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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) on Thursday said it removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages favorable to the Chinese government, including about the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph taken in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 22,
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FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said Tuesday it has suspended accounts associated with white nationalist groups after some advocated bringing weapons to the current wave of anti-racist protests. Company officials also
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(Reuters) – In addition to disputing misleading claims made by U.S. President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to thousands of other tweets since introducing the alerts earlier this month, mostly on posts about the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny. News of the proposed executive order came after Trump attacked Twitter for
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FILE PHOTO: Visitors gather outside the Nokia booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez HELSINKI (Reuters) – Sari Baldauf took over as chairwoman of telecoms equipment maker Nokia on Wednesday, succeeding Risto Siilasmaa who chaired the Finnish firm for eight years. Baldauf, one of the most high-profile female
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – At an outer suburban manufacturing plant, engineer Byron Kennedy is resetting a machine to spray-print a layer of copper on to a door handle, aiming to use the metal’s antiviral properties to counter the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. A view of the SPEE3D advanced manufacturing machine, which can spray print copper
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(Reuters) – Many Americans flocked to beaches on Saturday as one Florida county expanded access and California experienced a heatwave, even as new coronavirus cases hit a record high in the United States the day before and deaths topped 200,000 worldwide. People walk up and down Huntington City Beach during the outbreak of the coronavirus
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s ambassador to the United States took a thinly veiled swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday by criticizing politicians bent on making “groundless accusations” that distract from scientific information on the deadly coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: China’s ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai responds to reporters questions during an interview
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LONDON (Reuters) – Mercedes Formula One boss Toto Wolff has taken a stake in British sportscar maker Aston Martin, whose executive chairman Lawrence Stroll runs the Racing Point F1 team, according to company filings. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 28, 2019 Mercedes’ team principal
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. coronavirus crisis took a sharp political turn on Friday as President Donald Trump lashed out at four Democratic governors over their handling of the pandemic after having conceded that states bear ultimate control of restrictions to contain the outbreak. The Republican president targeted three swing states critical to his
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Mohamad Nurjaman, a 31-year-old groom, puts on the ring on Ugi Lestari Widya Bahri, the 24-year-old bride, during their wedding ceremony amid the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan TANGERANG, Indonesia (Reuters) – For Indonesian couple Mohamad Nurjaman and Ugi Lestari Widya Bahri,
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(Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications Inc’s (ZM.O) average user numbers in March were nearly three times that of its nearest rival Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Teams, according to research firm Apptopia, as the cornonavirus-driven stay-at-home lifted demand for video conferencing platforms. FILE PHOTO: The Zoom Video Communications logo is pictured at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New
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SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) – Diplomats returning from overseas postings don’t usually receive special attention at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a vast government bureaucracy with thousands of staff. FILE PHOTO: People take pictures of the lowering ceremony of the Chinese national flag that is held daily at sunset in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China May 19,
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AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Exile Iranian musicians critical of religious hardliners in Tehran converged this month to perform in the most unlikely locale: Saudi Arabia. Iranian-Swedish singer Arash Labaf, sings, at the Maraya Concert Hall during Tantora festival, in al-Ula, Saudi Arabia March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri Taking place amid heightened tensions between the
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