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Investigation: Twitter and Facebook ‘allowing Islamophobia’

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By: Oliver Wright

Sourceindependent.co.uk

Twitter and Facebook are refusing to take down hundreds of inflammatory Islamophobic postings from across their sites despite being alerted to the content by anti-racism groups, an investigation by The Independent has established.

The number of postings, some of which accuse Muslims of being rapists, paedophiles and comparable to cancer, has increased significantly in recent months in the aftermath of the Rotherham sex-abuse scandal and the murder of British hostages held by Isis.

The most extreme call for the execution of British Muslims – but in most cases those behind the abuse have not had their accounts suspended or the posts removed.

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Ebola death toll crosses 4,000 mark

Latest figure put at 4,033 as UN special envoy calls for greater resources and effort to battle epidemic in West Africa.

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Source: aljazeera.com

More than 4,000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in West Africa at the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation.

The WHO said on Friday that as of October 8, 4,033 people have died of Ebola out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The last toll put the figures at 3,865 dead from 8,033 cases.

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What The Government Might Be Keeping Secret From You (Video)

info-pictogram1 The State Secrets privilege is a powerful law that allows the US government to withhold information that might harm national security. But federal courts are using this law to dismiss entire lawsuits–lots of them–often before reviewing the evidence. Does the government’s need to protect state secrets trump the rights of those seeking their day in court?

Do not run after gold while ignoring the diamonds in your pocket, you might drop them

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By: Mohammed Zeyara

Humans are greedy. We always want more. We always want what we do not have. We do not appreciate what we have. We do not appreciate our blessings.

If we have rivers of gold, we will beg for seas of gold. And if we have seas of gold, we will beg for oceans of gold. And if we have oceans of gold, we will beg for oceans of diamonds.

Do not miss a precious opportunity thinking you will find better. Do not ignore that good girl because you want prettier. Do not ignore that good man because you want a stronger man. These cases lead to regret.

Four Cases Of Police Brutality And Racism You Need To Know (Video)

info-pictogram1 It’s been more than 20 years since the police beating of Rodney King led to the L.A. riots. More recently, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and all around the United States are furious over the police shooting of yet another unarmed black man — Michael Brown. AJ+ takes a look back at some of the most infamous police brutality cases that inform us now.