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Facebook has released its Community Standards guidelines for what you can post

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In the interest of clearing confusion about what content is allowed on the site, Facebook has replaced the previous general community standards statements with a much more comprehensive and detailed document.

“You should, when you come to Facebook, understand where we draw these lines and what’s OK and what’s not OK,” said Monika Bickert, Facebook vice president of product policy and counterterrorism told Reuters and others at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters.

In releasing the more detailed Community Standards content, Facebook hopes to encourage expression in a safe environment the company said. Facebook policies are based on community input and recommendations from technology and public safety experts, according to the document’s introduction.

“We recognize how important it is for Facebook to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take our role in keeping abuse off our service seriously,” the company said. “That’s why we have developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not allowed on Facebook. Our Standards apply around the world to all types of content. They’re designed to be comprehensive — for example, content that might not be considered hate speech may still be removed for violating our bullying policies.”

Three guiding principles form the base of  Facebook’s guidelines: Safety, voice, and equity.

More detailed explanations of what the Facebook finds acceptable in the Community Standards are outlined in sections on Violence and Criminal Behavior, Safety, Objectionable Content, Integrity and Authenticity, Respecting Intellectual Property, and Content-Related Requests.

Facebook enforces its content standards with automated software and moderators. Now numbering 7,500, Reuters reports, Facebook increased the moderator staff in the last year due to pressure from several governments.

The Community Standards guidelines are not a static set of policies, Bickert told Reuters. The rules change often. Every two weeks Bickert leads a content standards forum to consider policy changes. The group also receives input from more than 100 external organizations and experts on areas of concern, such as child exploitation and terrorism.

“Everybody should expect that these will be updated frequently,” Reuters quoted Bickert saying about the Community Standards’ rules and policies.

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Tourists declared missing after volcano eruption in New Zealand

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A huge plume of white ash soars into the sky was seen after a volcano erupted off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Some group of tourist has been declared missing and one reported dead.

Earlier, about 50 people were feared to have been nearby.

The authorities has double their effort by launching helicopters in the affected area.

Hoever, the mobile triage unit has been spotted with medics onboard.

Michael Schade, an engineering manager from San Francisco, was one of the tourists who made it off the island minutes before the eruption.

Schade says, This is so hard to believe,” Schade said. “Our whole tour group were literally standing at the edge of the main crater not 30 minutes before.”

The authorities has responded by assuring thay’re doing everything they can to topple the situation..

 

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Fans Heart-broken as U.S rapper Juice Wrld dies at 21

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US rapper Juice Wrld has died at the age of 21, authorities say.

The musician’s death, first reported by celebrity news website TMZ, has been confirmed by medical authorities in Illinois.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said he died on Sunday. The cause of death is not yet known, the office said.

The rapper, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, was best-known for his viral 2018 hit Lucid Dreams.

Higgins, according to TMZ, died after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport Sunday morning.

Chicago police told the BBC a 21-year-old man suffered a medical emergency at around 02:00 (08:00 GMT) local time and was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have launched an investigation into the death.

The rapper rose to fame in 2018, when hit singles All Girls Are the Same and Lucid Dreams, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, drew the attention of music fans and record labels.

In early 2018, he was signed by Interscope Records, landing a record deal reported to be worth more than $3m (£2.2m).

He topped the Billboard chart this year with his second album Death Race for Love.

In one of his songs, Juice Wrld rapped about the short lives of artists, saying “all the legends seem to die out”.

Tributes to the rapper have been pouring in on social media, with many writing “RIP Juice Wrld” to pay their respects.

In a tweet, British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, who collaborated with Juice Wrld on her 2019 single Hate Me, described the rapper as “such a sweet soul” who had “so much further to go”.

Hip hop artist HaHa Davis wrote on Twitter: “Heartbroken @JuiceWorlddd I love you bro.”

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