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

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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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Mystery Coin: ‘Kontrolní Telefon Známka’

PraguePig.com found this strange token in Prague 8-Troja, with the words “KONTROLNÍ TELEFON ZNÁMKA” (or possibly “TELEFON – KONTROLNÍ ZNÁMKA”) on one side and “983945 PRAHA” on the other.

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