Contract workers of the social media giant petition Facebook to "keep moderators and their families safe" by maintaining remote work as much as possible and offering "hazard pay" to those who come into the office.
The development comes as social media companies face increasing pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the November 3 US presidential vote.
Muslims were among the first arrivals to Canada in 1882, but that means little to the rising wave of anti-Muslim sentiment and hate in the country.
Bemused Pakistanis were perplexed by mainstream Indian media reports that a ‘civil war’ between the army and local police had broken out in the country’s commercial capital of Karachi.
Members of the media have come under attack by police as well as protesters across the United States during the Black Lives Matter protests that were triggered by the death of George Floyd.
Using doctored and misleading videos, Saudi propagandists on Twitters have been creating a narrative of instability in the Gulf emirate, and Saudi media outlets are parroting the reports.
Facebook, Google and Twitter are introducing stricter rules, altered algorithms and thousands of fact checks to stop the spread of bad misinformation online about the virus.
WhatsApp rumours about impending cremations spread like wildfire among British Muslims, but community groups are making clear they have no basis in reality.
The disease, believed to have originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, has killed more than 2,700 people
Moscow’s online efforts on the continent seem to reflect its geopolitical ambitions in Libya and in sub-Saharan Africa.
Under regulations approved by the federal cabinet, social media companies will be obliged to help law-enforcement agencies access data and remove online content ranging from terrorism to challenging religious sensitivities.
In an analysis of how the spread of misinformation affects the spread of disease, scientists at Britain's East Anglia University (UEA) said any successful efforts to stop people sharing fake news could help save lives.
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