· Facebook reportedly ignored its own research showing algorithms divided users →
Kaplan is a controversial figure in part due to his staunch right-wing politics — he supported Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh throughout his nomination — and his apparent ability to sway CEO Mark Zuckerberg on important policy matters.
· US city deploys camera-equipped planes for surveillance →
The US city of Baltimore is deploying a controversial method of surveillance that was developed for use in Iraq.
· There’s a lot riding on Wednesday’s SpaceX launch →
No discussion of SpaceX would be complete with some handwringing over its controversial founder and CEO — Musk himself has made sure of that.
· Coronavirus latest: at a glance →
A state of emergency introduced in Hungary to tackle its epidemic is to be lifted on 20 June, the country’s justice minister says, potentially bringing to an end Viktor Orbán’s controversial power to rule by decree.
· Newcastle takeover in serious doubt as WTO rules pirate TV channel is Saudi →
The controversial £300m Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle United appears to be in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation ruled that the country is behind a pirate satellite TV and streaming service that offers illegal access to sporting events, the Guardian can reveal.While the WTO’s 130-page final report will not be published until mid-June, it is understood that the independent ruling firmly establishes that the Saudi government is behind beoutQ.
· France's data protection watchdog reviews contact-tracing app StopCovid →
ROBERT has been a controversial topic as it isn’t an anonymous system — it relies on pseydonymization.
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· Step Chickens and the Rise of TikTok Cults →
“With the pandemic, social media is very political and controversial,” Jiayang Li, 22, said.
· UK regulator censures China's CGTN for Hong Kong coverage →
Those protests were initially sparked by a controversial bill that would have allowed extraditions of suspects to mainland China to face trial there.
Hong Kong Free Press
· State media outlet appears to quote Hong Kong police condemning ‘illegal activities’ a day before planned demo →
In a tweet just before 9pm on Tuesday, the paper referred to a police statement released on “Wednesday,” apparently in reference to protester’s plans to enforce a city-wide strike and surround the legislature in protest of the controversial national anthem bill.
· CBD Melbourne: Hendo goes nuclear on Twitter trolls →
Sharma has been accused of imputing former Labor MP Melissa Parke was an anti-Semite on Twitter, when he tweeted a link to her resignation from last year’s federal election race after she made controversial comments about Israel.