A week after trying to reassure the public that it was “extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the company might try to stop the spread of fake news on the platform in the future.

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Despite the best efforts of Mark Zuckerberg to downplay Facebook’s role in the election of Donald Trump, the scrutiny of how fake news is spread on the platform has intensified.

Buzzfeed News is reporting that “more than dozens” of Facebook employees have created an unofficial task force dedicated to addressing the issue.

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A new database suggests say there has been a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes.

Around 1,800 orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas were seized in 23 different countries since 2005, the figures show.

Since 90% of the cases were within national borders they didn’t appear in major data records, which only contain international seizures.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade

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Since 2014, Ben Swann has been investigating and reporting on the story of William Thompson, a CDC scientist who hired a whistleblower attorney and turned over to Congress thousands of pages of documents regarding a 2004 CDC study on autism and vaccines.

Swann reported in September 2014:

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Police departments in many American cities are using high-tech databases to determine how dangerous individuals might be when officers arrive at a crime scene.

The systems take into account criminal history, social media profiles, property records and other factors to produce a “threat score”.

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