The Daily Populous

Friday September 27th, 2019 evening edition

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A new report from the University of Oxford showed that Facebook is the most common platform that governments and political parties use to spread disinformation.

Researchers say that Facebook's sheer size and its set up makes it more vulnerable to the issue.

There are now 70 countries where governments or political parties are misuing Facebook for this — more than double two years ago.

Read more: Facebook is making another attempt to crack down on fake news.

But the report underscores how, despite the efforts by Facebook and other social media firms, social media manipulation is on the rise and becoming ever-more sophisticated.

In each country, there is at least one political party or government agency using social media to shape public attitudes domestically," it added.

That's why we are working with policymakers, academics, and outside experts to make sure we continue to improve," he said. »

Spider-Man Will Stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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On Friday, the two companies jointly announced that Marvel Studios and its president, Kevin Feige, will produce the third film in the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” series.

The rumor mill roared back to life this week with hints that the two companies were close to brokering a new agreement.

Disney wanted the film to be financed on a 50/50 basis, with Feige remaining in a consulting producer capacity. »

Israel Canceled the FIFA Palestine Cup for No Apparent Reason

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With little reason, the Israeli government made the decision to cancel the Palestinian national football club championship, otherwise known as the FIFA Palestine Cup.

And FIFA must hold Israel to account the way it held apartheid South Africa to account—after much international pressure—decades ago.

If Israel decides unilaterally for FIFA that Palestinian soccer players are not to be afforded this freedom, then it must call into question whether Israel should hold FIFA membership at all. »