ATTACKS ON MOSQUES IN INDIA’S TRIPURA DURING RALLY AGAINST BANGLADESH VIOLENCE

Sat 23 October 2021: At least six mosques and over a dozen of houses and shops belong to Muslims were vandalised by Hindutva groups RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal across Tripura during protests against Bangladesh violence on Thursday. Photos and videos accessed by Maktoob show violent right wing mobs who wear saffron and carry swords […]

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TOLD BALDWIN PROP GUN HAD NO LIVE ROUNDS – REPORTS

Sat 23 October 2021: According to media reports, an assistant director of the “Rust” western movie told actor Alec Baldwin that his prop gun had no live rounds before the fatal shooting on the set. According to The New York Times, the assistant director said in an affidavit that he “did not know live rounds […]

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TWITTER ACKNOWLEDGES ITS ALGORITHMS AMPLIFY RIGHT-WING MATERIAL

Sat 23 October 2021: According to an internal study, Twitter’s algorithms are amplifying more conservative and right-wing content. Conservative politicians’ tweets were magnified more than liberal politicians’ tweets in nearly every country studied, according to Twitter. Meanwhile, right-wing news outlets were amplified more than left-wing news outlets for Twitter users. According to the study, Twitter […]

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SA HOUSEHOLDS URGED TO APPLY FOR FREE SET-TOP BOXES AHEAD OF DIGITAL MIGRATION DEADLINE

Fri 22 October 2021: As South Africa continues to prepare to migrate to digital broadcasting by 31 March 2022, the South African Post Office has called on qualifying households to apply for their free set-top boxes ahead of the deadline. Homes that apply before 1 November, will receive a decoder before the analogue television signal […]

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UN UNVEILS CRISIS TRUST FUND TO PROVIDE MONEY DIRECTLY TO AFGHANS

Fri 22 October 2021: The United Nations said Thursday it has launched a crisis trust fund to provide money directly to Afghans to prevent a humanitarian crisis and the breakdown of the economy following the Taliban’s takeover this August, Anadolu News Agency reports. The UN Development Program (UNDP) launched a new crisis response initiative as part of […]

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