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Facebook, Google Crack the Whip on Fake News

Facebook and Google want to cut off fake news websites where it hurts: the pocketbook.
Both tech giants are taking aim at display advertisements, one of the big ways fake news websites can make money.

Fake news has been at the center of a national discussion over the past week, with some accusing Facebook of swaying voters by allowing misinformation on its widely read News Feed, such as the viral post that incorrectly stated the Pope had endorsed Donald Trump. Another post claimed actor Denzel Washington "backs Trump in the most epic way possible."

Many Americans — 62 percent to be exact — get some news from social media, according to the Pew Research Center. Of that group, 18 percent say they do so "often."

But Zuckerberg said the amount of fake news on Facebook is minuscule — though it's not always easy to separate fact from fiction. Some websites post incendiary headlines and have internet addresses that, at first glance, may trick readers into thinki…

Comedian Akpororo celebrates marriage anniversary

Jephthah Bowoto, popularly known and referred to as Akpororo took to Instagram today to celebrate one year of marital bliss with his wife Josephine.

In his post he wrote: “My world, my all in one. Thank you for coming into my life, thank you for your understanding and for been a good wife bcos with you I can go extra miles, with you I can fight any Battle, your love they burst my brain. To say I know say naso marriage they sweet I for done marry you since. May God strengthen you to do more. Pls friends help me celebrate my heart and Padi of live for believing in me. 

Our little princess and I are saying HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO THE BEST WOMAN/MOTHER IN THE WORLD” My world, my all in one. Thank you for coming into my life, thank you for your understanding and for been a good wife bcos with you I can go extra miles, with you I can fight any Battle, your love they burst my brain. To say I know say naso marriage they sweet I for done marry you since. May God strengthen you to …

Don’t Stop The Music... Fiesta TV Debuts On DStv

A new party comes to DStv this week; Ghana’s first 24-hour music channel Fiesta TV will begin to air on DStv from the 17th of November on Channel 329. This launch of Fiesta forms part of DStv’s commitment to bring quality entertainment to its subscribers in Ghana through collaborations with local content provider like Fiesta TV.

This new channel, which is already available to GOtv subscribers on channel 159, will now be available on the DStv platform across all the five DStv packages. Ghanaian music lovers can expect to be treated 24/7 to endless Ghanaian music, celebrity news and gossip, live concert coverage amongst others.

According to the Stephen Debrah Asamoah, Head Finance, Fiesta TV, “The time has come for Ghanaian music to retake its place on the world music stage” and urges musicians and producers to take advantage of platforms like Fiesta TV to showcase Ghanaian music to the world. The music won’t stop as we celebrate 100% Ghanaian music videos; Hip-life, Gospel,…

White South African who forced a black boy into coffin to be arraigned in Court

The white South African man who was recently seen in a video that went viral, assaulting a black boy before putting him in a coffin (read here) has been caught for his racially abused act as described by many.
According to Timeslive report, the man and his accomplices identified as Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson are facing charges for kidnapping and assault with intent of grievous bodily harm on Victor Rethabile Motshwa.

They will appear before the Middelburg Magistrate Court on Wednesday for the incident which took place at JM De Beer Boerdery next to Komati Power Station.

Economic Freedom Fighters in a statement criticized the humiliating act stating that it could be based on ‘Blackness’ and nothing more.

‘Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson took a video and put it up on social media for amusement after humiliating Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa. This humiliation can be based on nothing else but his blackness‚ which means it is in actual fact a humiliation of bla…

Donald Trump's granddaughter a viral sensation in China

She's just five years old but might just be Donald Trump's biggest diplomatic win in China.
A video of Trump's granddaughter Arabella Kushner reciting Chinese poetry is being shared across the country. During his bid for the US presidency, Trump had nothing but tough talk for Beijing.

But the little girl's command of Mandarin is being interpreted by some as a hidden sign of Trump's affinity with the country.

Arabella wanted to have a pre-bedtime #ChineseNewYear party this past Sunday evening. She got all dressed up and performed songs and poems for Jared, Joseph and me. It was pretty adorable 🐒#yearofthemonkey #happyChineseNewYear A video posted by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Feb 10, 2016 at 5:29am PST
"Trump's craziness and unreliability are just being deceptive," said Weibo user @Ananqiumao in one top rated post.

"Look at his children and family, each one is cuter and more adorable than one another. That's the result of family education. Tr…

Blac Chyna's mom to sue Wendy Willams and her producers

Blac Chyna's mom, Shalana Hunter aka Tokyo Toni has made true her promise to sue TV host Wendy Williams and her producers for defamation of character. Last week, Wendy Williams threw a shade at her, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian, calling Blac Chyna and her hum gold diggers. Tokyo Toni threatened to sue her if she didn't stop humiliating her. 

Looks like she finally did.


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is This Year’s Sexiest Man Alive!

