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Google takes an anti-harassment step for female journalists, public figures

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  • Twitter and Jigsaw create a tool called “Harassment Manager.”
  • The code is released on GitHub for developers and governments to use.
  • The tool will especially be helpful for female journalists and public figures.

Tech giant Google has taken a step to reduce online harassment step by launching a tool called Harassment Manager on the occasion of International Women’s Day, CNET reported.

Jigsaw Unit and Twitter joined hands to create this took for the safety of female journalists and public figures. 

“Our hope is that this technology provides a resource for people who are facing harassment online, especially female journalists, activists, politicians, and other public figures, who deal with disproportionately high toxicity online,” Jigsaw said. 

The software has a filtering and reporting system to keep records of online harassment. 

The report further said that the tool, which will have an open-source code, will work with Twitter’s Application Programming Interface (API) to combine moderation steps like blocking and muting accounts or reporting comments. 

Jigsaw and Twitter worked with several journalists and human rights organisations. The tool can help victims of harassment identify and report harmful comments and messages. 

The Harassment Manager cannot be downloaded as it will require media outlets to integrate its code into other software that reporters can use to evaluate tweets, the report said.

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52 districts in Pakistan have 52 cases of the polio virus.

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Nine kids have also contracted the debilitating illness in the first seven months of the infection.

Environment samples from Dadu, Hyderabad, Karachi South, Karachi Central, Karachi West, Quetta, Loralai, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad, according to a polio program official, found WPV1.

With 52 regions having reported cases of the virus this year, the official confirmed.

In order for parents nationwide to take the polio vaccination, he said, “it is crucial that they comprehend the ongoing threat that this virus poses to their children’s health and make sure to welcome vaccinators.”

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A glimpse of Sania Mirza’s relaxed moments

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After a hiatus following her most recent Hajj trip, former Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza returned to Instagram.

The 37-year-old has a large global fan base, and those followers are quite curious to discover what daily errands Mirza runs.

Though she had been away from social media on her trip to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj last month, it had been a while since she had disclosed specifics about her time spent with friends and family.

Mirza was pictured chilling out with family and friends in her most recent Instagram image.

With a caption that read “Unrolling the B-roll,” the athlete shared images of herself, her gorgeous kid, Izhaan Mirza Malik, and pals, along with a few inane but artistically pleasing shots that showcased the star’s passion for the arts.

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Federal Cabinet once again postpones decision on PTI suspension and Article 6 action against Imran and Alvi

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ban decision was postponed by the federal cabinet on Wednesday once more.

Announcing this to the attendees of the meeting was Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Here in the Prime Minister’s Office, the cabinet finally convened after being postponed twice. Article 6 proceedings against PTI founder Imran Khan, former National Assembly deputy speaker Qasim Suri, and former president Dr. Arif Alvi could not be decided upon at the meeting.

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