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In the wake of new-born hatred for the immigrants in US, a new incident happened which again, very strongly, questions the authority.

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US, March 2, 2017: Donald Trump once said that he’s gonna change the destiny of America forever. Well, the seeds of Trump’s ‘change’ have been sowed. While it’s difficult to assess the future, but what’s happening currently in US is definitely worrisome.

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In the wake of new-born hatred for the immigrants in US, a new incident happened which again, very strongly, questions the authority.

The home of an Indian in the US has been smeared with dog poop, eggs and hate messages, prompting the FBI to investigate the case as a possible hate crime.

The episode happened in Colorado’s Peyton town.

Derisive messages were sprawled everywhere throughout the home with the greater part of them being racial slurs aimed at the Indian homeowner who did not wish to be named, denver.cbslocal.com reported.

“About 10 percent of the messages were racial slur on us, ‘You brown or Indian shouldn’t be here’ something like that,” he said, adding that it was frightening.

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The FBI is exploring a conceivable detest wrongdoing in the Southern Colorado episode that occurred on February 6, the report said.

“We saw more than 50 papers stuck everywhere on our door, window, car — they smeared dog poop everywhere and they had thrown at least like 40 eggs on our walls on our ceilings, everywhere outside,” the man said.

He said his neighbours came together and completely cleaned up the house for him.

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Authorities believed it was the work of a group of people because of the all the damage.

 

-edited by Ashish Srivastava of NewsGram Twitter @PhulRetard

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Local News Dry up for Facebook Media Project in US

In January this year, the Facebook Journalism Project announced to invest $300 million in local newsrooms

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A photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York, Feb. 19, 2014. VOA

Facebook is having trouble finding enough local news to feed its new journalism initiative, because hundreds of newspapers have shut down in the US.

“About one in three users in the US live in places where we cannot find enough local news on Facebook to launch ‘Today In’,” Facebook wrote in a blog post on Monday.

In those “news deserts” – communities with little or no local reporting – Facebook hasn’t been able to find “five or more recent news articles directly related to these towns” for its news feature “Today In” that was launched in November last year.

“In the last 28 days, there has not been a single day where we’ve been able to find five or more recent news articles directly related to these towns.

“This does not vary much by region: 35 per cent of users in the Midwest, Northeast, and South — and 26 per cent in the West a” live in places where we can’t find much local newson Facebook,” said the social networking company.

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This photo shows a Facebook app icon on a smartphone in New York. VOA

“Today In” has been rolled out to over 400 cities in the US.

“We’re also announcing a new pilot programme, the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network, to support projects aimed at building community through local news,” said Facebook.

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According to Engadget, nearly 1,800 papers have shut down in the US since around the time Facebook came online 15 years ago.

In January this year, the Facebook Journalism Project announced to invest $300 million in local newsrooms. (IANS)