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Abu Dhabi hailed as world’s safest city

The capital city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, was named as the 'world's safest city' with a safety index with 89.3 points. The study was made by Numbeo, it has crowd sourced global database to come up with the list. Following Abu Dhabi in the safest cities in the world list...

Long live the Beetle! Iconic ‘people’s car’ thrives in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — The Beetle, the past’s gift to the present, has ceased production, according to media accounts, and the news is giving heartache to millions who grew up with this “people’s car,” including those who have it in their must-have bucket list. But there’s a...

Facebook announces stricter policies following livestreamed mass shootings

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May. 16, 19 | 2:14 pm

 

Facebook has announced that it will be imposing stricter rules and will be imposing bans on users found to have violated their policy on using their Facebook Livestream feature following the horrific mass shootings that took place at two Christchurch Mosques that left 50 people dead.

The social media giant has announced that it will now impose a ‘one strike policy’ across a broader range of offenses, with restrictions beginning from a ban of 30 days right from the first offense.

“Following the horrific terrorist attacks in New Zealand, we’ve been reviewing what more we can do to limit our services from being used to cause harm or spread hate.  As a direct result, starting today, people who have broken certain rules on Facebook — including our Dangerous Organizations and Individuals policy — will be restricted from using Facebook Live,”  said the company in an announcement.

Facebook furthers that those who will be found guilty of misusing and abusing the Livestream platform may be restricted from other Facebook function as well, like creating advertisements for instance. However, it also assured those who use the platform responsibly that they will not be affected in any manner.

“We recognize the tension between people who would prefer unfettered access to our services and the restrictions needed to keep people safe on Facebook. Our goal is to minimize risk of abuse on Live while enabling people to use Live in a positive way every day,” said Facebook.

 

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