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US President Joe Biden Backtracks On Covid Remark, Says Not In Battle With Facebook

US President Joe Biden urged Facebook to do more to stop misinformation on Covid and vaccines. (File) Washington: US President Joe Biden on Monday toned down his comments about Facebook after accusing it of “killing people” by not stopping Covid vaccine misinformation, but he still urged the world’s largest social network to do more. “We […]

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Senators and Biden Aides Struggle to Save Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators and the Biden administration tried on Monday to salvage a nearly $600 billion bipartisan agreement to invest in roads, water pipes and other physical infrastructure, after Republicans rejected a key component to pay for the plan and resisted Democratic plans for an initial procedural vote on Wednesday. Senators and administration officials […]

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Australia will deport a British commentator for flouting quarantine.

Katie Hopkins, a British right-wing provocateur who has drawn criticism for hateful comments including comparing migrants to cockroaches, will be deported from Australia after bragging about flouting the country’s hotel quarantine rules. Ms. Hopkins arrived in the country to take part in a reality show, “Big Brother VIP,” and was required to isolate for two […]

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Boris in ‘Covid Captivity’ on Freedom Day after Health Secretary Tests Positive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in self-isolation after Health Secretary Sajid Javid tested Covid positive. File pic From scepticism in Britain on lifting of the lockdown to Team India’s plans for the first-class match starting on Tuesday, a roundup of what’s making news now. Last Updated:July 19, 2021, 22:43 IST FOLLOW US ON: The […]

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White House Dispute Exposes Facebook Blind Spot on Misinformation

“The suggestion we haven’t put resources toward combating Covid misinformation and supporting the vaccine rollout is just not supported by the facts,” said Dani Lever, a Facebook spokeswoman. “With no standard definition for vaccine misinformation, and with both false and even true content (often shared by mainstream media outlets) potentially discouraging vaccine acceptance, we focus […]

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The hard truth about Olympic Village beds

5:30 PM ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. You would think that world-class athletes would command world-class accommodations. But depending on who you ask, that’s […]

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Sebi, DRI probing Adani Group companies, government tells Lok Sabha

MUMBAI: Market regulator Sebi and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) are investigating companies belonging to the Adani group for violations of some of the regulations, junior minister for finance Pankaj Chaudhary told the Lok Sabha on Monday. He said that the regulator’s probe focused on compliance of the companies with its regulations but did […]