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Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 00:35 GMT

Global News is now offering sponsors and advertiser’s digital marketing solutions in the form of sponsored, branded and featured content.

Sponsored, branded and featured content will be presented in such a way as to make them clearly distinct from Global News editorial content. Branded content includes a mandatory disclaimer stating that it was created on behalf of an advertiser or sponsor, and that it does not necessarily reflect the views of Global News.

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How social media is helping white supremacist movements

Today 06:05 GMT

The Organization for The Prevention of Violence OPV suggests the availability of white supremacist materials online, the ability to connect with like minded people and potential recruits and the general social interaction afforded by the internet has been “a game changer” for the white supremacist movement. READ MORE: New report identifies 7 extremist groups of threat to Alberta, offers recommendations to combat hate. “These spaces allow established veterans of the movement, and new and potential recruits, a greater degree of freedom where they can express views and opinions that would be seen as offensive in much of society,” the report reads.

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New registry law for online ads only applies to paid campaigns: Elections Canada

Thursday 21:51 GMT

A new law requiring online platforms to publish a digital registry of all political ads posted during the coming federal election campaign will apply only to paid advertisements.

As guidelines issued by Elections Canada on Wednesday point out, the law does not apply to texts, emails or other private messages. Facebook unveils new rules for political ads ahead of federal election. Nor does it apply to user-generated content posted for free on social media or content published on a group’s own website, including videos posted on those websites or free websites like YouTube.

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The Duggar family’s name for deviled eggs stirs online debate

Wednesday 06:05 GMT

One person explained that alternate names for deviled eggs are used in other parts of the U.S., including “stuffed eggs,” “salad eggs,” “dressed eggs,” and “angel eggs” for eggs with less fat and cholesterol.

Someone else pointed out that the name isn’t the important part of the post, saying in part: “All I saw was that Mrs. Duggar was making eggs with her girls and gave it a cutesy name. “We call them angel eggs too so feel free to overreact and tell me how wrong I am Geez.....while you unload I’ll be sipping on some cream soda and catching some sunshine,” someone else wrote.

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New Zealand, France to launch pledge aimed at stopping online terror

Thursday 11:45 GMT

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online.

One year after Toronto van attack, experts say outrage over incel movement ‘forgotten’. Ardern said Macron had played a leadership role among the Group of Seven major economies in trying to eliminate online terrorism, and his role would complement her experience from the recent Christchurch attacks when they co-chair the May 15 meeting.

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Source: The Guradian

'No right to livestream murder': Ardern leads push against online terror content

Thursday 02:24 GMT

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is to spearhead a push to combat violent extremism and terrorism on social media in the wake of the Christchurch attacks, saying the gunman did not have “a right to livestream the murder of 50 people”. Ardern and French president Emmanuel Macron will host a summit in Paris on 15 May, rallying tech companies and other concerned countries to commit to a pledge known as the “Christchurch Call” – a vow to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.

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Toronto van attack one year later: How has the city boosted security?

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

Witnesses say they are still struggling nearly 1 year since the deadly Toronto van attack. Now, a year has passed since the deadly rampage, and a number of steps have been taken to bolster security across the city.

Barsky says Toronto police have taken notes from police forces around the world and how they react to acts of violence similar to the Toronto van attack. “We certainly educate ourselves and inform ourselves from all of the devastating attacks that happen around the world and what sorts of strategies are being used around the world, and that certainly informs us on how we can become better at deterring these types of things,” he said.

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Shoppers Drug Mart launches online medical pot portal in Alberta

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

Medical cannabis users in Alberta can now get their therapeutic pot from Shoppers Drug Mart, with the retail giant opening its second online platform Tuesday in the western province as it pursues the growing market.

The launch follows the January debut of Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart in Ontario, where the company says uptake “has been strong.” As in Ontario, the Alberta platform touts “expert advice and counsel from trusted health-care professionals,” including tips on the purported health properties of various strains, proper dosages and titration techniques.

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Are you guilty of using a terrible password Study shows millions still use ‘123456’

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

According to the NSCS, individuals should use a strong, separate password for each online account, and can create a strong password by stringing together three random words using numbers and symbols.

Why the BBB wants you to change your password on National Password Day. Included in the NSCS report is a data set from Have I Been Pwned, by international web security expert, Troy Hunt, which lists the top 100,000 passwords that have been accessed by third parties in global cyber breaches.

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Source: The Guradian

Facebook ads by Lynton Crosby's firm 'part of push for hard Brexit'

Tuesday 19:05 GMT

A network of secretive pro-Brexit Facebook campaigns overseen by Sir Lynton Crosby’s company CTF Partners was part of a wider campaign to undermine Theresa May and push Britain towards a hard Brexit, according to individuals with knowledge of the company’s operations and internal documents.

On Tuesday the information commissioner will answer questions in parliament about the network of Facebook campaigns through which seemingly independent pro-Brexit groups spent as much as £1m running online adverts promoting a hard Brexit on sites with names such as Britain’s Future and Mainstream Network.

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Source: BBC

How do you kill a 'zombie rumour'?

Tuesday 09:55 GMT

"If the algorithms were build for emotional engagement, and that is having bad real world consequences, then they have to be optimised for something else," he said.

Because, a series of speakers said, misinformation is having alarming real world consequences - from influencing elections to causing deaths. And this is not just because it would be nice to counter the vast amounts of online lies and propaganda with truthful and respectful debate, something the TED audience always prefers.

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Source: Fox News

Cleric 'mastermind' behind Sri Lanka attacks known for hate-filled online sermons, possible ISIS ties

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

Over the past three years, radical Islamic cleric Zahran Hashim, alternately known as Mohammed Zahran, has amassed an online following of thousands for his hate-filled online sermons – sometimes delivered before a banner depicting the Twin Towers – that are composed of impassioned calls for “all non-Muslims be eliminated.”

Yet what remains unanswered is why a warning issued by Sri Lanka’s police chief on April 11 –who raised the alarm after receiving information from a foreign intelligence agency, allegedly India, with the caution that NTJ was concocting attacks – was ultimately ignored.


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