Facebook spreads hate, whistleblower tells UK lawmakers

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told UK lawmakers Monday that posting content featuring anger and hate “is the easiest way to grow” on the social media platform as she urged better regulation. Haugen, who earlier this year shared a trove of internal documents alleging Facebook knew its products were harming children’s mental health, argued the platform was “unquestionably” fuelling hate. Haugen said Facebook used “engagement-based rankings” prioritising the most clicked – and invariably divisive – content. “It pushes you to the extremes and it fans hate,” she told a panel of British MPs … Read More “Facebook spreads hate, whistleblower tells UK lawmakers”

Facebook Is Plagued With Hate Speech And Disinformation

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Whitney Tilson’s email to investors discussing how Facebook neglected the rest of the World, fueling hate speech and violence in India; Porter Stansberry and Whitney Tilson debate Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB); Chamath Palihapitiya on Digital World Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:DWAC); the 2021 Stansberry Conference & Alliance Meeting. Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more How Facebook Neglected The Rest Of The World1) I think Facebook (FB) and the major services it owns, Instagram and WhatsApp, do a lot of good. I use all three almost every day to help me connect with old friends, make new … Read More “Facebook Is Plagued With Hate Speech And Disinformation”

College Football Top 25: Week 9

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In what was considered a dead slate for Week 8 in College Football still played to the tune of this season effortlessly. We had close games, upsets, and teams not playing to how they should. All in all, this week proved that there is no such thing as slow weeks in College Football. As a result, there have been some shakeups in this week’s Top 25. Check out last week’s edition of the College Football Top 25 here. 1. Georgia (7-0) (5-0 SEC)Last week: BYE | This week: at Florida (4-3) Let’s start off by saying that there were tons of byes for many teams, so it might be a little slow with some of … Read More “College Football Top 25: Week 9”

Praetorian Capital’s 3Q21 Commentary

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Praetorian Capital’s commentary for the third quarter ended September 31, 2021. Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Praetorian Capital’s PerformanceDuring the third quarter of 2021, the Praetorian Capital Fund appreciated by 9.85% net of fees. Given the fund’s concentrated portfolio structure and focus on asymmetric opportunities, I anticipate that the fund will be rather volatile from quarter to quarter. During the third quarter, our core portfolio appreciated moderately. Meanwhile, our Event-Driven Book produced a negligibly positive return, which is mostly a reflection of a slo… Read More “Praetorian Capital’s 3Q21 Commentary”

NHL Power Rankings: Post Weeks 1 & 2

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The 2021-2022 NHL season is underway and teams are already fighting for playoff position. Every week, teams will have strong performances while others will fall flat on their face. Each week fans wonder how their favorite team compares to the rest of the league. That’s where NHL power rankings come into play. Every week, fans can check back to see how their team performed over the last week and if they are trending in the right direction. All stats are current as of October 24. No. 32: Arizona CoyotesTalk about a rough start to the season. As expected by many, the Coyotes have not looked very … Read More “NHL Power Rankings: Post Weeks 1 & 2”

TikTok to be in congressional hotseat over school-trashing content

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Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – TikTok will face questions about content that may have led children and teens to steal from or vandalize school bathrooms and other facilities when it and other large social media companies appear before Congress on Tuesday. In setting a hearing focused on TikTok, Alphabet’s YouTube and Snapchat, the Senate Commerce Committee said the popular apps have “been misused to harm kids and promote destructive acts, such as vandalism in schools, deadly viral challenges, bullying, eating disorders, manipulative influencer marketing, and grooming.” In his prepared testimony, revie… Read More “TikTok to be in congressional hotseat over school-trashing content”

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally – documents

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Reuters

By Elizabeth Culliford and Brad Heath (Reuters) – Facebook employees have warned for years that as the company raced to become a global service it was failing to police abusive content in countries where such speech was likely to cause the most harm, according to interviews with five former employees and internal company documents viewed by Reuters. For over a decade, Facebook has pushed to become the World’s dominant online platform. It currently operates in more than 190 countries and boasts more than 2.8 billion monthly users who post content in more than 160 languages. But its efforts to p… Read More “Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally – documents”

Protecting the Crown

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Esports Insider

RELATED: Skyler Johnson on CTRL’s inception, place in esports Like so many of today’s North American esports royalty, Skyler Johnson started the grind by finding heads with his crosshairs in Call of Duty 4. Before there was really such a thing, Johnson was a proto-professional gamer in the late 2000’s. Back then, trick-shot mashup videos were the gaming meta for getting internet clout. Ask the OGs in FaZe Clan, or Envy Gaming, or 100 Thieves, or OpTic Gaming: they’ll vouch. Especially Envy, Johnson founded the organisation in 2007. Outside of competing and running the org, Johnson did the cont… Read More “Protecting the Crown”

Chronicles of Victory: President Ilham Aliyev gave interview to US Fox News TV channel on October 25, 2020

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President Ilham Aliyev gave an interview to U.S. Fox News TV channel on October 25, 2020. Trend presents the interview. -Good morning. -Good morning to you -I worked in Europe for 30 years. I have never been to your region. I apologize. We will have to correct that in the coming months. -I hope you will have time to visit us also. Some time in the future. -I also. It’s beautiful. Well, I like Formula 1, and I like Zaha Hadid architecture, I like the movies. You have done a wonderful job modernizing your country. -Thank you. -I have heard many of your interviews. You eloquently explain in great… Read More “Chronicles of Victory: President Ilham Aliyev gave interview to US Fox News TV channel on October 25, 2020”

New Apple Watch Series 7: Is the larger display worth it?

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Berlin (dpa) — The latest generation of Apple Watch looks almost like the previous models except for one surprising effect — Apple has managed to make the display 20 per cent bigger without increasing the overall size of the watch. This has been achieved by reducing the size of the bezel around the display. The designers resisted the temptation to use the Series 7’s larger display to show more text and snippets of information. Instead, the extra space is used for larger buttons and letters. A bigger and brighter screen Compared to the Series 6, the display is 1 mm larger. That doesn’t sound li… Read More “New Apple Watch Series 7: Is the larger display worth it?”