Every Friday evening, instead of unwinding to the latest Netflix series or heading to a bar — or partaking in some other activity often associated with the spirit of TGIF — Collin Chua, 31, and Ryan Goh, 34, can be found busying themselves in their fish shop at Tampines Street 44. Behind half-closed shutters, the owners of Seafood Boy , together with two staff, unload and weigh the bounty they’ve collected from local fishermen, and prepare to auction off the day’s haul via a Facebook Live session. They are not the only ones. Live auctions are a pretty ubiquitous phenomenon on Facebook these days. Countless merchants and retailers — both big and smaller brands — are tapping on the platform’s live video broadcast feature to sell, promote or educate the masses about their products and offerings. The premise, at least for Seafood Boy, is simple: Facebook users, many of whom are already followers of the company’s page, participate in the weekly auctions by joining a live stream, which … [Read more...] about Now live-streaming: Millennial duo brings their fish shop online
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Freedom of speech on the internet did not lead to a rise in “hate crimes,” according to a report sent from the U.S. Department of Commerce to Congress in January — a report that has yet to appear on any government website. Breitbart News has obtained a copy of the report, which is published in full below. But sources close to the government say they are baffled as to why it wasn’t released publicly after being sent to Congress. The report was prepared by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is responsible for advising the President on all matters related to telecommunication and the internet. It was drafted to revise the findings of a previous report from NTIA in 1993 titled The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes. Although it was prepared under the Trump administration, the request to revise the report came from the 116th Congress, which was controlled by a 35-seat Democrat majority in the House and only … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Unreleased Federal Report Concludes ‘No Evidence’ that Free Speech Online ‘Causes Hate Crimes’
When the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly forced schools online, students, teachers, and parents needed quick lessons in virtual learning. Some transitions went well but many faltered, and even after nearly a year of living with the pandemic, school districts are struggling to facilitate online learning as much as they face challenges with safely bringing students back to school buildings. In the process, America's education system is leaving behind many minority students and poorer students who lack easy access to internet services, potentially widening the economic and racial gaps . Children with disabilities or who are learning English are also particularly at risk for falling behind. National Public Radio reported in December 2020 that between 40 percent and 60 percent of students were in districts offering only remote learning. Many others are relying on a hybrid of online and in-person classes, returning to remote learning when COVID-19 cases increase past certain thresholds. … [Read more...] about 50 Best Online High Schools in America
SINGAPORE: Members of Parliament from both sides of the aisle crossed swords on Tuesday (May 7) over who is better placed to make decisions tackling deliberate online falsehoods - the Government or the courts, and if there are sufficient checks against potential abuse of powers by ministers. Speaking during the debate on the Protection from Online Falsehoods Bill in Parliament, People’s Action Party (PAP) MP Christopher de Souza took issue with Workers’ Party (WP) MP Pritam Singh’s suggestion that the courts may be better placed than ministers in deciding whether to issue correction or take-down directions against online falsehoods. Mr de Souza disagreed with Mr Singh, pointing out that the nature of the threat is “dynamic”, “evolves swiftly” and can “spread like fire”. “They need to be curbed and responded to robustly before they can cause harm,” he said. These are situations in which there is no luxury of time to make decisions by going through the court process, he added. … [Read more...] about Deliberate online falsehoods debate: MPs spar on need for executive action, independent body to check powers
SINGAPORE: There are selected levers in Singapore’s legislative framework that can be used to counter deliberate online falsehoods, but these tools when applied to real world situations “run up against limitations of scope, speed and adaptability”, said Singapore Management University’s law school dean Goh Yihan in his written representation to the select committee looking at the issue. His written submission , published on Parliament's website on Wednesday (Mar 14), highlighted current legislative tools here that can be used to respond to the spread of deliberate online falsehoods, and said these deal with the issue in at least three ways. The first is that the spread of online falsehoods may constitute a criminal offence through various provisions, and some of these are Section 45 of the Telecommunications Act, Section 4 of the Sedition Act, Section 26 of the Internal Security Act (ISA) and Sections 298 and 298A of the Penal Code. These tend to deal with the individual … [Read more...] about Deliberate online falsehoods: Are Singapore’s laws sufficient to deal with the threat?