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Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism

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Facebook on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which...

Somalia harassing journalists online – claim

Amnesty International accuses Somalia’s government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebook standards enforcers to disable their...

Millions of child abuse posts removed from Facebook

Facebook removed 3,2 billion fake accounts between April and September including millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest content...

ISS: Taking social media at (Face)book value in Africa

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Last week Facebook revealed that it had disabled hundreds of fake accounts that had sought to meddle with the electoral processes of eight African...

Russian operatives sacrifice followers to stay under cover on Facebook

Efforts by Russian influence campaigns to stay undetected on social media ahead of next year’s US elections are undermining ability to gain followers and...

New Facebook steps to stop misinformation

Facebook announced new steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression ahead of the November 2020 US presidential election, on the same day it disclosed...

Facebook accounts in four countries removed

Facebook removed hundreds of pages, groups and accounts on its platforms for “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” linked to operations in Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates,...

Facebook dismantles covert influence campaign

People connected to the Saudi Arabia government ran a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional...

Facebook’s Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

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A video link posted on Facebook in June showed a man cooking human body parts in a pot over a wood fire....

Lebanese tourist jailed for Facebook post released, leaves Egypt

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A Lebanese tourist jailed after Egyptian authorities said she insulted the country in a Facebook video post left Egypt after being released,...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...