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Day: May 23, 2016

Canadian citizen sentenced in U.S. for breaking Iran sanctions

A Canadian-Iranian dual citizen was sentenced in the United States to three years in prison for violating sanctions against Iran, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Ali Reza Parsa, 45, a resident of Canada, pleaded guilty in January in U.S. District Court in New York and was sentenced on Friday, the department said in […]

Facebook modifies Trending Topics team

©AFP Facebook has made changes to how its Trending Topics team functions, in response to accusations that it has previously suppressed rightwing news and views that were popular on the platform. In a letter responding to a Republican senator’s questions about Trending Topics, Facebook wrote that it would stop using a list of top-10 media […]

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