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Apia, SAMOA — A report by TV1Samoa details Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi saying that many people had complained about the popular social media platform and how it was being used to hurt people. "I am thinking about this a lot especially how it is being used to make defamatory...
Student speakers for the Pasifika Commencement Celebration
Honolulu, HAWAII — COVID-19 has transformed the way we engage with each other, and as a result, graduations have been cancelled across the country. Despite the pandemic, a dedicated group of Pacific Islander educators and professionals have come together to honor our graduates in a creative way and...
Scanlan building in Fagatogo on fire
Followers on Samoa News Facebook page are reporting firefighters and area residents battled to contain and extinguish a fire at The Scanlan Building in Fagatogo late Friday afternoon, April 25.  More information as it becomes available. See video elsewhere in this issue. [photo: Facebook]
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman, who is the victim of an assault that occurred in November last year has questioned the decision of the court regarding the two defendants who assaulted her inside a store in Tafuna. The two defendants, Taimane Brown, 48, and her daughter, Mary Maanaima, 18 were...
Sons and daughters of Samoa visiting home on leave to visit family and take a break from Army and NFL duties. Shalom Luani of the Houston Texans and Daniel Etuale of the Cleveland Browns - American Samoa's very own NFL players - pictured with U.S. Army SPC Arrianna Princess Auvaa after an exclusive...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it will take down misinformation about China's fast-spreading coronavirus, in a rare departure from its usual approach to dubious health content that is presenting a fresh challenge for social media companies. The coronavirus outbreak has stoked a wave of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Be cautious about the news being shared on personal profiles, such as Facebook — be suspicious of its origin,” the Department of Health’s Command Center epidemiologist Aifili Tufa, PhD replied, when Samoa News asked him about the latest report on Facebook that “it has...
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Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa say they hope recent arrests will deter others from using social media to commit crimes. Police said two youths were in custody facing assault charges following an ambush which used Facebook to lure their victim. The use of social media to instigate violence reflected...
Tonga's Queen Nanasipau'u and her husband King Tupou VI
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Tongan police are considering laying treason charges against people insulting the royal family on Facebook, says the kingdom's attorney general. It comes as the government mulls blocking the social media platform because of escalating tensions between pro-democracy groups and...
Pages from a confidential whistleblower's report on Facebook
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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