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Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPs

Image copyright Parliament TV Image caption Yvette Cooper expressed frustration with all three firms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have faced tough questions from frustrated MPs about why they are still failing to remove hate speech on their platforms. Facebook was challenged on why copies of the video showing the New …

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Netherlands 'hosts most child sex abuse images'

Image copyright Getty Images Almost half of the child sexual abuse images reported to the Internet Watch Foundation last year were hosted in the Netherlands, the organisation says. It confirmed more than 105,000 web addresses were connected to illegal images in 2018, with 47% of the content hosted in the …

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Government in email privacy blunder

Image copyright Getty Images A government department responsible for data protection laws has shared the contact details of hundreds of journalists. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport emailed more than 300 recipients in a way that allowed their addresses to be seen by other people. The email – …

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TED 2019: Prize to online classes project causes controversy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Upstart offers online lessons, and says it is something children should do with their parents The TED talk organisers have announced the Audacious Project, a $280m (£215m) prize fund to be shared across eight projects it feels tackle the world’s toughest challenges. But already …

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Notre-Dame fire: Assassin's Creed's maker pledges aid

Image copyright Ubisoft Image caption Notre-Dame cathedral as it appears in the Assassin’s Creed game The maker of the Assassin’s Creed games will donate €500,000 ($565,000; £433,000) to the reconstruction of the fire-damaged Cathedral of Notre-Dame. A digital version of the building, which featured in its 2014 release Assassin’s Creed …

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Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV

Image copyright Rossiya 24 Russian state news channel Rossiya 24 has introduced a robot presenter for some of its bulletins. ‘Alex’ has already caused a stir, with some viewers complaining about his appearance and accusing him of peddling political propaganda. The robot was developed by Promobot in the city of …

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