Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

A white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.

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The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and stickers praising Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager under investigation for shooting dead two Black Lives Matter protesters in Wisconsin in August.

According to the London-based Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), sales of the products fund two neo-Nazi extremist movements operating from Ukraine: Azov Battalion and Misanthropic Division. A number of UK far-right activists are believed to have been recruited by Azov Battalion to fight in the conflict in Ukraine.

a statue of a man: Ukraine-based Azov Battalion has sought to export its extreme ideology to the west.

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Ukraine-based Azov Battalion has sought to export its extreme ideology to

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The top early Black Friday hosting deals for 2020, featuring all the top Cloudways, Hostinger, SiteGround, HostGator and more sales

Compare the latest early web hosting deals for Black Friday, featuring the latest website hosting offers from Wix, Bluehost, SiteGround, Hostinger and more. Browse the best deals using the links below.

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Impact TV’s Production and Hosting Capabilities Bring Virtual Events to Life

BRADENTON, Fla., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Impact TV, an OTT (over-the-top) platform that offers positive and impactful media that is safe for the whole family, is now offering production and hosting services for live virtual events. The platform aims to meet the needs of event management agencies as the demand for virtual experiences and streaming entertainment rises due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With Impact TV, events such as conferences, seminars, leadership events, summits, and similar gatherings can be brought right into the homes of the countless Americans who are opting for at-home, virtual experiences during these unprecedented times.

“Impact TV is giving people the chance to enjoy live, virtual events together,” said Mark Pentecost, founder of Impact TV. “For event managers and promoters, Impact TV can serve as a crucial tool, especially given the current circumstances of the world. With high-quality production value and reliable hosting technology,

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Spotify is acquiring podcast hosting company Megaphone for $235 million

Spotify’s making another big podcasting acquisition. This time, it’s buying podcast hosting company Megaphone for $235 million, according to a source close to the companies. The deal doesn’t affect Spotify’s own podcasts — it already hosted its shows on Megaphone — but it does mean more shows will have access to Spotify’s proprietary ad insertion technology, called Streaming Ad Insertion.

SAI functions similarly to typical dynamic podcast ads, which are targeted based on a listener. But in Spotify’s case, the ads are inserted in real time as opposed to being swapped out ahead of a listen. This means Spotify’s system is making real-time decisions about which ads a specific listener should hear based on their data and also based on the goals of the various ad deals Spotify is currently running.

This acquisition means all podcasts currently hosted on Megaphone will gain access to SAI after the deal closes. No

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