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Threats to transgender student shut Oklahoma school

The FBI was contacted to help investigate the threats made in a Facebook group against the student.

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Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook 'still hosts hate speech'

More than 1,000 posts containing anti-Rohingya hate speech are found on the social network.

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Oklahoma School Reopens after Transgender Student Threatened

Officials have reopened a rural Oklahoma school system after an investigation into comments authorities deemed threatening to a transgender ...

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US Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Sanctions Removal Linked to Genuine Reforms

U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said the southern African country must embark on genuine reforms if it wants Washington to remove ...

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Oklahoma schools close after adults threaten transgender student

A rural Oklahoma school system was closed for two days after adults posted threats on Facebook against a 12-year-old transgender girl.

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Twitter Muzzles Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones for a Week

Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used the tech services to spread ...

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Teaching black boys to shine in tech: All Star Code celebrates in the Hamptons with Soledad O’Brien, Van Jones

(All Star Code Summer Gala Host, Soledad O’Brien, talks about why she’s so dedicated to mentoring.) It’s no secret that the technology sector suffers from a lack of diversity– but one program is showing young black men how to ...

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Daycare worker receives an 11-month sentence for leaving toddler in ‘Hot Car Death’

A Pensacola, FL daycare worker was found responsible for the death of a toddler who was left inside a deathly hot van and has been sentenced to less than a year in jail. According to USA Today, 29-year-old Louvenia Johnson pleaded no contest in June to aggravated manslaughter of a child by culpable negligence, only […] The post Daycare ...

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'ALT-RIGHT: Age of Rage' Portends Clash of Political Extremes

In the documentary ALT-RIGHT: Age of Rage, filmmaker Adam Lough looks at the rise of the alternative right movement in America and its ideological components. The “alt-right” movement, as it is often called, is a political grouping that combines racism, white nationalism, anti-Semitism and populism. The term has been embraced by white ...

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'ALT-RIGHT: Age of Rage' Documentary on the Political Polarization in America

In his documentary, ALT-RIGHT: Age of Rage, filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough looks at the rise of the Alternative Right movement in America and it's ...

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US Court Orders Trump EPA to Pull Pesticide

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health when it overturned an Obama-era rule banning a ...

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US Cheers South Sudan’s Progress Toward Peace, Expects 'Long Process'

While the Trump administration applauds this week's progress in South Sudan's peace talks, it expects that ending nearly five years of civil war and rebuilding confidence in the eastern African nation's governance will be "a long process," the top ...

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Experts: Americans Vulnerable to Malign Social Media Messaging

While U.S. lawmakers press Twitter and Facebook to better police their platforms against Russian social media trolls and ponder tougher sanctions against Moscow, American voters remain vulnerable to divisive messaging and misinformation before midterm elections in November, experts told VOA. "All of us, left and right [politically], are all ...

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An Acclaimed Photographer in Bangladesh Says He Was Tortured

Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh’s best-known photojournalist, was arrested after posting Facebook video in which he appeared to criticize the government’s handling of recent student-led protests.

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The Interpreter: With Alex Jones, Facebook’s Worst Demons Abroad Begin to Come Home

The social network’s links to violence and unrest may not be exclusive to developing countries like India or Myanmar, as some once argued.

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Two men trapped in elevator rescued from Toronto floods

Police rescued two men who were trapped in a flooding elevator with just one foot of air space left.

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Lombok quake: Facebook 'regrets' earthquake balloons

The social network played a festive animation to Indonesian speakers posting about a tragedy.

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Despite Crackdown, Immigrants Flowing Over Arizona Border

The 3-year-old boy with a bowl haircut and striped shirt silently clung to his father in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol truck. Their shoes still muddy from crossing the border, the father and son had just been apprehended at a canal near a border fence in Arizona on a muggy night in July. Before the father, son and two older children could ...

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Infowars' Alex Jones has a long history of inflammatory, anti-LGBTQ speech

Jones' anti-LGBTQ speech is just part of the reason Facebook, Google, Apple and Spotify have all taken steps to remove his content from their platforms.

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VOA Interview: Senator Dan Sullivan

Greta Van Susteren and the Alaskan Republican talk about keeping the oceans clean, missile defense, and U.S. relationships with NATO and other allies.

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Facebook denies seeking users' bank data

The social media giant responds to reports that it was asking major banks for financial transaction data.

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Saudi Arabia state airline cancels flights to Canada amid growing dispute

Saudi Arabia's state airline will suspend all flights to and from Toronto starting next week, amid a intensifying diplomatic row between the two ...

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Saudi Arabia state airline cancels flights to Canada amid growing dispute

Saudi Arabia's state airline will suspend all flights to and from Toronto starting next week, amid a intensifying diplomatic row between the two ...

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FBI Task Force Sharing Information About Online Trolls 

The FBI’s new foreign influence task force is sharing information about online trolls with technology companies as part of the bureau's ...

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Saudi Arabia suspends Toronto flights in row with Canada

It comes after Canada called for the release of women's rights activists, including Samar Badawi.

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The New New World: A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter

Many foreign internet giants are blocked, leaving some young Chinese to wonder what those services even are — and reinforcing Beijing’s ideological control.

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Italy road crash near Foggia kills 12 African farm labourers

A van packed with farm labourers collided head-on with a lorry in southern Italy.

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