Mark Zuckerberg’s Africa tour tracks tech’s growing interests on the continent — TechCrunch

After a surprise Nigeria visit to meet with techies in Lagos, Mark Zuckerberg took his Africa tour to Kenya this Thursday. There the Facebook CEO visited the iHub innovation space, reviewed the BRCK mobile Wi-Fi device, had lunch with Kenyan ICT Cabinet Secretary Joseph Mucheru, and met with tech leaders Juliana Rotich and Erik Hersman. Like…

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Facebook Wants Videogame Makers to Make More Games for Its Users — Fortune

Facebook fb wants videogame makers to make better use of its captive audience, so it’s partnering with one of the gaming industry’s top software developers to help make it happen. The social media site announced Thursday it’s collaborating with Unity Technologies to help game makers build new games that can be exported and published on…

via Facebook Wants Videogame Makers to Make More Games for Its Users — Fortune

Twitter Just Suspended 235,000 Extremist Accounts. It’s the Ones Still Open That Are the Problem. — Foreign Policy

Accounts of many known terrorists remain open.

via Twitter Just Suspended 235,000 Extremist Accounts. It’s the Ones Still Open That Are the Problem. — Foreign Policy

Access to several social media sites was blocked for over an hour in Turkey today during a reported military coup. Although internet traffic appears to be flowing normally again, Turkey’s government frequently responds to political events by blocking certain websites or throttling traffic. “We saw the throttling of connections from Turkey to Twitter and Facebook…

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