Gallery ABC Minors anniversary at Regent Cinema. Photo: Steven Jonas Steven Jonas The Great Yarmouth Memories Facebook page is a brilliant place for you to reminisce about past memories and share some of your highlights of living in the borough through the decades. Caister on Sea Sea Scout troop who went to Luxembourg in 1984. L-R: Mark Daniels?, Chris Liddell and Matthew Hunn. Photo: Gary BrocklehurstFrom pictures of the Venetian Waterways in all its glory to the iconic Winter Gardens which captured the imagination of holidaymakers in the 20th century – the memories page is the perfect place for you to rediscover your favourite childhood moments. Take a look at 10 of the best photos that have been posted on the page so far, contributed by some of our 17,243 members. Caister-on-Sea Sea Scouts during St George's Day Parade. Photo: Caister Scout LeadersThese include shots of the popular outdoor swimming pool in Great Yarmouth and dedicated members of the Caister sea … [Read more...] about 10 pictures which show you why you should follow the Great Yarmouth Memories Facebook page
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POLITICS 06/08/2018 05:45 am ET Problems arise when a giant digital platform tries to regulate political speech on its own. By Paul Blumenthal The new political ad database Facebook unveiled last month has already exposed previously hidden politicking by campaigns and political action committees. But it’s also ensnaring news sites, podcasts and nonprofits whose ads aren’t political — and highlighting the problems inherent in having a private company regulate political speech. Sean Guillory ran into problems with the new policy when he tried to advertise an episode of his Russian history podcast. Guillory, a Ph.D. candidate in Russian studies at the University of Pittsburgh, wanted to advertise a podcast episode featuring Laurence Bogoslaw, the editor of a book of Russian press reports about Donald Trump going back to the 1990s. But Facebook blocked the ad because it decided the podcast contained political content. “I see my podcast as … [Read more...] about Facebook’s New Ad Disclosures Are Meant To Fight Russian Trolls. A Russian History Podcaster Is Paying The Price.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by BySheera Frenkel June 3, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Regina Bateson had just finished an Easter egg hunt with her children on April 1 when her phone started buzzing. Take a look at Facebook, messages from her friends and colleagues urged. Ms. Bateson, a Democrat running for Congress in the California primary on Tuesday, quickly opened up the social network. There, she saw what appeared to be a news article that painted her as underhandedly trying to torpedo the campaign of a rival Democratic candidate. When Ms. Bateson clicked through the article, she was directed to a Facebook page run by Sierra Nevada Revolution, a local progressive group she had clashed with in the past. The article was not a news story, she found, but a political ad paid for by Sierra Nevada Revolution. And while Facebook rolled out new rules … [Read more...] about Facebook Tried to Rein In Fake Ads. It Fell Short in a California Race.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch by Tony Romm May 24 at 2:00 PM Email the author Graphics of Facebook pages created by a Russian troll factory are displayed during a congressional hearing. (SHAWN THEW/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Facebook and Twitter forged ahead Thursday with new efforts to disclose more information about the political advertisements that appear on their sites, part of a broad campaign to help users better understand why they see the content they do and who’s behind it. For both tech companies, the stakes are high ahead of the 2018 midterm election, two years after Russian agents spread propaganda – through ads and … [Read more...] about Who’s behind those political ads on Facebook? Now, you can find out.
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Alex Perry 04/24/18 AT 12:33 PM Alek Minassian, the 25-year-old man accused of steering a rental van into pedestrians Monday in North Toronto, killing 10 people and injuring 15, was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.WATCH LIVE: Justin Trudeau will deliver a statement in Ottawa on the Toronto van attack at 8:25 a.m. ET. https://t.co/l81iAwQmws— Global News Toronto (@globalnewsto) April 24, 2018Officials confirmed that the event did not involve national security but “definitely looked deliberate.”Toronto police confirmed Minassian is from Richmond Hill, Ontario, and that he does not have a criminal record. Former classmates described him as socially withdrawn, but not particularly prone to violence when they knew him. He was a special needs student at Thornlea Secondary School in Toronto, … [Read more...] about Who Is Alek Minassian? Alleged Toronto Van Killer May Have Praised Elliot Rodger In Facebook Post