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Facebook used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar, says report

Facebook used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar, says report

Technology
Facebook has said it agrees with a report that found it had failed to prevent its platform being used to "incite offline violence" in Myanmar.The independent report, commissioned by Facebook, said the platform had created an "enabling environment" for the proliferation of human rights abuse.It comes after widespread violence against the Rohingya minority which the UN has said may amount to genocide. The report said Facebook would have to "get it right" before 2020 elections.Facebook has more than 18 million users in Myanmar. For many, the social media site is their main or only way of getting and sharing news.The network said it had made progress in tackling its problems in Myanmar but that there was "more to do". Last year, the ...
'Only a fool would link music to violence'

'Only a fool would link music to violence'

Entertainment
Drill star Headie One has called on the Home Secretary to "open her eyes" and address the root of the problem which has led to over 50 deaths in London this year.This week the Government said it wanted to crack down on drill music - an often raw and aggressive style of rap - which has been linked to the escalating violence in the capital, with calls for stricter controls on videos and social media.Originating in Chicago and slang for automatic weapons, it's been labelled "demonic" and "malign", and often contains references to gangs, guns, knives and drugs.Video:Does drill music encourage violence?Headie One, an artist whose music has been singled out by police as being part of the problem, believes this blame game is too simplistic."I feel like Amber (Rudd), she needs to open her eyes a l...
CNN accuses Trump of 'encouraging violence'

CNN accuses Trump of 'encouraging violence'

World
CNN has accused Donald Trump of "encouraging violence against reporters", after the President tweeted a video of him wrestling a man with the TV network's logo over his face.On Sunday, the US President shared edited footage of him slamming WWE owner Vince McMahon to the ground and striking his head, with the CNN logo covering the man's face.The short video has the words "Fraud News Network", in what appears to be an adulteration of the network's logo.In response, CNN issued a statement accusing the President of "juvenile behaviour" and "encouraging violence"."It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters," the network said."Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so," it added, referencing the White Hou...