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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...
Russia joined by China for biggest 'war games' since Soviet era

Russia joined by China for biggest 'war games' since Soviet era

World
Agne Gaidyte, news reporterRussia has started its biggest "war games" since the end of the Soviet Union, which are said to involve almost 300,000 troops, more than 1,000 aircraft, 36,000 tanks and military vehicles, and dozens of warships.The huge week-long exercise, called Vostok 2018, is being held in eastern Siberia near the border with China, and also includes the Chinese army.Beijing is sending about 3,200 troops, 900 combat vehicles and 30 aircraft to join the drills at a firing range.It is being seen as a significant deployment that reflects its shift towards a full-fledged military alliance with Russia. Mongolia also has sent a military contingent.NATO has criticised the drills as a rehearsal for a "large-scale military conflict".The show of military power includes Russia's Iskande...
Depp may face perjury charges over 'war on terrier'

Depp may face perjury charges over 'war on terrier'

Entertainment
Australia's deputy prime minister has warned Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in the "terriergate" saga.In 2015 the actor and his then-wife Amber Heard brought Pistol and Boo, their two Yorkshire terriers, into Australia, but failed to declare them to the country's customs.The so-called "war on terrier" was sparked when Barnaby Joyce, Australia's deputy prime minister, threatened to have the dogs killed unless they "bugger back off to the United States".Depp responded in the row by calling the politician a "sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia", but they had the dogs flown out of the country hours before a deadline set by the government.The couple later issued a bizarre apology video which was widely mocked.Video:Johnny Depp And Wife Amber Heard's Bizarre Video ApologyHeard was hand...