Facebook said on Monday it was removing several Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of “hate and misinformation” after reviewing the content.
“We’re removing a total of 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account and 52 Facebook Pages, followed by almost 12 million people,” Facebook said in a blog posted on Aug 27.
Some of the military’s Facebook posts from last year included detailed accounts of clashes with Rohingya militants, often accompanied by pictures.
This comes hours after United Nations investigators said the army carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”. The report from UN said the commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s armed forces and five generals should be prosecuted for orchestrating the gravest crimes under law.
It’s shows the social media giants ‘Facebook’ concern for removing hate speed from the internet.
Django Girls trained 30 young women programming in Sekondi-Takoradi
Django Girls is a non-profit organization and a community that empowers and helps women by organizing free programming workshops by providing tools, resources and support.
Django Girls organized free two days Python and Django workshop in Takoradi, and participants had an amazing first hand experience with technology (coding), basically the main aim of this workshop or training is to inspire women to fall in love with programming and also to bring more amazing women into the world of technology.
Many a time we assume computer programming and or coding or computer literacy in general is for guys but with the help of some volunteers this gap is being bridged by training women in the area of programming where many who take this training serious can also acquire adequate skills and start up their own business from it, be it a full time programmer or part time.
During the events over the weekend, 30 young women from Takoradi and it environs and from other regions as well came together to learn and build their first web application using HTML, CSS, Python and Django from with the help of their 8 dedicated coaches.
Indeed there was a great impact and from the look on the faces of the participants after the workshop, it was confirmed that certainly the goal was achieved.
We encourage more women to take advantage of these workshops.
Check the link for more images of the just ended Django Girls Sekondi-Takoradi.
YouTube introduces new tools to aim at helping the users
Online video streaming and sharing giants YouTube has introduced some new tools that are aimed at helping users of the video-sharing platform better understand what they want so as to be able to focus on what matters the most.
According to a YouTube post, the new tools are meant to “help people better understand their tech usage, focus on what matters most and disconnect when needed.”
The Google owned video-sharing platform explained that the aim of the “app is to provide a better understanding of time spent on YouTube,” so users “can make informed decisions about how you want YouTube to best fit into your life.”
“We’re dedicated to making sure that you have the information you need to better understand how you use YouTube and develop your own sense of digital well being,” a post on YouTube’s blog read.
The YouTube latest app will provide users with details on how long they’ve spent watching YouTube videos over the past 7 days, per day usage and the average amount of time spent on the app during the previous week.
All the necessary details to help it’s user monitor how much time they’ve spent on the platform. And this will be available in the YouTube menu account.
YouTube also made the option for users to set reminders to enable them take a break. This feature allow users to choose a certain amount of time they want to spend on YouTube. Once the limit has been passed, a reminder will pop up on the screen.
Another feature in the app is the ability to mute or reduce amount of notifications that you receive per day. Users can choose to receive only one notification per day, and even decide the time that they would like to receive it.
Still on the notification feature, users can even choose to mute all notifications without sound and vibration during specific times of the day.