London mayor urges Google, Youtube to toughen guidelines on violent content

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday called on Google and its video-sharing service YouTube to establish stricter rules regarding violent content posted online.

Facebook offers tool to combat fake news in Kenya ahead of polls

Facebook on Friday rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.

Hamilton 68 website tracks Russian-backed propaganda on Twitter

A website launched on Wednesday seeks to track Russian-supported propaganda and disinformation on Twitter, part of a growing non-governmental effort to diminish Moscow’s ability to meddle in future elections in the United States and Europe.

YouTube unleashes Google AI to crack down on extremist content

Google recently stepped up its efforts to reduce the amount of extremist content available on YouTube.


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37 inmates dead in Venezuela prison riot

At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela’s southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.

Police arrest man after knife drama at broadcast station

Dutch police arrested a man Thursday in the country’s central broadcasting centre of Hilversum, after he took a woman hostage following a spat in a parking lot, a spokeswoman said.

MTN wants electronic listing, reopens talks with SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission has resumed talks with MTN Nigeria over the telco’s planned listing on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Wrestling Championship: Nigeria’ll win gold medal – Igali

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation, NWF, yesterday unveiled an eight-man team to the Senior World Wrestling Championship billed for Paris, France from August 20 to 26.

Man bags six-month jail term for cable theft

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Wednesday said the Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos had sentenced a 32-year-old man, Ismaila Mabodu, to six-month imprisonment for theft of 10 metres of armoured copper cable at a substation around the Nigerian Railway Corporation premises, Yaba.

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Minister inaugurates anti-piracy committee

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has inaugurated the Anti-Piracy Committee, charged with working out the modalities to tackle the piracy of creative works in the country.

Buhari lacks faith in Nigeria’s health system – BBC

BBC has included President Muhammadu Buhari in the category of five African presidents who have “an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home”.

UK-EU agreement on Brexit ‘divorce bill’ unlikely before November – Davis

The amount of money that the UK will pay the EU in compensation for country’s withdrawal from the bloc is unlikely to be determined before November, Brexit Secretary David Davis said Tuesday.

Suicide bombers kill 16 in Borno market – police

The Police in Borno said 16 persons were killed and 82 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.

Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia kills drug suspects

Amnesty International has condemned what it described as an alarming number of police killings of suspected drug dealers in Indonesia.