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Thursday March 28th, 2019 night edition

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In a major policy shift for the world’s biggest social media network, Facebook banned white nationalism and white separatism on its platform Tuesday.

Facebook will also begin directing users who try to post content associated with those ideologies to a nonprofit that helps people leave hate groups, Motherboard has learned.

Last year, a Motherboard investigation found that, though Facebook banned “white supremacy” on its platform, it explicitly allowed “white nationalism” and “white separatism.”

“We decided that the overlap between white nationalism, [white] separatism, and white supremacy is so extensive we really can’t make a meaningful distinction between them.

Specifically, Facebook will now ban content that includes explicit praise, support, or representation of white nationalism or separatism.

Implicit and coded white nationalism and white separatism will not be banned immediately, in part because the company said it’s harder to detect and remove.

The new policy is a significant change from the company’s old policies on white separatism and white nationalism. »

Face off – Cyclists not human enough for drivers: study

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A national Australian study has found more than half of car drivers think cyclists are not completely human.

The study found a link between dehumanization and deliberate acts of aggression, with more than one in ten people having deliberately driven their car close to a cyclist.

But if drivers can put a human face to cyclists, researchers say this could reduce aggression directed at cyclists and road trauma involving riders. »

FTC Shuts Down 4 Robocall Groups Responsible For Billions of Illegal Robocalls

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The FTC also went after one company that provided the software platform used to make more than one billion illegal robocalls.

With the Federal Trade Commission’s victory in court, they received an order that banned the defendants from making robocalls and most telemarketing activities.

This is not the end of robocalls but hopefully a first step to cracking down on companies who make illegal robocalls. »

HIGHLIGHTS: Pakistan reacts to India’s Mission Shakti, urges ‘no militarisation of space’

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PM Narendra Modi Address to Nation HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the nation to announce that India has become the fourth country to execute a low-orbit satellite destruction in space.

Modi said India shot down a low-orbit satellite through an Indian anti-satellite weapon A-SAT in an operation called ‘Mission Shakti’ which lasted for just 3 minutes.

“India has entered its name as an elite space power. »