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Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a council of outside experts and organizations to battle abusive behavior at the one-to-many messaging service. "With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power," head of global policy outreach Patricia Cartes said in a blog post. More than 40 organizations and experts from 13 regions are joining as inaugural members of Twitter's freshly-created Trust and Safety Council, according to Cartes.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.
Australia's biggest company Commonwealth Bank on Wednesday posted a modest two percent rise in first-half net profit to Aus$4.62 billion (US$3.26 billion) with the lender confident it is well placed to ride out global instability. The report came a day after nervous investors dumped bank stocks in Australia ahead of the Commonwealth's interim results, with lenders also spooked by a global banking rout on fears of deteriorating credit quality. Cash profit, a measure often preferred by financial institutions, rose four percent to Aus$4.80 billion, slightly higher than analyst expectations.