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U.K. takes on social media content

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/08/19, 10:39 am

The United Kingdom on Monday unveiled a plan to fine social media executives or even ban companies for failing to block content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse. The plan would create a statutory “duty of care” for sites like Facebook and Twitter to protect people who use the platforms. A levy on internet companies would fund a new independent regulatory body to enforce the law. The government will publish the draft legislation after three months of public comment.

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Nigeria’s killing spree

International | Plus misreading the Christchurch attack and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/18/19, 12:51 pm

NIGERIA: At least 120 people have died in the last month in Fulani-led terrorist attacks in mostly Christian areas of Kaduna State—including a killing spree one week ago that left more than 50 dead and 140 homes destroyed.

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‘One of New Zealand’s darkest days’

International | Welcome to the age of ‘Selfie Jihad,’ Yazidi endurance, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/15/19, 01:58 pm

NEW ZEALAND: Three men and one woman are in custody following Friday’s mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques that killed 49 Muslim worshippers and wounded at least 48 others. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the worst terror attack in the country’s history “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”

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