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Facebook’s Watch goes up against YouTube for ads revenue

Facebook Inc launched its Watch video service to United States users on Thursday with plans to allow people to submit shows, as the No. 1 social media network vies with Alphabet Inc’s YouTube for advertising revenue.

WhatsApp adds verified badges to select business accounts

WhatsApp is giving business accounts verified green badges if their contact information checks out.

Facebook to reject ads from pages touting ‘fake news’

Facebook on Monday said that pages that make a habit of linking to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise at the world’s leading online social network.

Traffickers using Facebook to broadcast migrants’ abuse, torture – UN

Traffickers are using Facebook to broadcast the abuse and torture of migrants in order to extort ransom money from their families, the UN migration agency said on Friday.

Facebook makes it simple to see if friends are safe

Facebook on Monday made it simpler to see whether friends have checked in as "safe" on the online platform during disasters or other dangerous events.

Igbo seek social media usage regulation over hate-speeches

The President-General of Igbo Community in Kaduna and Vice President of Igbo Delegate Assembly for the 19 Northern States, Mr. Chris Nnoli, has called on government to regulate social media usage in the country.

China targets social media in new crackdown

China's largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation's strict cybersecurity laws.

Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

Facebook Inc made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women’s basketball to a safari show and a parenting programme, media reports on Thursday.

Artist stencils hate tweets on the ground in front of Twitter HQ

A German-Israeli artist who accuses Twitter of failing to delete hate speech tweets has taken matters into his own hands – by stencilling the offending messages on the road in front of the company’s Hamburg headquarters.

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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Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

PANDEF urges President Buhari to inaugurate NDDC board to check Senator Akpabio’s excesses

National Youth Leader, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Olorogun Vincent Oyibode, Wednesday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate without any further delay the new board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, previously screened and confirmed by the Senate, to check the highhandedness of the Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
One of Brazil’s leading indigenous chiefs, Aritana Yawalapiti, died Wednesday of respiratory complications caused by COVID-19, his family said.

Coronavirus kills leading Brazil indigenous chief

One of Brazil’s leading indigenous chiefs, Aritana Yawalapiti, died Wednesday of respiratory complications caused by COVID-19, his family said.
The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions.

Why Edo Assembly deputy speaker was impeached

The Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Yekini Idiaye, was impeached on Wednesday for pledging loyalty to the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, it has been gathered.
Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings has announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director.

Heirs Holdings names new group executive director

Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings, has announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director.

Nigeria Immigration Service promotes over 3,500 officers

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB) has promoted over 3,500 officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).