported received hush money from Argento after being sexually assaulted by her when he was 17 – as “my son” and “my love.” The actress had apparently formed a close relationship with Bennett after the two co-starred in the 2004 film “The Heart ...

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Roger Stone posts ‘Space Force’ image with swastikas to Instagram… to support Trump

In an apparent effort to show support for President Donald Trump’s ‘Space Force’ project, former adviser Roger Stone posted a photoshopped image of himself and other US officials posing in spacesuits adorned with Nazi symbols. The image included Trump himself, along with Vice President Mike Pence, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. A caption ...

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Social media posts could ruin your college dreams, lawyer warns

Merely following Alex Jones on Twitter almost cost one teen a college admission. Another lost his scholarship over a Facebook message about the 2016 election. Anything you post can and will be used against you, a lawyer tells RT. “It’s absolutely troubling what some of the colleges are doing,” attorney Bradley Shear, who specializes in social media cases, told RT. ...

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Facebook now deletes posts that financially endanger/trick people

It’s not just inciting violence, threats and hate speech that will get Facebook to remove posts by you or your least favorite troll. Endangering someone financially, not just physically, or tricking them to earn a profit are now also strictly prohibited. Facebook today spelled out its policy with more clarity in hopes of establishing a transparent set of rules it ...

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Twitter posts record $100M profit but loses 1M users

The social media apocalypse is on us this week. Days after Facebook’s stock took a record $ 123 billion plunge on a poor earnings report, Twitter’s shares are down nearly 20 percent after the company announced falling users numbers. The microblogging service recorded a drop of one million monthly users in Q2, with 335 million overall and 68 million in the ...

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Twitter posts record $100M profit but loses 1M users

The social media apocalypse is on us this week. Days after Facebook’s stock took a record $ 123 billion plunge on a poor earnings report, Twitter’s shares are down nearly 20 percent after the company announced falling users numbers. The microblogging service recorded a drop of one million monthly users in Q2, with 335 million overall and 68 million in the ...

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