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Facebook sorry for ‘white supremacist ad’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook has said it will add more human reviewers to its advertising system Facebook has apologised after it approved an ad campaign targeted at people interested in a conspiracy theory favoured by white nationalists. News site The Intercept was able to launch a promotion aimed ...

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Readers sound off on Bill de Blasio, race and the Mets

Brooklyn: Once again, Bill de Blasio shows us why he is incompetent and does not deserve to be mayor of this city. At a memorial event for the eight victims of last year’s West Side highway mass homicide, de Blasio thanked by name multiple elected officials but he didn’t bother ...

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US mid-terms: Twitter deletes anti-voting bots

Image copyright AFP Image caption The bots were taken down in September and October Twitter has deleted an estimated 10,000 automated accounts that were posting messages discouraging people from taking part in next week’s US mid-term elections. Most of the accounts were posing as Democrats, the social media company said. ...

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SEE IT: Fisherman risks his life to save entangled whale

“While we are relieved the fishermen were not harmed and the whale may have been freed, we fear this video is a very dangerous example, and may encourage others to attempt such a response in the future,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle. ...

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Meet the British teenager set to make F1 history

There were no tears or hysterical celebrations for Lando Norris on the most significant Sunday yet of his young life, just inner contentment at a childhood ambition achieved. Perhaps it should be of no surprise that a teenager who spends his time racing at body-rattling speeds kept his cool when ...

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Web needs more love, says its creator

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hate-filled comments seemed to do better online, said Sir Tim Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee is “disappointed” with the current state of his invention and how it allows hate to prosper. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, Sir Tim said some sites’ software skewed interactions. ...

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‘The real Super Mario’ dies aged 84

Image copyright Johnny R Russo / Nintendo Mario Segale, the man after whom video game hero Super Mario was named, has died aged 84. Mr Segale was a successful Italian-American property developer from the US state of Washington. In the 1980s, he leased a warehouse to Nintendo of America who ...

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