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Facebook’s failure to eliminate militia page sooner was an ‘operational mistake’ says Mark Zuckerberg

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The “Kenosha Guard” page was taken down by Facebook after a deadly shooting at a racial justice protest.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees that the social network failed to remove a page created by a militia group called the Kenosha Guard before a deadly shooting at a protest in Wisconsin because of an “operational mistake.”

Facebook users notified the company of an event organized by the Kenosha Guard that issued a “call to arms” before racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Users reported the event for inciting violence, but received messages stating the content didn’t run afoul of the social network’s rules. The Kenosha Guard event was reported to Facebook at least 455 times.

Protests erupted after Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police during an arrest on Sunday and became paralyzed. On Tuesday, two protesters were shot to death and another person was wounded during a protest in that city. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old resident of Antioch, Illinois, was accused of killing the two protesters. He was arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other criminal counts.

Zuckerberg admitted Facebook made the wrong call by not pulling down the Kenosha Guard and event sooner. The page and event did violate new rules the company rolled out last week about “Dangerous Organizations and Individuals,” Zuckerberg told employees in a video posted on his Facebook page on Friday. Under those rules, Facebook would remove accounts, pages and groups formed by organizations and movements that pose a threat to public safety if they discussed potential violence.

Zuckerberg told employees that the team that reviews dangerous organizations and individuals has to understand the “nuances” of how militia groups and conspiracy theory movements work.

“The contractors and the reviewers who the initial complaints were funneled to basically didn’t pick this up,” he said.

After reviewing the content again, the company pulled down the Kenosha Guard page on Wednesday after the deadly shooting. Facebook hasn’t found any evidence that Rittenhouse followed the Kenosha Guard Page or that he was invited to the group’s event. But Facebook’s failure to remove the page more quickly sparked scrutiny from civil rights groups and the company’s employees. Facebook’s employees criticized Zuckerberg’s leadership and questioned whether the company was doing enough to combat hate speech during an internal virtual meeting on Thursday, BuzzFeed reported.

“At what point do we take responsibility for enabling hate filled bile to spread across our services?” one employee reportedly said during the meeting. “Anti semitism, conspiracy, and white supremacy reeks across our services.”

The backlash from employees shows that discontent over the company’s content moderation decisions continues to grow. In June, Facebook employees staged a rare virtual walkout and publicly criticized Zuckerberg after the social network left up a post from President Donald Trump they said could incite violence. In the post, Trump wrote “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” but Facebook determined those remarks didn’t violate its rules against inciting violence. Trump also made the same comments on Twitter but his tweet was labeled for violating the site’s rules against glorifying violence.

Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but spokeswoman Liz Bourgeois told the Kenosha shooting was “painful for everyone, especially our Black community.”

“The Kenosha Guard Event and Page violated our new policy on militia organizations and have been removed on that basis. We launched this policy last week and we’re still scaling up our enforcement of it by a team of specialists on our Dangerous Organizations team,” she said.

Earlier this month, Facebook said it took down 790 groups, 100 pages and 1,500 ads tied to the right-wing conspiracy theory known as QAnon that falsely claims there’s a “deep state” plot against Trump and his supporters. Civil rights groups organized a campaign this year calling on businesses to stop buying ads on Facebook in July, until the social network does more to combat hate speech.

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Laura K. Inamedinova, CEO of LKI Consulting uses social media to empower young women

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Laura Kornelija Inamedinova is an entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of LKI Consulting – a B2B tech and Blockchain-focused marketing agency, who started her business 7 years ago at the age of 20. An active social media influencer, Laura is sharing tips for career growth and insights for the founders of crypto/NFT projects, inspiring females to take charge, compete in the male-dominated industries, and find inspiration to be the main character of their lives.

Inamedinova hasn’t planned to become a marketing expert. During her school years, Laura has dreamt of a career in science and innovation. That’s why she entered Vilnius University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. But soon after graduation, Laura realized that working long hours on her own in the lab doesn’t match her personality. She carried on to explore many career fields – from cybersecurity to Customer Support to PR to Journalism, eventually discovering her true passion for the tech industry.

