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Facebook has cracked down on dozens of fake accounts posing as Black supporters for Trump - Business Insider

  • Facebook has removed more than 30 accounts posing as African Americans in support of President Donald Trump, the company said on Thursday.
  • The accounts, that used names such as "BlackPeopleVoteForTrump" and "We Love Our President," were pushed out on Instagram and Facebook by a foreign pro-Trump troll farm in Romania.
  • Separately, Facebook also eliminated more than 300 fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times.
  • The fake accounts were tied to a digital media outlet called TruthMedia, allegedly employed by The Epoch Times, and now banned from Facebook.
  • Last year, it removed more than 700 fake accounts, which were posting stories published by the news outlet and banned it from advertising after it tried to get around Facebook's ad review system.
  • Facebook's said the crackdown on fake accounts comes as they continue to take action against "coordinated inauthentic behavior" during the presidential campaign, according to NBC News.

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Facebook has cracked down on dozens of fake accounts posing as Black supporters for Trump - Business Insider

  • Facebook has removed more than 30 accounts posing as African Americans in support of President Donald Trump, the company said on Thursday.
  • The accounts, that used names such as "BlackPeopleVoteForTrump" and "We Love Our President," were pushed out on Instagram and Facebook by a foreign pro-Trump troll farm in Romania.
  • Separately, Facebook also eliminated more than 300 fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times.
  • The fake accounts were tied to a digital media outlet called TruthMedia, allegedly employed by The Epoch Times, and now banned from Facebook.
  • Last year, it removed more than 700 fake accounts, which were posting stories published by the news outlet and banned it from advertising after it tried to get around Facebook's ad review system.
  • Facebook's said the crackdown on fake accounts comes as they continue to take action against "coordinated inauthentic behavior" during the presidential campaign, according to NBC News.

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Facebook relaxed misinformation rules for conservative pages

  • The list and descriptions of the escalations, leaked to NBC News, showed that Facebook employees in the misinformation escalations team, with direct oversight from company leadership, deleted strikes during the review process that were issued to some conservative partners for posting misinformation over the last six months.
  • In another case in late May, a Facebook employee filed a misinformation escalation for PragerU, after a series of fact-checking labels were applied to several similar posts suggesting polar bear populations had not been decimated by climate change and that a photo of a starving animal was used as a “deliberate lie to advance the climate change agenda.” This claim was fact-checked by one of Facebook’s independent fact-checking partners, Climate Feedback, as false and meant that the PragerU page had “repeat offender” status and would potentially be banned from advertising.

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An Indian royal was shot dead by police in broad daylight. Now, 35 years later, his killers have been jailed

  • Raja Man Singh's family -- part of a centuries-old royal lineage -- claimed he had been killed in a premeditated murder plot ordered by the highest politician in the state.
  • The following day, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shiv Charan Mathur, the highest elected official in the state, held a rally in support of Man Singh's opponent.
  • According to Vijay Singh, police made no attempt to arrest Man Singh after the incident, although a police report filed that day accused him of attempted murder.
  • In its court ruling last month, the CBI did not deal with Vijay Singh's claim that the chief minister -- who died in 2009 -- had ordered the killing.
  • According to lawyer Narayan Singh, it's uncommon for police to be convicted for killing a member of the public -- royal blood or not.

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Behind the Beirut Explosion: Seven Years of Official Neglect

  • The cargo, a chemical compound used for blasting mines and building car bombs, was seized when the ship carrying it was found unseaworthy and its owner failed to pay certain fees, according to the ship’s captain and the International Transport Workers’ Federation, a global trade union.
  • Port officials didn’t heed court orders to safely store the ammonium nitrate, but instead sought permission to unload the chemicals, according to court documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
  • But Mr. Grechushkin, the Rhosus’s owner, told the captain that he had no money to fund the journey through the Suez Canal to Africa so the ship would have to pick up extra cargo in Beirut, Mr. Prokoshev said.
  • But Lebanese authorities refused to clear it, saying that the ship wouldn’t be able to carry the heavy new load, according to the captain and Ms. Ananina, the official with the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

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What is Tencent? The $69 billion Chinese behemoth that owns WeChat - Business Insider

  • President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order aimed at two Chinese-owned apps: ByteDance's hyper-popular TikTok, and WeChat, the messaging app owned by mega-conglomerate Tencent.
  • Plus, its messaging apps, WeChat and QQ, are used by more than two-thirds of Chinese people, according to Bloomberg.
  • The new executive order bars American companies and individuals from making "any transaction" with WeChat over concerns about how much user data the app collects and whether the Chinese government is able to access it.
  • While Ma oversees the company, Tencent's day-to-day operations are managed by its president, Martin Lau, according to Bloomberg.
  • And in 2015, Tencent signed a deal worth $700 million with National Basketball Association, making the company the NBA's exclusive digital partner in China.

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What is Tencent? The $69 billion Chinese behemoth that owns WeChat - Business Insider

  • President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order aimed at two Chinese-owned apps: ByteDance's hyper-popular TikTok, and WeChat, the messaging app owned by mega-conglomerate Tencent.
  • Plus, its messaging apps, WeChat and QQ, are used by more than two-thirds of Chinese people, according to Bloomberg.
  • The new executive order bars American companies and individuals from making "any transaction" with WeChat over concerns about how much user data the app collects and whether the Chinese government is able to access it.
  • While Ma oversees the company, Tencent's day-to-day operations are managed by its president, Martin Lau, according to Bloomberg.
  • And in 2015, Tencent signed a deal worth $700 million with National Basketball Association, making the company the NBA's exclusive digital partner in China.

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Covid-19 news: Coronavirus cases may be levelling off in England

  • Only 72 per cent of the contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus in England in the week ending 29 July were reached by NHS Test and Trace, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health and Social Care.
  • Belgium is one of a number of European countries that has seen a resurgence of the virus, with an average of 535.4 people per day testing positive for the virus between 26 July and 1 August, according to health officials.
  • The report criticises the government’s decision not to include Spain on this initial list, adding that it made a “critical error” in mid-March by ending this quarantine advice for people without symptoms arriving from other countries.
  • Under current government rules, introduced in July, people arriving in the UK from certain countries are required to quarantine for 14 days and can be fined for failing to do so.

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Only 37% of US churches holding in-person services are following this key CDC guideline

  • But that picture hides a broad consensus about what congregations should be and are doing during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
  • That's down from a Gallup poll last year that found 34% of Americans said they had attended a religious service in the past week.
  • More than half who have regularly attended religious services in recent weeks say their congregation is open.
  • Claire Gecewicz, one of the Pew researchers behind the study, said she was most struck by the broad agreement among Americans that churches should not get special exemptions from the state.
  • Even among the most devout -- those who attend religious services regularly -- just 6% say their congregations are open as normal.
  • More than half of Americans (55%) who regularly attend worship say their congregation is open with modifications.

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Biden rows back claim African-American community not diverse - Business Insider

  • Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden issued a statement rowing back comments in an interview where he suggested that the African-American community is not diverse.
  • You can see a clip of those remarks here and a fuller segment on Yahoo News.
  • The interview was also attended by representatives from the national associations of Black and Hispanic journalists, according to Yahoo News.
  • Later on Thursday Biden clarified his remarks on Twitter, saying he did not mean to suggest African-Americans were a monolith.
  • Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign, also said he was only "referring to diversity of attitudes among Latinos," according to ABC News.
  • He later said he regretted the comments, adding: "I shouldn't have been such a wise guy," according to the BBC.
  • He is expected to formally accept his Democratic presidential nomination later this month.

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