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    In this edition: the NGO "The Syria Campaign" challenging Facebook; Spanish web users’ calling for an end to the monarchy; and a sax playing surfer …


    NGO ASKS FACEBOOK TO GIVE AWAY MONEY FROM PRO-ASSAD ADS
    The NGO “The Syria Campaign” is calling on Facebook to give away the money it received for running adverts over a several week period promoting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s campaign for re-election on June 3rd, and it has launched a purpose built website to help garner support and raise awareness. 
    The platform`s called "ads for dictators" and is mocked up to look like the Facebook welcome page. It contains an online petition addressed to the social network`s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to give the money paid by al-Assad’s campaign team to aid agencies working to help Syrian refugees. 
    And to make sure the message is heard by the widest audience possible; the NGO is also sharing these posters and photo-montages on the web criticizing Facebook, saying it has done business with a dictator who is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. 
    And it seems the campaign has already gained significant ground with a growing number of messages being relayed on social media exerting pressure on Mark Zuckerberg. Web users are saying the only honorable thing for Facebook to do is to hand over all the money received as payment for the pro-Assad ads to victims of the Syrian conflict.
    SPAIN: WEB USERS CALL TO END THE MONARCHY
    As we can see from these pieces of amateur video footage filmed in Madrid, Grenada and Zaragoza, tens of thousands of people joined rallies in some of Spain`s largest cities on Monday following the abdication of King Ju... Go on reading on our web site.
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