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Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday built on its campaign to prevent the platform from being used to spread dangerous misinformation, saying it will remove bogus posts likely to spark violence. The new tactic being spread through the global social network was tested in Sri Lanka, which was recently rocked by inter-religious over false information posted on the world's leading online social network. "There are certain forms of misinformation that have contributed to physical harm, and we are making a policy change which…

Sisi’s Egypt cracks down on Al Jazeera, other news sites

CAIRO: Egypt's government, already accused of muzzling freedom of expression and opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has blocked access to a host of news websites including Qatar's Al-Jazeera. Around 20 websites based in Qatar and Egypt have been inaccessible since Wednesday night, including the Doha newspapers Al-Watan and Al-Raya, the Muslim Brotherhood's Ikhwan Online and Egypt-based Al-Sharq television which is close to the outlawed group. Independent sites such as Mada Masr, which takes a strong stand…