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TikTok removed almost 350,000 videos for spreading election misinformation

TikTok removed almost 350,000 videos for spreading election misinformation

TikTok is offering a new glimpse into just how much misinformation is on its platform. Between July and December of last year, the app removed hundreds of thousands of videos for breaking its rules around misinformation about the 2020 presidential election and the coronavirus pandemic. Details of the takedowns were released as part of the …

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Amazon sued by New York over 'flagrant disregard' for COVID-19 safety

Amazon sued by New York over ‘flagrant disregard’ for COVID-19 safety

New York has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, saying it showed a “flagrant disregard” for COVID-19 safety rules and retaliated against employees who complained, the New York Times has reported. Attorney general Letitia James said that Amazon failed to properly disinfect two of its facilities and follow proper contact tracing procedures for sick employees. “Amazon’s …

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The UK Will Soon Begin The World’s First Human COVID-19 Trial

The UK Will Soon Begin The World’s First Human COVID-19 Trial

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic begun. Scientists and researchers around the world were seemingly caught off guard and many scrambled to find the answers to better understand how the virus is passed along to humans, what are the effects, and if there are any long-lasting consequences. Advertising A lot about the virus is still unknown, …

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A Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Testing Kit Is Currently Awaiting FDA Approval

A Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Testing Kit Is Currently Awaiting FDA Approval

Right now, if you wanted to test yourself or people around you for COVID-19, you’d need to head over to a clinic or a hospital to get yourself checked out. While there are kits that can be delivered to your home, you will still need to send those kits back to a lab to get …

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The Murky Connection Between the Coronavirus and Climate Change

The Murky Connection Between the Coronavirus and Climate Change

Image: Silvia Izquierdo (AP) Climate change is basically messing up everything in our lives. It’s tempting to find a way to pin the coronavirus pandemic on it, and a new study released today does just that, claiming that climate change “may have driven the emergence” of coronavirus. But it may be more complicated than it …

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Instagram Scams Have Risen More Than 50% Since The Pandemic

Instagram Scams Have Risen More Than 50% Since The Pandemic

The latest version of Instagram is a disapointment. So much wasted space! Advertising The pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. It has forced many of us to stay at home to work or study, it has changed our shopping habits where we’re starting to turn more towards online shopping for household necessities …

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Study Finds Smartwatches Could Be Used To Detect COVID-19

Study Finds Smartwatches Could Be Used To Detect COVID-19

Right now, there are basically two ways of testing someone to see if they might be infected with the coronavirus. The problem with these tests is that it requires you to go to a clinic or hospital and then you’ll have to wait for the results, but what if there was another way of potentially …

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Twitter CEO on Banning Trump: Online Speech Can Cause Harm Offline

Twitter CEO on Banning Trump: Online Speech Can Cause Harm Offline

White supremacist Donald J. Trump speaks to the media before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on January 12, 2021.Image: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally gave this thoughts on Wednesday about the decision to ban President Donald Trump from the platform, explaining that the move wasn’t easy and that …

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Yelp Will Now Tell You Which Restaurants Aren’t Following COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Yelp Will Now Tell You Which Restaurants Aren’t Following COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Yelp is an extremely powerful platform where restaurants can quickly gain new business or lose business based on the reviews left behind by visitors. Now it seems that the company is expanding on the kind of information that users can provide, such as whether or not a restaurant is adhering to proper COVID-19 safety protocols. …

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Amazon Buys Planes From Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

Amazon Buys Planes From Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

File photo of a Boeing 767 branded with Amazon’s Prime Air Photo: Ted S. Warren (AP) Amazon has purchased 11 passenger planes from Delta and WestJet that will be converted into cargo jets, according to a press release from the Seattle-based online retailer. It’s the first time Amazon has purchased planes outright rather than just …

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