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U.S. conservatives say Facebook needs ‘significant work’ to address concerns: former senator

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A review by a former Republican U.S. senator concludes that political conservatives believe Facebook Inc needs to do “significant work” to satisfy their concerns that the social media website is biased, describing policies and examples that they found problematic without laying out evidence of systemic partisanship. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are Read More

Ex-Republican senator: Facebook has ‘significant work’ to address conservatives’ concerns

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A year-long review by a former Republican U.S. senator concludes that Facebook Inc has “significant work to be done to satisfy” concerns on the political right that the social media website is biased against conservatives. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in this illustration picture, April Read More

Robot lives matter? YouTube removing robot fight videos for ‘animal cruelty’

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What does dog fighting have in common with robot-to-robot combat? According to YouTube, both violate its “community guidelines” and amount to “animal suffering.” Are AIs finally starting to protect their own? YouTube content creators are complaining that the video platform has been haphazardly removing content in which insentient robots (as far as we know) battle Read More

Tokyo ‘ignores reality’ when it puts the Russian Kuril Islands on its 2020 Olympics map – Moscow

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Moscow said Tokyo is ignoring the outcome of World War II, after Japan’s official map for its upcoming 2020 Olympic Games marked the Russia-controlled Kuril Islands as its own territory. From time to time, the Japanese government “is trying to ignore reality, namely, Russia’s unquestionable sovereignty over the Southern Kurils,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova Read More

Airport sit-in as Hong Kong protesters kick off latest round of protests

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators have kicked off three days of rallies at Hong Kong’s airport in the hopes of winning international support from arriving passengers. Demonstrators staged a sit-in at the arrival and departure halls on Friday and waved banners in a dozen languages in an effort to raise awareness Read More

‘Pirates of the Queen’: Iranian cartoonists tear into Britain for oil tanker seizure

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The British might have invented cartoons, but the Iranians seem to have mastered the art, as Tehran hosts an exhibition of cartoons depicting “pirate” Queen Elizabeth II amid the maritime showdown between the two countries. The display, entitled ‘Pirates of the Queen’, is running in the capital, Tehran till mid-August. Posters for the event feature Read More

Climate protesters try to block UK’s Johnson as he goes to palace

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A protestor wearing a mask depicting Boris Johnson is seen in front of Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain July 24, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – Demonstrators from Greenpeace tried to block the wide ceremonial avenue leading to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday as Britain’s incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson was driving up it in a convoy to Read More

Nike goes ahead with investment in new Arizona manufacturing plant

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FILE PHOTO: A customer is reflected in a shop window decorated with Nike store logo at the outlet village Belaya Dacha outside Moscow, Russia, April 23, 2016. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor/File Photo (Reuters) – Nike Inc (NKE.N) said on Thursday it will open a manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona, with a likely investment of at least $184 Read More

‘Britain has fallen, freedom’s gone’ – Tommy Robinson asks Trump for political asylum in US

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British activist Tommy Robinson, who is facing jail time in the UK, has sought political asylum in the United States, claiming that he fears for his life as “dark forces are at work” in his home country. “I feel like I’m two days away from being sentenced to death. In the UK. For journalism,” Robinson Read More

Fugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution

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HAVANA (Reuters) – On the run from U.S. tax authorities, tech guru John McAfee puffs a cigar aboard his towering white yacht in a Havana harbor and says he can help Cuba evade the U.S. government too – by launching a cryptocurrency that defeats a U.S. trade embargo. John McAfee, co-founder of McAfee Crypto Team Read More