The world’s highest-paid actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has big box-office draw — but it’s his even bigger heart that made the Moana star this year’s Sexiest Man Alive! So what did the former WWE champ, 44, think when he first heard about his latest title?
“I said, ‘That’s awesome.’ And then what went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is,” Johnson tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “And then I thought, ‘Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle.’ I’m not quite too sure where we go from here. I’ve done it all, this is it.”

To celebrate his title – and his upcoming Disney role – Johnson is making his Sexiest Man Alive debut Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings for time).

At 6’5″ and 245 lbs., the Herculean star insists that becoming comfortable in his own skin “took a lot of time.”

As a teen growing up in Hawaii, “I was doing a lot of things that I shouldn’t have. I was getting arrested multiple times, but at the same time, always very …

Sarkodie Wins ‘Most Subscribed YouTube’ Channel In Ghana At 1st YouTube Sub-Sahara Africa Creator Awards 2016

It has been a ‘sarkcessful’ year for Sarkodie as YouTube Africa announced him as one of the 25 creators across 23 categories who were winners at the first ever 2016 YouTube Sub-Sahara Africa Creator Awards held in South Africa over the weekend.

Sarkodie YouTube channel selection was also based on growth in views and engagement over the last six months on YouTube.

Other creator entertainers that won were DiamondPlatnumz, Kansiime Anne, NdaniTV, Mark Angel Comedy, IbakaTV/Nollywood and more.

Sarkodie has racked up more than 59 million views and over 147 thousand loyal subscribers. His channel is managed by MiPROMO Company Limited. “It’s awesome that so many fans and subscribers log on to my channel to see what we’re up to. I love having that connection with them”, Sarkodie said. MiPROMO Company Limited is a neo media company specialising in YouTube monitization & Channel management, Web Publishing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Music & Video Distribution, Online Adverti…

Bishop Obinim allegedly casts out demonic spirit from Ghanaian actress Benedicta Gafah (video)

A new video of Bishop Daniel Obinim delivering Ghanaian actress Benedicta Gafah has emerged on the Internet. In the video which was posted on Youtube last weekend, the controversial Bishop of International God’s Way Church who has an outstanding court issue for assaulting two teenagers after they had premarital sex, was heard warning the Kumawood actress not to swim again.
According to the pastor before delivering the actress, some animals and a certain marine spirit wanted to take her life away. He said that they were 'ready to 'snatch her like the way hiplife artiste Castro disappeared while jet skiing two years ago'...

Watch the video after the cut.

‘Ape in heels’: W.Va. officials under fire after comments about Michelle Obama

A nonprofit group’s director and a mayor in a small town in West Virginia have been swept up in a firestorm surrounding comments about Michelle Obama that have been perceived as blatantly racist.
After Donald Trump’s election as president, Pamela Ramsey Taylor, who was director of Clay County Development Corp. in Clay, a tiny town outside Charleston, reportedly posted about the move from Michelle Obama to Melania Trump on Facebook, saying: “It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels,” according to NBC affiliate WSAZ.

The news station reported that the town’s mayor, Beverly Whaling, then replied, “Just made my day Pam.”

The comments were later deleted, but images of the post have been shared widely on social media. As of Monday afternoon, an online petition calling for the women’s terminations had garnered more than 14,000 signatures.
Both of their Facebook pages have been removed, accord…

Photos: Check out the $5.3 million home the Obamas will move into after they leave the White House

The Obamas, after Barack's tenure at the White House ends, will be moving into a lavish $5.3 million residence in a desirable gated neighborhood in Washington, DC. The house was built in 1928, with 8,200 square feet and nine bedrooms.
According to businessinsider.com, the Obamas will lease the home from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary in President Bill Clinton's White House, until their younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school. See more photos from the interior of the house as you continue.

I Killed Madam- Watchman Confesses

“My spiritualist revealed to me that madam wanted to kill me for rituals, so I killed her,” were the words of a 26-year-old Burkinabe national arrested for allegedly killing  his madam at Abelemkpe in Accra.
Madam Lucy Tawiah Peprah, 72-year-old educationist and former headmistress of St Monica’s Training College, was reportedly butchered by Osman Yakubu, her night security man, last Saturday.
The police apprehended Osman Yakubu with one Benjamin Semabia, 65-year-old driver of the deceased woman, to assist in investigations.

Two machetes and a pair of scissors allegedly used in perpetrating the act were retrieved by the police from Yakubu at the time of his arrest.
Facts
The Tesano District Police Commander, DSP Edward Tetteh, who briefed DAILY GUIDE, said police on Saturday, November 12, 2016, received a distress call at about 10pm that a watchman had butchered his madam at Abelemkpe.
According to DSP Edward Tetteh, when the police got to the scene, the suspect had barricaded him…

Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Journalist, Dies at 61

Gwen Ifill, a groundbreaking journalist who covered the White House, Congress and national campaigns during three decades for The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and, most prominently, PBS, died on Monday at a hospice in Washington. She was 61.
The cause was complications of uterine cancer, her brother Roberto said.
In a distinguished career, Ms. Ifill was in the forefront of a journalism vanguard as a black woman in a field dominated by white men.

