Facebook and the ethics of moderation

On The Listening Post this week: With two billion users and 1.3 million posts a minute, Facebook’s content moderation challenges are huge. Plus, we look at the people monitoring and moderating the social web. Facebook’s status: Tech or media company? This week, the British newspaper The Guardian revealed hundreds of

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Rival factions clash in Libya’s Tripoli

At least 52 fighters of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have been killed in heavy clashes with rival militiamen in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, according to a GNA official. The fighting on Friday was concentrated in the Abu Salim, Salahedeen and Qasr Bin Ghashir districts, where plumes of

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Jared Kushner sought secret line to Russia: report

Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian envoy to set up a secret and bug-proof communications line with Moscow, according to a Washington Post report. The report is the latest allegation of potential collusion between Trump’s campaign team and Russia, which

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Teacher Gives 13-Year-Old Student “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist” Award

Student award ceremonies are supposed to be an uplifting and congratulatory way for students to celebrate their accomplishments from the school year, but this Texas middle school decided to have a “mock award ceremony,” where some incredibly offensive awards were given out. Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old student at Anthony Aguirre

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Boehner Describes the Majority of Trump’s Presidency as a “Complete Disaster”

5/26/175/26/17 Even former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner thinks Donald Trump‘s administration is a disaster. While addressing the KPMG Global Energy Conference on May 26, the perpetually tan Boehner shared his rather rough assessment of Trump’s presidency with the audience. After conceding that Trump’s aggressive position on ISIS

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