In India, Facebook Struggles to Combat Misinformation and Hate Speech

On Feb. 4, 2019, a Facebook researcher created a new user account to see what it was like to experience the social media site as a person living in Kerala, India.

For the next three weeks, the account operated by a simple rule: Follow all the recommendations generated by Facebook’s algorithms to join groups, watch videos and explore new pages on the site.

The result was an inundation of hate speech, misinformation and celebrations of violence, which were documented in an internal Facebook report published later that month.

“Following this test user’s News Feed, I’ve seen more images of dead

Wardrobe Inquiry: Chlöe Bailey Spotted in NYC for Her Appearance on the ‘Tamron Hall Show’ Wearing Dead Lotus Couture Purple Latex Dress

 You ask, we answer @annelise.Alexandra says, “Hi! Where is her dress from?” 

Chlöe Bailey stepped out in NY for her appearance on the Tamron Hall Show wearing a Dead Lotus Couture “Silenzia” latex dress (£470), styled by Nikki Cortez. The dress was paired with Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong sandals in cappuccino and jewelry pieces from Rachelment and Fallon Jewelry.

The Dead Lotus Couture dress is handmade with the finest latex to provide an hourglass figure to the wearer, perfect for Chlöe Bailey who regularly flaunts her curves. “Silenzia” also features slightly puffed sleeves along with a plunging v-neckline for stylishly head-turning details. …

She Is Breaking Glass Ceilings in Space, but Facing Sexism on Earth

Col. Wang Yaping is a pilot in the People’s Liberation Army’s Air Force. She is a space veteran, now making her second trip into orbit. She is set in the coming weeks to be the first Chinese woman to walk in space as China’s space station glides around Earth at 17,100 miles per hour.

And yet, as she began a six-month mission last week at the core of China’s ambitious space program, official and news media attention fixated as much on the comparative physiology of men and women, menstruation cycles, and the 5-year-old daughter she has left behind, as they

Pakistan and India Face Off in Cricket’s T20 World Cup

NEW DELHI — The event will be watched by hundreds of millions around the world, on televisions in remote villages, jumbo screens in crowded cities, phones in migrant labor tenements and flickering monitors in the living rooms of a diaspora spread across the world’s time zones.

Face-offs on the cricket field between India and Pakistan, like the expected encounter on Sunday in Dubai, have become increasingly rare, a victim of the frosty relationship between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. For a match to take place at all, even on neutral ground, players and fans have to hope tensions remain short of

Israel Accuses 6 Palestinian Rights Groups of Terrorism

JERUSALEM — Israel designated six major Palestinian rights watchdogs as terrorist organizations on Friday, a move that critics said would restrict the ability of Palestinian civil society to scrutinize and challenge Israeli government activity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Benny Gantz, Israel’s defense minister, ruled that the six groups were a front for a small leftist militant group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, that does not recognize the State of Israel. The group rose to prominence in the 1960s and ’70s for its hijacking of several passenger aircraft, and later claimed responsibility for suicide attacks

U.N. Flight Thwarted as Fighting Grows in Ethiopia

A United Nations humanitarian flight to the Ethiopian region of Tigray, epicenter of a year-old war that threatens to cause deepening famine, was ordered to abort a landing on Friday as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day.

The flight by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, bound for the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, returned to the national capital, Addis Ababa, and all such flights were suspended, said Steve Taravella, a spokesman for the World Food Program, the U.N. anti-hunger agency that manages the air service.

It was the first time a U.N. humanitarian flight had been forced to