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Dubai expo defends worker accident rate
Expo 2020 Dubai, a major world fair that opened Oct. 1, said on Oct. 3 three workers had died and 72 had been seriously hurt during six years of construction, defending its accident rate as less than half that of building work in Britain.
Mega projects in the Gulf region, such as the expo and Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 soccer World Cup, have faced international scrutiny, with rights groups criticizing conditions for low-paid migrant workers.
Dubai, the region’s tourism, trade and business hub, is hoping to boost its economy by attracting 25 million visitors to the world fair. (Reuters)
Facebook will fuel further unrest: whistleblower
Facebook Inc. will fuel more violent unrest around the world unless it stops its algorithms from pushing extreme and divisive content, whistleblower Frances Haugen told Britain’s Parliament on Oct. 25.
The former employee, who accused the social media giant of putting profit before people at a U.S. Senate subcommittee earlier in the month, said she was encouraged by British plans to force big tech companies to tackle harmful content on their platforms.
“Unquestionably, it’s making hate worse,” she said. (Reuters)
These articles were provided by The Japan Times Alpha.