Facebook report affirms the platform didn’t do enough to prevent violence in Myanmar

Facebookhas been used by bad actors to spread misinformation and hate in Myanmar.Image: SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP/Getty Images A night before the U.S. midterm elections, Facebook has dropped an independent report into the platform’s effect in Myanmar. The report into Facebook’s impact on human rights within the country was commissioned by…

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Facebook Scans the Photos and Links You Send on Messenger

System aims to detect content that violates standards Company on the defensive about how it handles private data Mark Zuckerberg raised questions about Messenger’s practices and privacy. Zuckerberg told Vox’s Ezra Klein a story about receiving a phone call related to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Facebook had detected people trying…

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Chinas Vast Intercontinental Building Plan Is Gaining Momentum

Here’s a Quicktake on what Xi describes as the ‘project of the century’ The program isn’t without controversy: debt began operations last year, allowing crude supplies from the Middle East and Africa to reach China faster as shipments no longer need to be transported through the Straits of Malacca and…

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