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Facebook remove Brexit campaign ads in crackdown

Facebook remove Brexit campaign ads in crackdown

Technology
Brexit campaign group Leave.EU's Facebook videos have become some of the first to be removed by the social network as part of a crackdown on political "dark ads". Leave.EU failed to provide details now required by political advertisers."Their delivery was 'not approved', presumably because they didn't have a disclaimer as of today," Leave.EU spokesperson Andy Wigmore told Sky News. "All ads are now inactive."Under Facebook's new regulations, which went into force on Thursday, advertisers running political ads must provide certain details, or have their ads taken down.Advertisers must confirm their identity and location to Facebook, and say who paid for the ad, before they can be approved to run political ads.Advertisers must also prove to Facebook that they are paid for by ...
Bengals remove Mixon from injury report

Bengals remove Mixon from injury report

Sports
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was removed from the team's injury report on Friday. Mixon was a surprise addition to the injury report on Thursday when he was limited in practice due to a knee injury, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday that Mixon "looks all systems go" for Sunday's game at the Baltimore Ravens. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who is dealing with a toe injury that forced him to sit out last week's lopsided loss against New Orleans, was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. Green is not expected to play Sunday. He has 45 receptions and six touchdowns, including three scoring passes in the earlier matchup against Baltimore. Thursday's knee issue to Mixon appeared to be a setback for the second-year running back, who missed a pair of games earlier t...
Report: Saudi investigators worked to remove evidence

Report: Saudi investigators worked to remove evidence

World
Members of a team from Saudi Arabia sent to help Turkish authorities investigate the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi worked instead to remove evidence of the slaying, a senior Turkish official said Monday. The official confirmed a report in Turkey's Sabah newspaper that an 11-member team of Saudi investigators that arrived in Turkey nine days after Khashoggi was killed to take part in a joint Turkish-Saudi probe included experts on chemicals and toxicology who were reportedly charged with obfuscating the evidence. The official said Turkey believes that two members of the team "came to Turkey for the sole purpose of covering up evidence" before Turkish police were allowed to search the Saudi Consulate, where Khashoggi was killed on Oct. 2 after he entered to collect a document he ne...
EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content

EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content

Technology
European authorities are planning to slap internet companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook with big fines if they don't take down extremist content within one hour. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a speech Wednesday that the Commission is proposing the new rules as part of efforts to step up the bloc's security. He said that removing material within an hour is important because it's "the critical window in which the greatest damage is done." The EU's executive body said "propaganda that prepares, incites or glorifies acts of terrorism" must be taken offline. Content would be flagged up by national authorities, who would issue removal orders to the internet companies hosting it. Those companies would be given one hour to delete it. The proposal , which still ...
Facebook will not remove fake news – but will 'demote' it

Facebook will not remove fake news – but will 'demote' it

Technology
Facebook says it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards.The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in the UK that declares "fake news is not our friend".But it said publishers often had "very different points of view" and removing fabricated posts would be "contrary to the basic principles of free speech".Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be "demoted" in the news feed.Facebook has been scrutinised for its role in spreading fake news after evidence emerged that Russia tried to influence US voters using the social network.On Wednesday, the company held an event in New York where it sought to convince journalists it was tackling the problem.CNN reporter Oliv...