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Why Conspiracy Theories Work so Well on Facebook
Panic attacks were common. Employees joked about suicide, had sex in the stairwells, and smoked weed on break.

A disturbing investigative report by the Verge last week revealed that some of Facebook’s contract moderators—who are tasked with keeping content like beheadings, bestiality, and racism out of your news feed—have turned to extreme coping mechanisms to get through the workday. Some contractors have been profoundly impacted by the content they’re exposed to, which may have implications for the rest of us who have grown accustomed to scrolling past sketchy links in our news feeds.

For some workers, repeatedly viewing conspiracy videos and memes became a gateway to embracing conspiracy theories themselves. Contractors told the Verge’s Casey Newton that some of their peers would “embrace fringe views” after days spent combing through conspiracy videos and memes.

“One auditor walks the floor promoting the idea that the Earth is flat,” Newton wrote.

Because most misinformation isn’t banned by the platform’s rules, Facebook generally won’t remove it outright, arguing instead that it should be countered with factual reports. Such efforts have not been totally successful: A recent article in the Guardian found that “search results for groups and pages with information about vaccines were dominated by anti-vaccination propaganda” on the social network.

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Clear stand on Huawei 5G gear, telcos urge government

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Cremica's Akshay Bector talks to Financial Express Online about the evolution of mayonnaise as poor man’s food, his take on the current government, Cremica’s latest stint with Jubilant Food Works and why Kellogg’s cannot acquire Haldiram's.

Comcast to launch new streaming video service

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Telcos plan to use AI, data analytics to make networks smarter, more efficient ahead of 5G deployment

“Our telecom industry has evolved and changing the mindset of everyone to adopt digital and automation is the key now,” said Randeep Sekhon, chief technology officer at Bharti Airtel, Indias No 2 telecom operator.

Huawei to launch 5G-ready Mate X foldable phone in India

Premium smartphone maker Huawei on Wednesday said it would launch its foldable 5G smartphone 'Mate X' in India in 2019.

Telecom subscriber base crosses the 120 crore mark; Reliance Jio, BSNL, and Airtel add customers

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India election 2019: When will broadband reach all villages?

An Indian government project hopes to connect India's villages to the internet by March 2019.

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