Content moderator in Kenya sues Meta over working conditions

NAIROBI, May 10 (Reuters) – A former moderator working for Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. (FB.O) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit alleging that poor working conditions for contracted content moderators violate the Kenyan constitution. The petition, also filed against Meta’s local outsourcing company, Sama, alleges that workers who moderate Facebook posts in Kenya have been … Read more

Shanghai residents turn to NFTs to save COVID lockdown and fight censorship

HONG KONG, May 4 (Reuters) – Shanghai residents are turning to blockchain to preserve memories of the city’s month-long COVID-19 lockdown, smashing videos, photos and artwork capturing their ordeal as non-fungible tokens to ensure they can be shared and avoid deletion. Unable to leave their homes for weeks at a stretch, many of the city’s … Read more

Tourist-favorite Thailand recovery lags behind COVID rule changes

Tourists visit Maya Bay after Thailand reopened its world famous beach after closing it for more than three years to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of overtourism, in Krabi province, in Thailand, January 3, 2022. Picture taken January 3, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Disney set to lose Florida special tax status after LGBTQ law dispute

Bill passed by lawmakers now awaits governor’s approval Disney set to lose benefit of special tax status Disney condemned law limiting school discussion of LGBTQ issues Disney a big political donor in Florida April 21 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) is set to lose its special tax status in Florida after legislators there passed … Read more

In latest gaming crackdown, China bans live streaming of unauthorized titles

A man plays an online game on a computer at an internet cafe in Beijing, China August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/HONG KONG, April 15 (Reuters) – China on Friday said live streaming of unauthorized video games was banned, signaling tougher enforcement of the rules as … Read more

California food waste law proves burdensome in small towns as fuel costs rise

CHICO, California, April 8 (Reuters) – A California law requiring grocery stores and restaurants to donate leftover food has been difficult for local food banks and small towns to implement due to rising fuel prices and uncertainty about who pays for food recovery. The effort to reduce methane emissions from discarded food sent to landfills … Read more

Crypto and gambling collide in high-risk ‘play-to-win’ economies

April 8 (Reuters) – Jarindr Thitadilaka says he earned up to $2,000 a month last year from his collection of digital pets, which he would raise and send to battle to earn crypto- currencies. The 28-year-old from Bangkok was playing Axie Infinity, one of the new blockchain-based online games, dubbed “play-to-earn”, which mix entertainment and … Read more

Elon Musk’s arrival raises fears among some Twitter employees

Elon Musk speaks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Concerns center on Twitter’s ability to moderate content Fear Musk’s take on moderation could allow trolling to thrive Managing Twitter, employees make day-to-day decisions – … Read more