She achieved her highest visibility most recently, as the moderator and managing editor of the public-affairs program “Washington Week” on PBS and the co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of “PBS NewsHour,” competing with the major broadcast and cable networks for the nightly news viewership. They were the first all-female anchor team on network news.
Last spring, she and Ms. Woodruff were the moderators of a Democratic primary debate between Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders, reprising a role Ms. If…

I Am Not Dead - Former President Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has denied reports that he died at a hospital at Johannesburg South Africa on Monday.

Reports on social media on Monday, suggested the former president who was seeking medical care at Johannesburg in South Africa, died after a spine operation.
It claimed a team of medical doctors performed the surgery and moments after the procedure he died.

But an aide to the former President Mr Frank Agyekum has called on the public to disregard the falsehood of  Mr Kufuor’s death being peddled by some faceless individuals.

According to him, the ex-president is alive and kicking and will be joining the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate at Akropong for the constituency campaign launch in the Eastern Region.

Circle Interchange: Ghana lost $100m per annum to traffic

President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that congestion at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle caused a loss of 100 million dollars annually to the Ghanaian economy prior to the construction of the new Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.

“Lack of traffic flow [at Circle] resulted in an estimated loss of about 100 million dollars per annum to our national economy,” President Mahama said when he inaugurated the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange at Circle in Accra, Monday.

President Mahama also stated that the flyover which is the longest and highest in West Africa will immensely relieve over 200, 000 motorists who ply the Circle route daily.

“This is the longest flyover and the highest in West Africa...please note I said flyover, the longest bridge is in Lagos, Nigeria but the longest and highest flyover is in Accra, Ghana,” the president added.

President Mahama cut the sod for the construction of the three-tier interchange at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra in October, 2013.

The 74.88 million euro pro…

Facebook’s fake news crisis deepens

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. 
Buzzfeed quoted one member of that task force, who did not want to be named over fears for their job.

“[Mark Zuckerberg] knows, and those of us at the company know, that fake news ran wild on our platform during the entire campaign season,” the source said. 
Facebook has not responded to the BBC’s request for comment on Buzzfeed’s report. 
Meanwhile, Google on Monday announced it would do more to prevent fake news sites from making money through advertising.
Agitated Zuckerberg
Earlier on Monday Facebook denied claims that a tool to whittle out fake news had been created before the election, only to be shelved due to concerns it would make Facebook look l…

Vladimir Putin stresses cooperation in phone call with Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin spoke with the US president-elect, Donald Trump, for the first time on Monday, with the Russian president keen to emphasize the potential for bilateral cooperation.
While many world leaders watched the US election result with confusion and horror, Russia hopes a Trump presidency will mean less lecturing from the west and a freer hand to act as it pleases in Ukraine and Syria.

According to a Kremlin summary of the phone call, Putin said he was ready for “a dialogue of partnership with the new administration based on the principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of each other”.

A statement from Trump’s transition team said Putin offered congratulations on winning “a historic election”.
“During the call, the two leaders discussed a range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russia, strategic economic issues and the historical US-Russia relationship that dates back over 200 years,” the s…

‘GUESS WHO IS COMING FOR DINNER’ PREMIERS ON NOVEMBER 20TH

If you are a sucker for food and surprises, this will definitely excite you!  Guess who is going to serve you with a big bang of sumptuous TV surprises! Your guess is a delicious one if Naa Ashorkor came to mind.

Yes! Naa Ashokor and the unpareil cooking reality show GUESS WHO IS COMING FOR DINNER returns back on your TV screens and premiers on GhOne TV on SUNDAY November 20th at 2 PM.

The hit cooking reality show which helps people celebrate  certain special individuals in their lives by planning a surprise dinner for them; has seen successful seasons all hosted by the gorgeous, Naa Ashorkor! If there was nothing to muse on about all the episodes of GUESS WHO IS COMING FOR DINNER, then you will definitely not forget the surprise “’victims’’ who are always overwhelmed to tears!  Is there a better way to cry than before a table of good food and loved ones? Meals served at dinner are prepared by the finest and first-rate chefs, with the assistance of Naa Ashorkor and the ma…

Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns

President Barack Obama has sought to assure America's allies that President-elect Donald Trump will honour the country's international alliances when he takes office in January. 
Mr Obama told reporters that Mr Trump had expressed an interest in maintaining the US commitment to Nato. 
This came hours before Mr Obama was due to arrive in the Greek capital, Athens, on his final official overseas trip.

Mr Obama will later travel on to Germany and then to Peru.
Security has been stepped up in Athens where anti-US protests are planned.
Mr Obama is expected to use his final foreign visit to calm nerves over the forthcoming administration of Mr Trump.
The property tycoon's surprise election victory has raised concern among some world leaders after a string of controversial statements he made during his campaign.
At a White House news conference on Monday, Mr Obama said his successor had "expressed a great interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships".
He said …