Communication

Twitter Bans Political Ads

One of the most popular social networks in the world, Twitter has announced that it bans political ads, AFP reports.

Company CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet: "We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…."

Martin Luther King's daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill civil rights leader

Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Oct. 17 after the head of Facebook said social media should not fact-check political advertisements.

Greece secures EU okay to roll out 300 mln-euro broadband network

Greece secured EU regulatory approval on Wednesday for a 300-million-euro ($334.4 million) scheme to roll out an ultrafast broadband network across the country.

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and private investors.

UK Will Allocate over $ 22 Million to Combat Disinformation in Eastern Europe

Over the next three years, the British government will allocate £ 18m ($ 22.5m) to combat disinformation and the "fake news" phenomenon in Eastern European countries, as well as strengthening of independent media in Western Balkans, DW reported.

In the words of British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, it is a priority to create conditions for the smooth work of the journalists. 

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