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Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

Technology
Mark Zuckerberg says regulators and governments should play a more active role in controlling internet content.In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Facebook's chief says the responsibility for monitoring harmful content is too great for firms alone.He calls for new laws in four areas: "Harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability."It comes two weeks after a gunman used the site to livestream his attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand."Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree," Mr Zuckerberg writes, adding that Facebook was "creating an independent body so people can appeal our decisions" about what is posted and what is taken down.He also describes a ne...
Peru asks Uruguay to deny asylum for ex-President Alan Garcia

Peru asks Uruguay to deny asylum for ex-President Alan Garcia

World
Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said Monday he's asked his Uruguayan counterpart, Tabare Vasquez, to honor past agreements to fight international corruption and reject asylum for Lima's former leader. "I reminded the president that here in Lima, in April, all presidents of North, South and Central America met and discussed links between governability and corruption," Vizcarra told reporters, according to Peruvian news agency Andina. All governments agreed that to fight international corruption, efforts from all presidents were necessary, he added. Peru is sending Uruguay documents related to former Peruvian President Alan Garcia's case, he added. The conversation took place Sunday and lasted less than 10 minutes. The comments came after Garcia, who led Peru from 1985 t...
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson asks to be traded

Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson asks to be traded

Sports
Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson reportedly has requested a trade. Peterson has asked that he be traded by the Oct. 30 trade deadline, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Monday via Twitter. The Cardinals are 1-6 and lost to the Denver Broncos 45-10 on Thursday. Apparently, Peterson feels the situation in Arizona is deteriorating and wants desperately to get out. Schefter also reported that the Cardinals do not plan to trade Peterson, but Peterson wants them to reconsider. The 28-year-old Peterson is under contract to the Cardinals through the 2020 season. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $ 11 million this year, $ 11 million in 2019 and $ 12.1 million in 2020. Peterson has been named to the Pro Bowl all seven seasons he has been in the league, and he was a fi...
Interpol asks China for status of its missing president

Interpol asks China for status of its missing president

World
Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Interpol said Saturday that it has requested notification from China of the status of its missing president. Meng Hongwei, 64, was elected president of Interpol in 2016 to serve until 2020. He also serves as a vice minister of public security in China, but he lives in Lyon, France, where Interpol is based, with his wife and children. His family members last heard from him before he left for China on Sept. 29. "Interpol has requested through official law enforcement channels clarification from China's authorities on the status of Interpol President Meng Hongwei," Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock said in a statement posted to Twitter. "Interpol's General Secretariat looks forward to an official response from China's authorities to address concerns over the President's...
Facebook asks users if they think it's 'good for the world'

Facebook asks users if they think it's 'good for the world'

Technology
Facebook is asking users whether they think it's "good for the world" in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people. The poll appears under the heading, "We'd like to do better," when users log in. Possible responses range from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." The company has been grappling with a privacy scandal and other troubles . But Facebook says this survey began well before that; versions date back to 2012. The company regularly polls users on other aspects of its service, too. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to ensure that Facebook is a force for good. Whether it is hasn't been clear amid revelations of bad actors using Facebook to influence elections, spread hatred and pilfer user information.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology