Facebook shuts down 150 fake Chinese accounts

Facebook has shut down a network of more than 150 fake profiles linked to China for “co-ordinated” interference in political discussions. While mainly concerned with backing China’s interests, some also posted about the US presidential election. It is only the second time that Facebook has identified such fake accounts as originating in China. The network […]

Facebook Takes Down Fake Pages Created in China Aimed at Trump, Biden

American officials see the activity on Facebook as relatively minor so far. China, according to two American officials, has not yet decided whether to try to influence the election in November in any substantial way. Microsoft has also reported observing Chinese activity aimed at gathering information about the presidential campaign. Last week, the company reported […]

Korean group in Japan files petition against NHK's controversial Hiroshima Twitter project

A screenshot of the website of NHK’s Hiroshima broadcasting station promoting its “Hiroshima Timeline” Twitter project. HIROSHIMA — Following criticism over the portrayal of Koreans in public broadcaster NHK’s Twitter project “Hiroshima Timeline,” the Korean Residents Union in Japan (Mindan) filed a request with the Hiroshima Legal Affairs Bureau on Sept. 23, demanding relief measures […]

6 Best Payment Methods for Online Shopping in India

Cash is the king, as the traditional adage says. However, in the net procuring period in India, money isn’t wherever close to the highest or favourite method to pay for purchases. That’s as a result of there’re completely different fee strategies in India you need to use on numerous on-line procuring websites like Amazon, Flipkart, […]

Hong Kong says social media used in 20% of its stock manipulation cases

Business A view of Hong Kong’s Exchange Square. (File photo: AFP/Anthony WALLACE) 24 Sep 2020 02:43PM(Updated: 24 Sep 2020 02:50PM) Share this content Bookmark HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s financial markets watchdog said on Thursday (Sep 24) that about 20 per cent of the market manipulation schemes it is currently investigating are so-called “ramp and dump […]

Facebook extends application deadline for Small Business Grants Programme in India

Facebook has announced that it has extended the deadline for applications for its Small Business Grants Programme in India. The company released a statement today: “To give more businesses the opportunity to apply for cash and optional ad credit grants, we’re extending the application deadline to 28 September 2020.”  Facebook had announced a USD $100 […]

Facebook Live: Japanese, Irish & Australian Whisky

What is the difference between Irish, Australian and Japanese Whiskies (other than the price tag)? What are the different regulations around single malts, blends and aging? The answers may surprise you! The international whisky tasting packs will include a 100ml bottle of Starward Two-fold Double Grain Australian Whisky, Suntory Toki Blended Japanese Whisky & Egans […]

Sen. Leila M. de Lima's Statement on the Shut Down of Duterte-China Fake Accounts by Facebook

Press ReleaseSeptember 24, 2020 Dispatch from Crame No. 920:Sen. Leila M. de Lima’s Statement on the Shut Down of Duterte-China Fake Accounts by Facebook 9/24/20 Hindi na ako nagulat na nagkalat na naman ang mga pekeng account at pro-Duterte Facebook page na mga basura ang laman. Dahil kaya naman tatay ang tawag kay Duterte, ay […]

Facebook Shuts Down 150 Chinese Accounts for Political Interference

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Facebook steps up efforts to protect Myanmar polls

San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Facing flak for failing to prevent hate speech from spreading on its platform in Myanmar, Facebook has announced additional steps aimed at protecting the integrity of November elections in the country. The social network who had admitted that they have been “too slow” to prevent the spread of misinformation and […]

Indian Premier League, KKR vs MI: Hardik Pandya Gets Hit Wicket, Triggers Meme-Fest On Twitter

Mumbai Indians placed on a advantageous batting show towards Kolkata Knight Riders of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday as they beat Dinesh Karthik’s facet by 49 runs. A advantageous knock of 80 from Rohit Sharma and a quickfire 47 by Suryakumar Yadav helped propel them to 195 towards […]

Facebook takes down networks in China and The Philippines for misleading content

Facebook has removed two separate networks for violating its policy against what it terms coordinated inauthentic behaviour (CIB). One of these networks originated in China and the other in the Philippines. In a detailed post, Nathaniel Gleicher, head of Security Policy for Facebook, noted that in each case, the people behind this activity coordinated with one […]

IPL 2020: Followers on Twitter benefit from the exemplary Rohit Sharma present in Mumbai Indians win over KKR #Newspointworld

Picture Supply : PTI MI skipper Rohit Sharma (left) hits a boundary as KKR skipper and keeper Dinesh Karthik seems on in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. As Rohit Sharma went about his batting in his customary flawless style to lastly arrive amongst runs within the Indian Premier League 2020 towards Kolkata Knighr Riders, the 54-ball […]

IPL 2020: Followers on Twitter benefit from the exemplary Rohit Sharma present in Mumbai Indians win over KKR

Facebook has more users in India than anywhere else. It's now dealing with a hate speech crisis

Facebook is facing multiple simultaneous controversies in the United States, particularly around disinformation, hate speech and political bias. But those issues are also playing out — sometimes in more sinister ways — around the world, including a country where Facebook has more users than anywhere else. In recent weeks, the company has repeatedly come under […]

SFC warns of investment scams on social media | Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong

24 Sep 2020 The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) today introduced an official Facebook page with a campaign to warn the public about the increasing use of social media platforms to defraud investors. The SFC explains how online investment scams operate and provides tips for avoiding them in the latest edition of its Enforcement Reporter, […]

Facebook removes fake accounts spreading Chinese propaganda, Technology News, ETtech

Facebook Inc said it detected and removed a small scale network of fake accounts aimed at distributing Chinese propaganda and disinformation across Southeast Asia and the US. Disguised as local operators, the accounts sought to amplify pro-China messaging over its control of the South China Sea and surrounding area, while promoting political leaders deemed to […]

Philippines police and military deny links to removed Facebook accounts

Photo by Vojtech Vlk | Bigstock.com MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine police and military on Wednesday denied any links to Facebook accounts that were taken down by the social media giant after it said they had engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” interfering in Asian and American politics. Facebook said on Tuesday it had dismantled a […]

Twitter being sued for promoting Khalistan in India; PIL filed in Delhi HC

A 3D-printed Twitter logo is seen through broken glass, in this picture illustration taken February 8, 2016.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking action against social media giant Twitter for being allegedly involved in a conspiracy to promote the separatist Khalistan movement. The matter was listed before a […]

Deccan Herald: Chinese tech giant Tencent’s WeChat messaging app has seen a surge in downloads in the United States since Friday. https://t.co/6N6Kg0VQIp

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IPL 2020: Fans on Twitter enjoy the exemplary Rohit Sharma show in Mumbai Indians win over KKR

Image Source : PTI MI skipper Rohit Sharma (left) hits a boundary as KKR skipper and keeper Dinesh Karthik looks on in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. As Rohit Sharma went about his batting in his customary flawless fashion to finally arrive among runs in the Indian Premier League 2020 against Kolkata Knighr Riders, the 54-ball […]

Philippines: Facebook Removes China-based Fake Accounts

Social media giant Facebook said it has taken down more than 150 fake accounts that originated in China over interfering in Philippine politics, including those that promote Beijing’s interests in the South China Sea and that back President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter as his successor in 2022. The accounts, which have a vast following in the […]

SC calls Delhi House notice to Facebook coercive, panel defers hearing | India News – Times of India #thelatestnews

New Delhi: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court stayed the tone and tone of the “forced” summons issued by the Raghav Chadha-led Peace and Harmony Committee of the Delhi Assembly. Facebook india Vice President Ajit Mohan indicated to the legislature to postpone the hearing related to the social media platform officer till 15 October.Before appearing before […]

Twitter users facing several problems; accounts locked, tweets appearing late – IBTimes India

Courtesy: Reuters Twitter is a fast-paced platform for sharing information, personal opinions and speaking one’s mind out. But late on Wednesday, that flow appeared to be disrupted. Twitter users have noticed a delay in their tweets appearing on the timelines. While some might find this to be an inconvenience, Twitter noticed the glitch and promised […]

Facebook Removes Cluster of China-Based Accounts Seeking to Interfere in Foreign Politics

With the US President Election only 40 days away, Facebook has this week reported that it recently detected and removed a cluster of China-based Facebook accounts and Pages that had been seeking to interfere in foreign politics, including the US. The Chinese cluster incorporated 155 accounts, 11 Pages, 9 Groups and 6 Instagram accounts: “133,000 […]

Malaysians like using e-commerce platforms but want better service, study finds

Cama stressed that brands need to keep a real-time pulse on customer preferences as well as reimagine customer experience for a post-Covid-19 world. — Picture by Miera Zulyana KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — A new multinational study has revealed that Malaysians are on the whole reasonably satisfied with their e-commerce platforms and providers, but feel […]

Facebook Removes Fake Chinese Accounts That Posted on US Election, Spread Beijing Propaganda

Facebook has shut down more than 180 fake accounts, groups, pages, and Instagram accounts that it determined to be run in China, which posted content on the U.S. presidential election and spread Beijing’s talking points on a range of topics, from the South China Sea to Hong Kong protests. The U.S. social media giant announced […]

Chinese e-commerce group Zall to increase hiring in Singapore

Chinese e-commerce group Zall Smart Commerce plans to recruit hundreds of employees over the next few years as it grows its local operations. The group, which is on the shortlist for a Singapore wholesale digital banking licence, employs around 300 people here but did not disclose the exact number it plans to hire this year. […]