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Many social media companies maintain strict rules prohibiting hate speech among their users. But feminists have long complained that Facebook moderators turn a blind eye to content that glorifies violence against women. So a coalition of tech-savvy activists devised a social media campaign to pressure the site by targeting its advertisers. Last week Facebook pledged to review its policies and update training. Kojo talks with Laura Bates from the Everyday Sexism Project.

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The Abercrombie Logo Loses Its Luxe

Abercrombie & Fitch is shedding its traditional logo-focused apparel. That logo, and the clothes it was affixed to, made the brand one of the most sought-after among teens in the past two decades.
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Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right?

Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?
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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.
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Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave

Also in this week's roundup, Amazon's $1 billion purchase surprises some tech watchers. Yet we're most excited about finding a way to avoid physical exertion at lunch.

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