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List of 50 news companies Facebook is donating money to

After announcing it will invest millions in local news companies, Facebook already started donating money to news outlets. As announced via company Journalism project, Facebook already picked first 50 local newsrooms across the US and Canada that are receiving $5,000 USD grants to help cover unexpected costs associated with covering the crisis in their communities. …

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Stuart Varney about government giving everyone $1,000 a month in 2018.: „Are you a socialist?“ NOW: Government needs to help

Some mainstream anchors and media personalities from both sides of political spectrum bear the burden of responsibility for why Trump’s „fake news“ syntagm was so well received among American masses, not only among Trump’s who chanted it on rallies, but also among some of them who are strongly against him. For years, they have been …

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Researchers claim that social distancing creates $8 trillion in economic benefits

Social distancing puts space between people. When people who are infected with the virus stay away from others, they can’t pass it to anyone else. That is clear and this is why governments from around the world have closed schools, universities, banned public gatherings, ordered nonessential businesses to close. While instant impact on the economy …

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As the world is on hold due to pandemic, drone wars are continuing

„The USA does not seem to understand that the railroads built by the Chinese with some financing from Japan connecting Mombasa in Kenya to Central Africa (Uganda and Rwanda among others) and to Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and further) are one thousand times more important for the world, and particularly Africa, than one thousand US drones in …

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Russia leads world in government removal requests to Google, USA on 7th place: Sometimes they target government criticism

Over the past year Google has removed various blog posts, videos and other kinds of content from its platforms due to government requests. According to Google, between January and June 2019 they were asked to delete a total of 283,013 items. They received 17.088 government request for removal. „A single government request may specify several …

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Google searches for “I can’t smell” (a common Covid-19 symptom) skyrocketed

Loss of smell occurs with the common cold and other viral infections of the nose and throat. Anecdotal reports suggest the loss of smell may be one of the first symptoms of COVID-19. Doctors around the world are reporting that up to 70% of patients who test positive for the coronavirus disease COVID-19 – even …

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Does Red Tape delays the COVID-19 response? Why is US having problems with ventilators shortage?

More hands are rapidly coming on deck to make ventilators for American coronavirus victims. Faced with the ventilator shortage, president Donald Trump used government authority to compel a private business to help a country in crisis. Trump announced March 27 that he is using the Defense Production Act (DPA) to force General Motors (GM) to …

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Asking a refund from Ohio State University: University reported revenue of over $7 billion, it is better equipped to bear the financial burden than students

Amid the coronavirus, universities classes are moved online and most students needed to vacate their dorms. Now, many students who were sent home early from college want to see a refund for the meals and housing they aren’t able to use, but also for other on college fees. Jadyn Aboubakare started an online petition which …

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Professor started a petition against Zoom after being „Zoombombed“ by racist trolls

Over two thousand people have signed an online petition calling on to Zoom to address racist cyber attacks on their platform after a black professor was „Zoombombed“ by trolls who wrote “N-word” on his screen while he was defending his dissertation online. „Imagine spending years on your research, getting to the final step that decides …

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Researchers investigate link between 4chan and terrorist attacks

When given anonymity online, some people tend to leave aggressive, insulting and vitriolic comments. Psychology has struggled to understand why and explanation was given – researchers have found that anonymity can reveal personality traits that face-to-face interactions may hide. This can be a good and a bad thing. Some use that anonymity to show kindness, …

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