Australian senators are questioning why Facebook isn’t tougher on anti-vax content that is present on the social media platform following a number of protests over the weekend.
The country’s Labor party is warning the company that “it has serious questions to answer” when it comes to its activities in Australia.
It comes as the latest Senate Hearing Committee into foreign interference on social media gets set to take evidence from Google and Twitter today.
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young told the New Daily “despite all its claims of acting to stem the publication of false information, the platform clearly continues to be used to spread misinformation”.
Facebook has defended its actions, saying it deleted numerous posts last week that were being used to organise anti-vax protests.
The Senate Committee was initially formed to deal with foreign interference through platforms like TikTok.
But recent events have prompted the members to shift their attention onto the spread of lies, misinformation, and hate speech on social media sites.
Apple delays return to the office as COVID rates spike
Apple has delayed its staff from returning to HQ on a full-time basis
Apple has delayed its workers from returning to the office full time.
Employees who are in the current working in the office two-day-per-week as part of a trial programme will have the option to once again work fully remote if they feel uncomfortable coming into the office.
According to news outlet The Verge, a memo released by Apple’s COVID-19 response team says that its updates are based on current infection rates and hospitalisations.
Apple is also requesting employees who do decide to return to the office to wear masks when in common areas like meeting rooms, hallways, and elevators.
New findings revealed about shocking China plane crash
New shocking information has been revealed about the China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in March
The incident that killed 132 people was intentionally flown into the mountainside according to reports.
U.S. officials examined the plane’s black box, uncovering that people within the cockpit deliberately caused the Boeing 737 to veer out of control.
The plane was flying on-route at a normal altitude and speed before it nosedived into a mountain.
Initially experts speculated that the crash was caused by faults in the plane design, which is what caused two other fatal plane crashes in 2018 and 2019, but no officials have indicated any mechanical issues.
The pilot and co-pilot were allegedly in good health with no known motive for crashing the plane.
Chinese authorities say that no emergency code was sent from the plane, meaning it is unlikely that an intruder entered the cockpit.
Snapchat co-creator and supermodel pay student loans for graduating class
Student loans still get the better of most of us, a pesky debt that hurts the hip pocket
But one graduating class got the ultimate graduation gift
Otis College of Art and Design in Downtown LA got their student loans paid by off by Snapchat co-creator Evan Spiegel and his wife and supermodel Miranda Kerr.
The president of the art college announced the gift as the single largest donation in the history of Otis College.
The previous largest gift to the school was for $10 million and the screams from the students show how much it means to them.
The president says student debt weights heavily on talented graduates and the couple’s donation will be life-changing for the Class of 2022.
Spiegel created the popular instant messaging app with two former Stanford University classmates.
The snapchat co-creator took summer classes at Otis during high school and wanted to give back to the arts college.
Spiegel and wife Miranda were given honorary degrees at the college.
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