Spotify acquires content moderation firm Kinzen

Audio-streaming service Spotify Technology SA on Wednesday said it had acquired Kinzen, a firm that has helped it identify harmful content on the platform. The acquisition is part of Spotify’s efforts to deal with harmful content on its service after a backlash earlier this year over “The Joe Rogan Experience,” in which the podcaster was… Read More Spotify acquires content moderation firm Kinzen

At least two dead, several injured as explosion hits mosque in Afghan capital of Kabul

A blast hit a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital in the vicinity of the heavily fortified interior ministry compound on Wednesday, officials said, killing at least two people and wounding 18, according to medics. The government did not immediately say what caused the explosion in Kabul, where militants have carried out a number of attacks in… Read More At least two dead, several injured as explosion hits mosque in Afghan capital of Kabul

Iran summons UK envoy for second time over Mahsa Amini protests

Iran summoned Britain’s ambassador for the second time since nationwide protests erupted last month, Iranian media said on Wednesday, stepping up accusations of a Western role in unrest sparked by young woman Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody. Iran has accused adversaries including the United States of orchestrating the unrest, which marks the biggest challenge… Read More Iran summons UK envoy for second time over Mahsa Amini protests

Rwandan court acquits three journalists accused of spreading misinformation

A Rwandan court on Wednesday acquitted three journalists who had been detained for four years on charges of spreading false information with the intention of inciting violence and tarnishing the country’s image. Rights groups say Rwanda is among the countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has the worst record for jailing journalists, and accuse the government… Read More Rwandan court acquits three journalists accused of spreading misinformation

ECOWAS mediator meets with Burkina Faso new military leader

The mediator sent to Burkina Faso by West Africa’s main political and economic bloc ECOWAS, Mahamadou Issoufou, on Tuesday said he was satisfied by a meeting with the country’s new military leader Ibrahim Traore. Issoufou added that the 15-member bloc would continue accompanying Burkina Faso’s transition to constitutional rule after the country was hit by… Read More ECOWAS mediator meets with Burkina Faso new military leader

Ethiopian government accepts African Union peace talks invitation

Ethiopia’s government has accepted an invitation by the African Union to participate in peace talks aimed at ending a two-year conflict with rival Tigray forces, the prime minister’s national security adviser said on Wednesday. Tigray forces have has yet to respond to the invitation for talks this weekend in South Africa, which would be the… Read More Ethiopian government accepts African Union peace talks invitation