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Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

Technology
In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their monitors while data streams across giant dashboards. On the walls are posters of the sort Facebook frequently uses to caution or exhort its employees. One reads, "Nothing at Facebook is somebody else's problem." That motto might strike some as ironic, given that the war room was created to counter threats that almost no one at the company, least of all CEO Mark Zuckerberg, took seriously just two years ago — and which the company's critics now...
Ant McPartlin takes glamorous girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett out on rare date night

Ant McPartlin takes glamorous girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett out on rare date night

Entertainment
Last weekend, Ant McPartlin revealed he was celebrating being six months sober, after retweeting a message of support from one of his best friends.And the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star looked to be the picture of health last night, as he headed out on a date night with girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett.Ant looked proud as punch, as he stepped out with his glam companion, dotingly holding her hand as they headed home.The pair had enjoyed a slap-up meal at celeb hotspot The Ivy Club in London, as their romance goes from strength-to-strength. Related Articles Anne-Marie certainly turned heads on the pair’s date night, donning a very bold canary-yellow frock.The patterned dress featured a pretty floral pattern, for an ultra-feminine vibe, while the ...
Emotional Woods wins for first time in five years as Rose takes $10m Tour jackpot

Emotional Woods wins for first time in five years as Rose takes $10m Tour jackpot

Sports
Tour Championship final-round leaderboard (US unless stated)-11 T Woods; -9 B Horschel; -7 D Johnson; -6 H Matsuyama (Jpn), W Simpson, J Rose (Eng); -5 R Fowler, J Thomas, X Schauffele, R McIlroy (NI)Selected others: -4 T Fleetwood (Eng), P Casey (Eng); -3 T Finau; -1 B DeChambeau; +13 P MickelsonFull leaderboardAn emotional Tiger Woods completed an astonishing comeback to win the season-ending Tour Championship by two shots and record his first win in five years.The 42-year-old's victory in Atlanta was his 80th PGA Tour title - only fellow American Sam Snead has more - but his first since August 2013.Less than a year ago he was 1,199 in the world after spinal fusion surgery - the latest of multiple operations....
Alvarez takes stunning points victory over Golovkin to win world middleweight titles

Alvarez takes stunning points victory over Golovkin to win world middleweight titles

Sports
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez claimed the WBC and WBA world middleweight titles by inflicting a first career defeat on Gennady Golovkin with a gripping points win in their Las Vegas rematch.The Mexican claimed a frenetic final round on two of the three scorecards which was critical in preventing a repeat of the draw both men shared 364 days earlier at the same T-Mobile Arena venue.It gave him a narrow a 114-114 115-113 115-113 majority decision to edge a contest in which both men were cut and where each showed why they are among the finest practitioners in the sport. Golovkin, whose first defeat comes in his 40th bout, left the ring immediately without conducting an interview as his rival - fighting ...
Facebook takes on YouTube and Netflix with launch of Watch

Facebook takes on YouTube and Netflix with launch of Watch

Technology
Facebook has rolled out its on-demand video service worldwide following a trial run in the US. Facebook Watch is set to challenge YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime by offering a range of shows that viewers can choose from.Facebook has said it expects to spend up to $ 2bn (£1.55bn) to produce content for Facebook Watch.In comparison, Netflix expects to spend $ 8bn (£6.21bn) on producing original content in 2018, while Amazon Prime spent $ 4.5bn (£3.49bn) in 2017. The roll-out of Watch comes as Facebook is developing a talent show feature for its app, which would allow users to pick a pop song and submit a recording for review.Although the company has not commented on whether the services will be integrated, a music competition based on Facebook could be among ...