2020 Democrats lay blame on Trump's rhetoric for shootings

World / Politics Aug 5, 2019

2020 Democrats lay blame on Trump's rhetoric for shootings

Democratic presidential candidates sought to lay blame Sunday on President Donald Trump following a pair of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying his language against minorities promotes racial division and violence. At public events and on television, several candidates pointed to a need for ...

World leaders and tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Business / Tech May 16, 2019

World leaders and tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders, led by French President Emmanuel Macron, and ...

New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

Business Apr 9, 2019

New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

New Zealand's official privacy watchdog described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been critical of Facebook's response to ...