Internet giants face Europe’s glare over extremist content
20 September 2017 | 12:58 pm
The leaders of some European countries hardest hit by recent militant attacks use this week's U.N. general assembly to corner representatives from the likes of Facebook and Google over efforts to combat extremism online.
Amnesty International accuses Facebook of exacerbating human rights violations in Myanmar. It claims the social network proactively "amplified" anti-Rohingya content back in 2017, when the country's military launched a deadly crackdown on the ethnic minority.
Google guesses users' age, gender, marital status, income bracket, and personal interests. Using the tool shows that many of Google's predictions can be off-base, but the majority of them are scarily accurate. It's also possible to stop Google from tracking your information or predicting your profile going forward.
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The EU executive is recommending the bloc's member states give Bosnia-Herzegovina candidacy status, subject to reforms. The Commission said the Western Balkans "belong in our family."
After taking over their huge domestic market, Chinese e-vehicle manufacturers want to crash Europe. Can their wide range of electric cars make a breakthrough splash in Germany?
European Council President Charles Michel said EU leaders agreed to cooperate on energy after a long day of talks. However, a consensus was not reached on capping gas prices.
The Mar Menor – the largest saltwater lagoon in Europe linked to the Mediterranean Sea – has become the first natural area in Europe to be protected as a legal entity. Environmentalists and locals have long complained that the lagoon suffers from serious pollution, which they blame on intensive farming.
Where do you get your news and how independent do you think it is? The age of everybody reading a newspaper is long gone, but consumption of news media is high and has a big impact on us and our societies. Reporters without Borders recently documented how social and political tensions are fuelled by social media and new opinion media in countries, including France. It also says that suppression of independent media is contributing to a sharp polarisation in so-called illiberal democracies, citing Poland as one example.
As world powers prepare to begin crucial climate talks at the COP27 summit in Egypt, we speak to Chiara Martinelli, director of the Climate Action Network Europe, which describes itself as Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change.
Meta Platforms Inc META.O said on Wednesday it will let go of 13% of its workforce, or more than 11,000 employees, in one of the biggest layoffs this year as the Facebook parent battles soaring costs and a weak advertising market.
Iran's football team dominate the front pages today after their courageous decision to boycott the national anthem during their match against England. Also, we look ahead to France's first pool match against Australia.
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