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Facebook algorithm ‘actively promoting Holocaust denial’

Facebook algorithm ‘actively promoting Holocaust denial’

Technology
Facebook's algorithms are "actively promoting" Holocaust denial content, according to new research by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.Last week, the social media giant pledged to crack down on antisemitic content, but it does not categorise Holocaust denial as hate speech - and according to the ISD, this means such posts are still spreading on the platform. The anti-extremism think tank found hundreds of thousands of users across 36 groups on Facebook. After its researchers clicked through these groups, Facebook then began recommending them further Holocaust denial pages.Extensive analysis by historians has established that more than 11 million people are believed to have been killed by the German state and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. ...
Kansas prosecutors not actively investigating Chiefs’ Hill

Kansas prosecutors not actively investigating Chiefs’ Hill

Sports
June 7 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is not actively being investigated for potential child abuse by prosecutors in Johnson County, Kan., according to District Attorney Steve Howe. "As in any case, if we receive additional evidence we re-evaluate," Howe told the Kansas City Star on Friday. The Chiefs banned Hill, 25, from all team activities in late April after Kansas City television station KCTV released audio of Hill discussing striking his 3-year-old son. Police were called to Hill's home twice in March and determined his son had been injured. Howe announced in April that charges would not be filed because the evidence in the case didn't clearly establish who committed the action. The Kansas Department for Children and Families is investigating Hill. NFL spokes...
Government actively working towards bank consolidation: Arun Jaitley

Government actively working towards bank consolidation: Arun Jaitley

Finance
NEW DELHI: The government is "actively working" towards consolidation of banks, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today. The meeting of top bankers with the finance minister, where ministry officials and RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra were present, was called to take stock of lenders' financial position and speedy resolution of bad assets. "Consolidation of banks was not on the agenda as far as this present meeting is concerned. But I can tell you, we are actively working in that direction," Jaitley told reporters at a question-answer session, post first round of the discussions. "I can't give you further details because some of these are price sensitive, but you can take it that there is a movement going on in that direction," he emphasised. The minister hinted that a solution is c...