Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

Twitter suspends 70mn 'fake' accounts in 2 months amid pressure from Congress & media

Some 70 million accounts, a number roughly equal to 20 percent of Twitter’s monthly active users, have been yanked off of the platform in May and June, as the company opts for user ‘safety’ over free speech, it’s been reported. The social media company has exacerbated its crusade against the ‘fake accounts’ accused of spreading divisive political content in tons ...

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Italy will not buy F-35s anymore, mulls walking out of existing contracts – Defense Minister

The anti-establishment Italian government’s defense minister has said that the country won’t purchase any more Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets from the US and will review the existing order for 90 planes. Elisabetta Trenta, the country’s new minister of defense from the Eurosceptic Five Star Movement, has ruled out new contracts with the US for the purchase of F-35 stealth ...

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Earth must strengthen its defenses against mutant space bacteria – Russian scientists

Terrestrial bacteria that were sent to space and returned changed now pose a threat to the existence of life on Earth, and measures must be taken planetside to contain them, Russian scientists said. A Russian experiment called ‘Biorisk’ has revealed that various microorganisms from Earth were able to survive in the harsh conditions of space on the surface of the ...

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360,000+ Americans with tax debt may be denied passports – IRS

Hundreds of thousands of US citizens may have to scrap their holiday plans, the Internal Revenue Service said, as it is enforcing a law allowing authorities to revoke and deny passports to those owing over $ 51,000 in unpaid taxes. Some 362,000 people may fall under the scope of the 2015 law as early as the end of this year, ...

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Twitter’s efforts to suspend fake accounts have doubled since last year

Bots, your days of tweeting politically divisive nonsense might be numbered. The Washington Post reported Friday that in the last few months Twitter has aggressively suspended accounts in an effort to stem the spread of disinformation running rampant on its platform. The Washington Post reports that Twitter suspended as many as 70 million accounts between May and June of this ...

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Israeli forces strike Syrian Army outpost in response to cross-border shelling

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have attacked an outpost of the Syrian Army near the occupied Golan Heights after shells flew across the border. The Israeli military “attacked a Syrian outpost” after mortar shells were fired from that area towards the occupied Golan Heights, the IDF said in a statement on Friday. The shells fell in the buffer zone without ...

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Storm floods Atlanta freeway, strands motorists (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A severe thunderstorm moving through northern Georgia has caused flash flooding on major roads in Atlanta, stranding motorists during the evening rush hour. Thunderstorm warnings on Friday afternoon predicted 60 mph (96 kph) winds and 1-inch (2.5 cm) hail. The heavy storm dumped over 2 inches (5 cm) of rain on the city in less than an hour. A dramatic ...

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Moscow welcomes Macron’s decision to visit World Cup in Russia

The Kremlin welcomes the fact that French President Emmanuel Macron will arrive in Russia for the football World Cup, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. “We are happy that the French president will come,” Peskov told RIA news agency. Earlier, Macron promised to attend the championship if the French national team reached the semifinals. “If the French team passes ...

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Is America’s ‘crumbling’ infrastructure not ready for the future? RT’s Boom Bust investigates

RT’s Boom Bust show is looking into problems with infrastructure upgrades in the United States. The show is going to investigate America’s infrastructure from roads and rails to gas pipelines and the electrical grid. US President Donald Trump was seeking $ 1 trillion to rebuild what he called a ‘crumbling’ infrastructure. “The problem the states have and local leaders have ...

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Planes not to blame for poo raining on Canadians’ heads – aviation authority. Twitter speculates

Incidents of feces falling from the sky on Canadians’ heads are turning into a true mystery, as the country’s aviation authority denied that the foul-smelling substance came from plane toilets. Twitterati were left to speculate. In recent months, the country’s aviation authority, Transport Canada, received 18 reports of people, vehicles and homes being covered with a brownish stinky substance raining ...

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