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Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship

December 3, 2016 3.54am AEDT

theconversation: The public gets a lot of its news and information from Facebook. Some of it is fake. That presents a problem for the site’s users, and for the company itself.

Facebook cofounder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg said the company will find ways to address the problem, though he didn’t acknowledge its severity. And without apparent irony, he made this announcement in a Facebook post surrounded – at least for some viewers – by fake news items.

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This plastic toilet could save lives

 @CNNMoney – January 22, 2016: 11:03 PM ET

jasmine burton toilet grassJasmine Burton helped design an inexpensive, portable plastic toilet to address the lack of basic sanitation around the world

money.cnn.com: Everybody poops. But not everyone has access to a toilet.

“It’s shocking that this basic necessity is unavailable to nearly half of the world,” said Jasmine Burton, founder and president of Atlanta-based Wish for WASH.

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China Amplifies Warning on Taiwan, and Trump Takes a Tougher Line

President-elect Donald J. Trump at a rally in Cincinnati last week. Two of his Twitter assertions about China, on tariffs and the South China Sea, were broadly correct. A third, about China’s currency, was out of date. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

BEIJING — China warned President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday that he was risking a confrontation over Taiwan, even as Mr. Trump broadened the dispute with new messages on Twitter challenging Beijing’s trade policies and military activities in the South China Sea.

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India, China, Russia consult on Asia Pacific; get Philippines backing

ANN The Jakarta Post

Bangkok | Fri, December 2, 2016 | 01:31 pm

India, China, Russia consult on Asia Pacific; get Philippines backing A woman walks past a billboard featuring an image of an island in South China Sea on display with Chinese words that read: “South China Sea, our beautiful motherland, we won’t let go an inch” in Weifang in east China’s Shandong province. (Chinatopix via AP/-)

India, China and Russia on Thursday held their first round of consultation on Asia-Pacific Affairs which included regional security architecture, coordination within regional and multilateral fora, anti-terrorism and other regional issues, according to PTI as reported by The Statesman.

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China Welcomes Incoming Head of U.N., Where It Wants a Larger Role

President Xi Jinping of China arriving to meet António Guterres, the next secretary general of the United Nations, on Monday at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Credit Jason Lee/Reuters

BEIJING — China extended a warm welcome this week to the incoming United Nations chief, António Guterres, praising the world body and making clear that it wants a greater role there, at a time when Donald J. Trump’s election to the White House has many wondering whether American involvement will recede.

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China Takes a Chain Saw to a Center of Tibetan Buddhism

A Buddhist nun with a prayer wheel in Larung Gar, a monastic camp where thousands of nuns and monks live and study, in Sichuan Province, China. Credit Gilles Sabrié for The New York Times

LARUNG GAR, China — Atop a hill, a growling chain saw drowned out loudspeakers broadcasting a lama’s chants from a nearby temple.

The chain saw, wielded by workers demolishing a row of homes, signaled the imminent end of thousands of hand-built monastic dwellings here at Larung Gar, the world’s largest Buddhist institute.

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Stop the mass extinction – Chấm dứt tuyệt chủng đại trà

Chào các bạn,

Động vật hoang dã đang chết hàng loạt vì con người phá rừng để xây cất đủ thứ, xâm lấn môi trường sống của động vật hoang dã, làm chúng không còn đất sống. Petition dưới đây nhằm ủng hộ một kế hoạch của một số nhà khoa học là giữ một nửa diên tích trái đất làm khu bảo tồn cho động vật (và thực vật) hoang dã.

Mời các bạn ký tên ủng hộ và chuyển thông điệp này đi xa.


Đọc tiếp Stop the mass extinction – Chấm dứt tuyệt chủng đại trà

Rodrigo Duterte shrugs off ‘bulls***’ ICC threat

ELJAZEERA – Philippines president blasts calls for his trial at the international criminal court over bloody crackdown on drugs.

An ICC prosecutor said the court may have jurisdiction to prosecute perpetrators of Philippines killings [Reuters]
An ICC prosecutor said the court may have jurisdiction to prosecute perpetrators of Philippines killings [Reuters]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte denounced what he called “bulls***” Western threats to seek his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his role in a bloody crackdown on drug dealers.

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