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Pranksters use comments section of President Zeman’s transparent re-election campaign bank account to create Pikachu picture (iDNES.cz) [Facebook Post]

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Mlada fronta DNES tests Wi-Fi on Prague trams; only 4 of 12 attempted connections successful (iDNES.cz) [Facebook Post] [corrected]

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The Surprising Location of the Facebook Team That Reviews Czech-Language Hate Speech

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Irish eyes: Dublin is home to Facebook’s Czech “Community Operations” team (Credit: Jmckinley)

Every now and then, PraguePig.com comes across a Czech-language comment on Facebook so offensive, I feel the need to report it.

And more often than not, Facebook will reject my complaint, usually along the lines of, “We’ve looked over the comment, and although it doesn’t go against any of our specific Community Standards, we understand that it may still be offensive to you and others…”

I began to wonder how Facey goes about monitoring this stuff. Does it have a team in the Czech Republic? And if so, how does it work?

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Cool: “Osobni cyklopruvodce” (“Personal Cycleguide”), a new app on Prague’s official “Cistou stopou” (“Clean Line”) website works out your best Prague cycle route, using the time it takes to get from A to B and also your confidence level on a bike as factors. Results are delivered by email in one working day. [Facebook Post]

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Unfortunately named Czech online pet-food store: BarfShop [Facebook Post]

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How many of Blesk’s 43 Czechs “the world is talking about” do you know?

A screenshot of the Blesk article on 43 Czechs the whole world is talking about

Perhaps because it was a slow news day, Blesk recently published a list of “43 Czechs the world is talking about.”

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Why is the BBC running adverts for Czech political parties that break its own guidelines?

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PraguePig.com was surprised to see adverts for two Eurosceptic Czech political parties on the BBC Sport website over the weekend.

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Censorship scandal as rapper Řezník is secretly removed from Český slavík music award vote

Censorship scandal as rapper Řezník is secretly removed from Český slavík music award vote

Usually a tedious affair, the Český slavík (“Czech Nightingale”) music awards are the centre of an unlikely scandal revolving around horrorcore rapper Řezník.

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The Mind-Bogglingly Ugly Cool Centrum Site

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This Prague 4-Nusle call centre’s website sets new standards in web design. Enjoy!

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Your Slogan, My Breasts: The Strange World of Czech ‘Micro-Services’ Sites (NSFW-ish)

Need a photo of a slogan of your choice written on an unknown woman’s breasts? Look no further!

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