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Social media giants grilled on hate content

Social media giants grilled on hate content

Technology
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Police say gunmen who killed 4 in Austria terror attack ‘motivated by hate’

Police say gunmen who killed 4 in Austria terror attack ‘motivated by hate’

World
Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Austrian authorities confirmed on Tuesday that four people have died and almost two dozen were injured in a terrorist attack in Vienna they say was "motivated by hate." At least one shooter armed with an automatic rifle opened fire in multiple locations on Monday night, including the street near a synagogue, officials said. Advertisement One attacker was shot dead by police outside St. Rupert's church. He was carrying an explosive belt and a bag filled with ammunition, investigators say. Police on Tuesday identified the dead gunman as a 20-year-old man with dual Austrian and North Macedonian citizenship who had a previous criminal conviction for "terrorist association." Authorities said he'd served time in prison last year for attempting to join the Islamic State in Syria...
Facebook ‘profits from hate’ claims engineer who quit

Facebook ‘profits from hate’ claims engineer who quit

Technology
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Starbucks suspends social media ads over hate speech

Starbucks suspends social media ads over hate speech

Business
Starbucks has announced it will suspend advertising on some social media platforms in response to hate speech.The coffee giant joins global brands including Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever which have recently removed advertising from social platforms.A Starbucks spokesperson told the BBC the social media "pause" would not include YouTube, owned by Google."We believe in bringing communities together, both in person and online," Starbucks said in a statement.The brand said it would "have discussions internally and with media partners and civil rights organizations to stop the spread of hate speech". But it will continue to post on social media without paid promotion, it said.The announcement came after Coca-Cola called for "greater accountability" from socia...