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Facebook says it will act against 'information operations' using false accounts

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news.

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Samsung Elec flags stronger second quarter; Elliott welcomes share cancellation

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday flagged stronger earnings and announced a cancellation of treasury shares after posting a solid first-quarter profit boosted by the memory chip business, sending its shares to a new high.

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Vietnam says Facebook commits to preventing offensive content

HANOI Vietnam's government said Facebook has committed to work with it to prevent content that violates the country's laws from appearing on its platform.

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Nintendo sees Switch console doubling profit, ending 8-year sales slide

OSAKA Nintendo Co Ltd expects its new Switch console to more than double annual operating profit and end the eight-year sales decline that dogged its previous offering just as players were turning to smartphone gaming.

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Magnetis sees more Brazil investors embracing robo-advisory

SAO PAULO Magnetis Gestora de Recursos Ltda, Brazil's first fintech asset manager, expects demand for affordable access to automated investment advice to surge in coming years as interest rates decline and economic uncertainty persists.

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Options bulls gun for more as U.S. tech earnings roll up

NEW YORK Options traders are betting that the U.S. technology sector's strong rally has more room to run as big industry names Microsoft Corp, Intel Inc and Google parent Alphabet Inc get set to report quarterly results.

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