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Facebook Developing Artificial Intelligence to Flag Offensive Live Videos

By Kristina Cooke MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec 1 – Facebook Inc is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, said Joaquin Candela, the company’s director of applied machine learning. The social media company has been embroiled in a number of

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Rupi Kaur: The Insta Poet

Newsweek Middle East sat down for an exclusive interview with the famed young poet Rupi Kaur By Arfa Shahid Rupi Kaur has an air about her. As the 24-year-old walks into a room, silence engulfs the place. She commands respect. People want to listen to what she has to say. And then she speaks, with a

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Social Media Helps U.S. Millennial Voters Register, Turnout Worries Linger

By Amy Tennery and Melissa Fares NEW YORK, Nov 7 – As the youngest members of the millennial generation became old enough to vote in this year’s U.S. presidential election, states and social media platforms poured efforts into online registration, hoping to attract these tech savvy voters who now rival Baby Boomers as the country’s

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Muslims Heed Donald Trump’s Advice

By Meera Damji At the October 9 presidential debate, U.S. republican nominee Donald J. Trump was asked what he would do to fight Islamophobia. He responded by saying: “One thing we have to do is we have to make sure that because there is a problem, whether we like it or not — and we

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The Frustration of a Comedian

A tiny house in Canada did not appeal to Aida Sabra BY Mostapha Raad World renowned Lebanese singer Fairouz never imagined that after decades of singing her song “A Tiny House in Canada,” that someday, another Lebanese woman will hate residing in the cold Northern American country, after getting used to living in Lebanon’s chaos. Sitt

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Twitter Could Take Many Forms, Depending on New Owner

By Liana B. Baker SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 27- With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service – which has long struggled to define its core purpose -may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for it.

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Facebook, Twitter Co-operated With Brazil Probe of Alleged Militants

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24 – The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects’ use of both social networks. In an interview late Sunday with Fantastico, a weekly news program

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Twitter Announces Crackdown After Online Abuse of “Ghostbusters” Actor

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20  – Twitter Inc said Tuesday it had moved to permanently suspend a number of user accounts for abuse and harassment after Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones on Monday drew renewed attention to the issue and announced she would quit the social media site. Jones retweeted and shared several abusive tweets she received

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Wags to Riches

She poops on your sidewalk and nibbles at your garbage, but Toast, the dog queen of Instagram, has a brand that will make you roll over with envy BY Zach Schonfeld It’s a Friday afternoon, and I’m sitting in a conference room in New York City, listening to Katie Sturino boast about her “daughter’s” celebrity admirers. “Reese Witherspoon

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Facebook Tests End-to-End Encryption on Messenger

July 9 – Facebook Inc on Friday said it began testing end-to-end encryption on its popular Messenger application to prevent snooping on digital conversations. The limited testing on Messenger, which has more than 900 million users, comes three months after Facebook rolled out end-to-end encryption to its more popular WhatsApp, a messaging application with over

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