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Twitter Axes Thousands of Accounts ‘Promoting Serbia’s Ruling Party’

Twitter has removed almost 9,000 accounts that were "working to promote Serbia's ruling party", the Serbian Progressive Party, it said on Thursday.

"Toward the end of last year, we identified clusters of accounts engaged in inauthentic coordinated activity which led to the removal of 8,558 accounts working to promote Serbia's ruling party and its leader," Twitter announced.

STS implements advanced mobile location tech for 112 emergency line

The Special Telecommunications Service (STS) has implemented an advanced mobile location (AML) technology solution that allows geographic tracking of calls made to the 112 emergency line, exclusively during the emergency call. "The solution was implemented by the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) jointly with mobile communications operators and in partnership with Google and Apple.

Spotify says isolation ups interest in ‘chill’ music

People spending more time cooped up in their homes to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have changed their daily soundtracks, with many opting for more "chill" music, streaming service Spotify said March 30.

But they also noted a surge in the streaming of the old hit by The Police: "Don't Stand So Close To Me."

Facebook will Help the News Industry Affected by the Coronavirus

Facebook will provide $ 100 million in financial assistance to support media affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reports.

"The news industry is working under extraordinary conditions to keep people informed during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Facebook's news partnerships director, Campbell Brown.

KEDE posts forms for feeding of strays

Greece's Union of Municipalities and Communities (KEDE) has posted on its website and Facebook page a form required by those who want to leave their house to feed strays.

The form needs to be signed by the municipality where the person lives and should be brought along when the carer goes to feed the animals, KEDE said.

With school closures extended over Covid-19, teachers get to grips with online classes

As the Education Ministry scrambles to establish distance learning via virtual tools for long-term school closures, some teachers and pupils in Greece are trying to adapt to the new normal of instruction in the face of the public health emergency.

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