Posts tagged as Social

Outbreaks of COVID-19 observed in many social care centers

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

In State social care centers (VSAC), 11% of residents are currently confirmed to be COVID-19 positive, Welfare Ministry’s (LM) senior expert, Egita Dorožkina told LETA December 16. By the beginning of the week, LM knew about infections in 13 VSAC branches. These are 425 residents, or 11% of the total number of VSAC residents, of which 414 are quarantined, nine are dead, while the others are in a hospital facility. A…

Facebook and social media fail to stop fakes – report

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A damning report by the Latvian-based NATO research centre has revealed that social media giants have failed to fix loopholes that allow manipulation and subversion on their platforms. The report, published earlier in December, shows that researchers at the NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence were able to buy 3,530 comments, 25,750 likes, 20,000 views, and 5,100 followers for just 300 euros. The researchers were thus able to identify 18,739 fake accounts…

Lithuanian president signs social enterprises bill criticised by businesses and people with disabilities

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda signed a bill on social enterprises into law on Wednesday, but proposed to supplement it with a monitoring mechanism. Nausėda thinks while the law “is not perfect,” it is a step toward dealing with issues of employment of disabled people, Antanas Bubnelis, the president’s spokesman, told BNS. “The new Law on Social Enterprises is not perfect, but the president signed it because he believes that this is a…

What to know about Estonia’s March 3 general election

By Geert Wijngaert on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Nearly a million people are eligible to vote Sunday to choose Estonia’s 101-seat Riigikogu legislature, where the outgoing prime minister and his Center Party is pitted against the center-right opposition Reform Party. Both want to keep at bay a nationalist, far-right party with an anti-immigration, xenophobic and Euroskeptic agenda, which has increased its popularity since the last election in 2015. WHO’S RUNNING Ten political parties and 15 independents — totaling…

March against social, ethnic inequality held in Latvia’s Riga

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A rally against social inequality was held in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday, bringing together several hundreds of protesters, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene. The protesters wanted to express their disagreement with the government’s policies and demanded changes. They gathered in central Dome Square and marched past the Riga Castle, the presidential residence, towards the building of Latvia’s parliament. The organizers pointed out that Riga’s residents…

Facebook takes down page dedicated to Latvian legionnaires

Monday, August 13, 2018

Social networking site Facebook has taken down a page dedicated to Latvian legionnaires that contained photographs, accounts, articles from newspapers and excerpts from books about Latvian soldiers during World War II. A group of activists launched the page three years ago and had since posted several hundred materials on the page. The total number of subscribers was about 3,300. Part of the materials posted on the page has now been…