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Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

The scoundrel called Oluwasanmi

But I decided to write, out of the permissive will of God. The Yoruba people say if you don’t call a wicked man by his name, he will think he’s among those remaking the world, and turning it to an Eldorado.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Breaking news from Aso Villa

Quite a challenging week it has been for Nigeria, and, indeed, the rest of the world. Except perhaps in China only, where the affliction started from, figures of Coronavirus infections continue to mount in other parts of the world. Italy and Spain have been particularly badly hit.

CITAD: Hate speech marring Bayelsa guber campaigns

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has expressed concern over the unrestrained deployment of hate speeches in the ongoing electioneering processes in Bayelsa State by followers of the two major contending parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

YouTube to ban ‘hateful,’ ‘supremacist’ videos

YouTube on Wednesday said it would ban videos that promote or glorify racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook school shooting.
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Spanish WhatsApp users reportedly flooded with ‘disinformation and hate’ ahead of elections

WhatsApp users in Spain are being subjected to disinformation and hateful memes at a rate that has outpaced similar malicious content on such platforms as YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

NSCIA accuses CAN of hate speech

The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has accused the scribe of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Musa Asake, of heating up the polity with “venom, hatred, calumny and unimaginable malice that smacks of intolerance and political brigandage.”

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Valentine Chime appointed new Vodacom Business Nigeria chief

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Kenya Airways to lay off staff, reduce network and assets – chief

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