Managing a marketing agency

Like with any other job, running a Marketing agency is not easy. Laura shares that she has to take ownership of the quality of all marketing deliverables, the cashflow, the well-being of the employees, and, most importantly, the satisfaction of the Clients. To enable her team to perform at their best, Laura emphasizes the importance of a positive work environment where all the members feel understood, valued, and challenged.

Inamedinova’s schedule is packed each day, starting with the morning check-in calls with team members and followed with business development activities. Laura admits that she’s truly career-oriented. Though she frequently works until late hours, the CEO advocates for the importance of dedicating at least one day a week to rest. For her, it’s non-negotiable to completely separate from work and focus on relaxation to restore productivity.

Social networks – from hobby to career

Back in her university years, Inamedinova used her social media networks as a platform to inspire others, especially younger girls, to pursue their goals and conquer the business world. Her main goal is providing bite-sized digestible content for those who are just taking their first career steps. When starting her business, Inamedinova lacked a lot of information. Now, she is determined to be the source of knowledge and encouragement she’s always wanted to have.

What initially started as a hobby for Laura now helped her find new business opportunities, partners, and employees. Inamedinova highly recommends developing your personal brand and investing in self-development early on. Setting small attainable goals, disciplining yourself, practicing positive thinking, and making yourself a priority are just a few of the many tools in her toolkit.

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American Airlines is finishing service in three cities because of pilot deficiency

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American Airlines is finishing service in three urban areas this fall because of the business wide pilot lack.

The Texas-based transporter let Monday know that its service in Islip and Ithaca, New York, as well as in Toledo, Ohio, will end beginning on Sept. 7.

“We’re extremely grateful for the care and service our team members provided to our customers in Islip, Ithaca and Toledo, and are working closely with them during this time,”American Airlines said in a statement.

The transporter said proactively connecting with clients are booked to go after the previously mentioned date and is offering substitute plans.

The “difficult” decision to cut service comes as significant carriers wrestle with a deficiency of pilots when interest for movement is blasting.

The aircraft business is short 12,000 pilots, and that most of air terminals the country over, roughly 303, are now offering less flights.

As a matter of fact, “there were 188 networks that lost something like 25% of their air service, either during the pandemic or during the principal half of 2022 as the pilot lack deteriorated,” the Regional Airline Association (RAA) recently revealed.

Last month, Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci said the transporter will have day to day cancelations through June 1 because of the pilot lack.

The transporter had been having functional provokes since April because of not having an adequate number of pilots to fly its spring plan, Minicucci said in a note to clients last month.

Of its 1,200 day to day flights, it’s been dropping around 50 of them, Minicucci said.

In the mean time, recently, JetBlue said it had to lessen trips all through the mid year due to shortages on service.

Toward the beginning of 2022, United Airlines reported the beginning of its preparation program. Joined projected that the foundation will prepare around 5,000 new pilots by 2030 — satisfying portion of its arrangement to enlist 10,000 new pilots in that chance to battle the lack.

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Gold rate increases in India by Rs 300 for 24 carat and 22 carat today

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Gold cost in India has increased by Rs 300 on June 16, 2022. As on Thursday, gold price in India for 24 carat gold (10 grams) is Rs 50,950 while 22 carat gold (10 grams) cost Rs 46,670.

Yesterday, the gold cost in India for 24 carat gold (10 grams) is Rs 50,650 while 22 carat gold (10 grams) cost Rs 46,390.

Variance in gold costs was seen in various metro urban communities of India in most recent 24 hours. Gold cost today in Chennai for 24 carat (10 grams) is Rs 52,285 while the 22 carat (10 grams) is Rs 47,927.

In national capital Delhi, the Gold rate for 24 carat (10 grams) is Rs 52,440 while 22 carat (10 grams) is Rs 47,170. The rate of Gold for 24 carat (10 grams) in Kolkata is Rs 51,440 while 22 carat (10 grams) is Rs 47,150. Then again, cost of 24 carat gold (10 grams) in Mumbai is Rs 51,440 while 22 carat gold (10 grams) is Rs 47,150.

As in Bhubaneswar, the 24 carat gold (10 grams) cost Rs 51,440 while 22 carat gold (10 grams) cost Rs 47,170 on Thursday. Gold cost has diminished by Rs 270 as of now for 24 carat (10 grams) and 22 carat (10 grams).

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