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Pandemic hurt enforcement on suicide, child nudity

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Looks like the machines aren’t ready to take over just yet.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected Facebook’s ability to remove harmful and forbidden material from its platforms, the company said Tuesday. Sending its content moderators to work from home in March amid the pandemic led the company to remove less harmful material from Facebook and Instagram around suicide, self-injury, child nudity and sexual exploitation.

Sending its human reviewers home meant that Facebook relied more on technology, rather than people, to find posts, photos and other content that violates its rules.

“Today’s report shows the impact of COVID-19

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Technology which ‘sucks’ excess CO2 from the air could hurt UK’s green ambitions

Dominic Cummings
Dominic Cummings

Plans to pump £100m of taxpayer cash into technology designed to “suck” carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere risks starving more immediate and commercially viable energy projects of cash, environmental groups have warned.

A project which has the backing of Dominic Cummings, one of the Prime Minister’s special advisers, is said to have received £100m from the Treasury to develop new carbon capture technology.

It would work by using metal “air scrubbers”, which would chemically strip carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The excess carbon could then be stored safely underground. 

However, environmental groups have warned against awarding the

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