Facebook said it has removed hundreds of accounts linked to spreading fake news and hate speech in Indonesian.
In efforts by Facebook Inc to prevent social network being misused in the build up to elections, 207 Facebook Pages, 800 Facebook accounts and 546 Facebook Groups accounts were removed for “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior.”
According to Reuters, Facebook’s head of Cybersecurity Policy, Nathaniel Gleicher said The accounts and pages were actively working to conceal what they were doing and were linked to the Saracen Group, “an online syndicate in Indonesia.”
“They have using deceptive messaging and… networks of concealed pages and accounts to drive often divisive narratives over key issues of public debates in Indonesia,” Gleicher said.
Huawei To Build Two Data Centers In South Africa
China`s tech company, Huawei says it will build two data centers in South Africa from next month as part of plans to expand cloud services across Africa.
It says, the company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centers in Johannesburg initially and later cape town.
Its cloud service will be available to organizations in South Africa as well as neighboring countries.
The Chinese firm, at the center of global security concerns, wants to challenge amazon, which is also expanding its presence in the emerging tech hub of cape town.
Volkswagen To Build Car Plant In Ethiopia
German car-maker Volkswagen have announced their plan to assemble cars in Ethiopia. The car-maker said in a statement that they will build a car plant and a training centre in the country. Many Ethiopians have found owning a car too expensive because of import taxes of up to 200%.
A 2014 Deloitte report, says Ethiopia has the world’s lowest rate of car ownership, with only two cars per a thousand inhabitants.
Volkswagen made the announcement in front of the German president as he visited the country.
Leap From 2G To 4G Would Happen Faster Than Expected In Africa – Nokia
Nokia head of customer marketing and communications in the middle east and African regions, Joachim Wuilmet says the African continent is on the next great mobile phone innovation this year.
Wuilmet said mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa rose by 44% in 2017 and smartphone penetration in the same region increased by 75%. He says, Africa is poised at the edge of an evolution, ready to show the rest of the world what it can do with innovation and a commitment to improving infrastructure and that the leap from 2G to 4G in Sub-Saharan Africa would happen faster than many expect.
Also, Nokia`s central, east, and west Africa- market unit head Daniel Jaeger, said there were already a number of impressive innovations around 5G in Africa, with some commercial sites in South Africa already rolling out.
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