Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would team with two U.S. non-profits to slow the global spread of misinformation that could influence elections, acknowledging that fake news sites were still read by millions. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this
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Posted September 20, 2018 10:27:32 Photo: Wyndham, in Melbourne’s west, is growing as quickly as the entire city of Adelaide. (Supplied: David Flannery, file photo) A “population commission” would have the power to rein in housing approvals in areas where services and infrastructure are not keeping up with growth if the Coalition wins the Victorian
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Woolworths has responded to calls from the dairy industry by announcing it will increase the price of its milk by 10 cents a litre as part of a new special drought relief milk range. The major supermarket plans to launch the range mid-October with the extra 10 cents going to dairy farmers in drought-affected areas.
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Updated September 20, 2018 10:33:58 An aged care worker who was captured on hidden camera slapping and hitting a dementia patient in a Sydney nursing home has been sentenced to at least six months in home detention. Dana Gray, 59, was working in The Poplars aged care home in North Epping last year when one
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Updated September 20, 2018 09:55:56 The banking royal commission is continuing its focus on natural disaster insurance claims, where customers have faced lengthy delays in having their shattered homes repaired. Youi will continue in the stand to be followed by AAMI (Suncorp) and the Insurance Council of Australia. Follow the blog for the latest. Topics:
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Updated September 20, 2018 10:09:40 A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $100,000 for the family of a New Delhi man who died of toxic fumes while cleaning a sewer with his bare hands earlier this week. He was suffocated in the 6-metre-deep sewer after being lowered down with only a rope tied around his
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Sen. McCaskill says will vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, facing a tough re-election battle in Missouri, said on Wednesday she will vote against confirming President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. FILE PHOTO: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ranking member Claire McCaskill (D-MO) questions Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen
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Updated September 20, 2018 10:01:33 Photo: Parts of the Irish coast, such as Slea Head in Coumeenoole, have been battered during Storm Ali. (Reuters: Clodagh Kilcoyne) Map: Ireland A woman is dead in Ireland after strong winds blew her caravan off a cliff during a heavy storm. Irish police said the woman had been sleeping
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