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Twitter to ban ‘dehumanizing’ comments with user help

19 days ago
Twitter on Tuesday reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence. A policy change that Twitter has been working on for several months is intended to broaden…

Mass graves with at least 166 bodies found in eastern Mexico

1 month, 8 days ago
MEXICO CITY: The bodies of at least 166 people have been found in the Mexican state of Veracruz, prosecutors said on Thursday, the latest in a string of grim discoveries made in the eastern region in recent years. State attorney general…

Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence

2 months, 27 days ago
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…

US vetoes UN resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians

4 months, 13 days ago
UNITED NATIONS: The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwaiti-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians, underlining Washington’s differences with friends and foes alike over…

Iran president criticises violence by morality police

5 months, 24 days ago
TEHRAN: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday appeared to criticise the morality police after a video emerged of a violent encounter with a woman accused of breaching the country's strict dress code. "Some say the way to promote…

Sri Lankan police probe who promoted violence against Muslims

7 months, 5 days ago
KANDY/COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan police said on Friday they were investigating whether 10 suspected ringleaders of a wave of attacks on Muslims by Sinhalese Buddhists had outside funding or foreign help. The suspected leader of the…

Video games linked to violence, US president tells industry

7 months, 6 days ago
WASHINGTON: Video games have been linked to real-world violence, US President Donald Trump told gaming industry leaders in a meeting Thursday after a school shooting last month reignited a national debate over guns. The talks between…