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Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post.

A politician in Singapore has corrected a Facebook post that questioned the independence of state investment firms after a government request, in the first use of the country’s “fake news” law. Brad Bowyer used “false and misleading” statements alleging that the government had influenced decisions made by the state investors Temasek Holdings and GIC, according to a statement on the official government factchecking website. Read full story here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/25/singapore-fake-news-law-facebook-brad-bowyer

Parents take-over teen's social media as punishment, and it's hilarious

When 15-year-old Madelynn Sumpter was busted sneaking boys into a sleep-over, her parents Tawnya Ford and Larry Sumpter gave her a choice of punishment. The teen had the option of one month without her phone, or two weeks without her phone - with full control of her social media given to mum and dad. The Texas student chose option two - how bad could a few Facebook posts be, right? Read more here: http://www.essentialkids.com.au/news/current-affairs/parents-takeover-teens-social-media-as-punishment-and-its-hilarious-20191120-h1jrqx#ixzz65wpNTvdI

Social media slurs could put Facebook in the courts under defamation push

Attorney-General Christian Porter wants an even playing field between online platforms and traditional publishers around defamation. Like newspapers, sites likes Facebook and Twitter deliver content to audiences and obtain advertising revenue. Individual publishers, not Facebook, are currently liable for comments made on Facebook pages they manage. Social media companies should face the same defamation laws as traditional media outlets, Commonwealth Attorney-General Christian Porter has said. Mr Porter's statement could have major consequences for companies such as Facebook and Twitter, which are used by millions of Australians. "The playing field between digital platforms and mainstream med

TikTok pivots to new countries as US scrutiny increases

TikTok is pivoting to new markets as it tries to distance itself from being labeled a Chinese app. In an internal memo, Zhang Yiming, CEO of TikTok parent ByteDance, urged the company to focus on adding users in less-popular markets as a means of diversifying TikTok’s growth, according to a Reuters report. Yiming also detailed TikTok’s need to improve user data protection, as well as better manage global public affairs. TikTok has emerged as one of the most popular social media apps used by American teens. Its rapid growth has caught the eye of the U.S. government, which has zeroed in on the app over fears it poses national security risks. ByteDance now faces a probe from the Committee on Fo

'Humour gone wrong': Hurricanes player banned for Instagram post

Hobart Hurricanes player Emily Smith will miss the rest of the season after accepting a Cricket Australia anti-corruption suspension for posting her team's line-up on her personal Instagram account around an hour before a Women's Big Bash League match against Sydney Thunder on November 2. Smith has been handed a 12-month ban, of which nine months have been suspended, for breaching Article 2.3.2 of CA's anti-corruption code, which prohibits the disclosure of inside information. Read the full story here: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/hurricanes-player-banned-for-instagram-post-20191118-p53bre.html

A little bit about BitLife

BitLife has been around since 2018 and is described as a life simulation game. Updates and new inclusions are regularly added, and an Android version was released this year. The objective is to essentially live a digital life from birth to death, acquiring education, relationships and jobs along the way. Like real life ,there are both good and bad choices along the way. Your character lives and dies as a result of the choice made by the user. There are stages representing infancy, primary school, high school, and on to undertaking university courses and gaining employment. Bit-money is earned, houses and cars can be bought, and a player may even follow a life choice to become famous. There

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