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WASHINGTON (AP) — The animated video begins with a photo of the black flags of jihad. Seconds later, it flashes highlights of a year of social media posts: plaques of anti-Semitic verses, talk of retribution and a photo of two men carrying more jihadi flags while they burn the stars and stripes. It...
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — New Zealand’s official privacy watchdog on Monday described Facebook as “morally bankrupt” and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia’s lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. Privacy...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an AP file photo
(AP) — At first glance, Mark Zuckerberg’s new ”privacy-focused vision ” for Facebook looks like a transformative mission statement from a CEO under pressure to reverse years of battering over its surveillance practices and privacy failures. But critics say the announcement obscures Facebook’s...
 Fuamatu Kosetatino and his father Fuamatu Samoa Oloaga Asuelu.
Apia, SAMOA — A village council has moved to address the increasing use of Facebook to incite violence, by penalizing families whose family members recently posted derogatory and threatening comments. The Lauli’i village council has penalized five families in their village and slapped each one of...
A group photo of inmates — posted on Facebook
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several members of the community, including some victims, have raised deep concerns regarding the fact that some inmates at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) are able to access social media sites such as Facebook. While any and all electronic devices are not...
Lani Wendt Young
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Facebook’s community standards allow women to be abused and threatened, especially when that abuse is not in English.  This is according to Lani Wendt Young, a Samoan writer, editor, publisher and journalist, who was invited by Netsafe NZ to speak at the 2018 Trans-Tasman...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
NEW YORK (AP) — For users, Facebook’s revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next? For the owners of the affected accounts, and of another 40 million that Facebook considered at risk, the first order of business may...
Apia, SAMOA — Clearly frustrated by his inability to control relentless attacks against him on Facebook, Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi last week said he had had enough. In an interview with TV1Samoa, Tuilaepa announced he had instructed the Attorney General's office to begin...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Alliance of Media Practitioner for Development (S.A.M.P.O.D.) has cautioned Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi against continuing with a threat to shut down Facebook in Samoa. In a statement, the Group has reminded the Government that the right to free...