Tag Archives: social

#PoliticoCD. | DRC: Félix Tshisekedi invites his Government to focus more efforts on improving the social welfare of the population

The President of the Republic, Félix Tshisekedi invited, during the Council of Ministers on Friday August 12, 2022, his Government to focus its efforts more on improving the social welfare of the population. Indeed, according to government spokesman Patrick Muyaya, the Head of State also asked his “Warriors” to give …

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#REUTERS. | Obama calls for regulating social networks, responsible for “weakening democracies”

“One of the major causes of the weakening of democracies is the profound change in our ways of communicating and informing ourselves”, he told students at Stanford, the university in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. The Democratic leader acknowledged that he “may not have been elected” without sites like …

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#VOA. | Forum Urges Social Networks to Act Against Antisemitism

MALMÖ, SWEDEN – Social media giants were urged to act Wednesday to stem online antisemitism during an international conference in Sweden focused on the growing amount of hatred published on many platforms. The Swedish government invited social media giants TikTok, Google and Facebook along with representatives from 40 countries, the …

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Democrats and Republicans at daggers drawn around a vast project to expand social assistance ~ #REUTERS:

Democratic senators unveiled Monday in Washington a vast plan to expand social assistance deemed anathema to Republicans. Costed at $ 3.5 trillion, the plan attempts to fulfill campaign promises made by President Joe Biden, himself a Democrat, made during the 2020 presidential election. It also includes plans dear to Independent …

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Chinese Social Media Giant WeChat Shuts LGBT Accounts | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

BANGKOK –  China’s most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content. WeChat sent account holders a notice they violated rules but gave no details, according to …

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Downdetector: Social Media Platform Reddit Hit by Outages in US | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Social media company Reddit was experiencing problems on its website on Saturday, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector.com. Customers reported trouble logging in and sending messages on its website. The outage affected regions such as New York, Boston and Washington in United States and Toronto in Canada, according to an …

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Europe’s Populists Fearful of Social Media Restrictions | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Europe’s populist leaders are outraged by the decision of U.S. social-media giants to block U.S. President Donald Trump from posting on their sites. They fear Facebook, Twitter and other major social media companies could start banning them, too. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemned the internet giants Tuesday. “The censorship …

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Parler Social Network Sues Amazon After Ban | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Social media platform Parler has sued Amazon in response to being removed from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s web hosting services. Calling the deplatforming a “death blow,” Parler said Amazon engaged in antitrust violations, breached its contract with Parler and interfered with the company’s business relationship with its users. …

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Togolese new labor code emphasizes social protection ~ #REUTERS:

The 2006 labor code in its application showed a certain number of shortcomings and weaknesses. Thus, the Togolese authorities have deemed it useful to improve the working environment, in accordance with the socio-economic reforms undertaken in the country. The new labor code voted a few days ago by parliamentarians makes …

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Marginalized Afro-Urugayans in the Land of Social Inclusion in Latin America ~ #AFP:

“As a child and teenager, I was called ‘black shit’ and I had to face it all my life,” laments the specialist in the 400m and 800m, Deborah Rodriguez, 28, who trains in his native Uruguay. The South American champion who participated in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics no longer …

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Nigerians debate whether government should regulate social media news ~ #REUTERS:

The federal government’s new campaign to regulate social media is the subject of debate in Nigeria, a campaign that follows the #EndSARS protests against police brutality. If the government manages to push through its plan to control social networks, these are all means of communication that could be threatened. Whatsapp, …

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Parler: A New Social Media Hangout for Conservatives | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

SAN FRANCISCO – When Twitter started blocking President Donald Trump’s postings claiming widespread voter fraud, some cheered. Others started looking for the social media exits. They found a new option at Parler. Fed up with what they see as an anti-conservative bias by managers of the major social media platforms, …

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Millennials Connect Via Social Media Challenges During COVID-19 | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Bingo is back, this time among millennials and Gen Zers. To stave off boredom caused by the coronavirus quarantine and connect with others, millions of global millennials and Gen Zers are issuing challenges to each other on social media. Challenges have gotten so popular that social media giant Instagram added a “challenge” story …

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Reliance on Social Media News Amplifies COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories, Report Finds | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

LONDON – People who get most of their news from social media like Facebook and YouTube are much more likely to believe conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic, according to research from Kings College London. The report also suggests those reliant on social media for news are much more likely …

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Turkish President Calls for Tighter Social Media Controls | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he would tighten controls on social media, days after remarks were made on Twitter about his daughter and son-in-law. “Turkey is not a banana republic,” Erdogan said in a televised address to his party members. “We will snub those who snub this country’s …

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