The Daily Populous

Thursday June 27th, 2019 morning edition

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President Trump, asked if he'll tell Russian President Vladimir Putin not to meddle in the 2020 election, told reporters Wednesday what he says to Putin is "none of your business."

Mr. Trump made the comments on his way to Japan for the G20 summit, where he'll meet with Putin and other world leaders.

He'll be meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit, and it's unclear how much of the content of that meeting will be shared.

As he departed the White House for his trip to Asia Wednesday, Mr. Trump also expressed optimism about progress on a humanitarian border aid bill.

"We are moving along very nicely with a bipartisan bill in the Senate," he told reporters at the White House.

In Japan, Mr. Trump is expected to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Putin, among other world leaders.

"Iran's very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality," Mr. Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. »

Reddit Quarantines Pro-Trump Subreddit r/The_Donald Over Anti-Police Threats

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Reddit quarantined the “The_Donald” subreddit on Wednesday, citing threats made on the popular forum for Trump supporters against law enforcement officers.

“Recent behaviors including threats against the police and public figures is content that is prohibited by our violence policy,” a Reddit spokesperson said in a statement.

In its message to the subreddit’s moderators, Reddit asked for them to take action to prevent further threats being posted on the forum. »

Fake news ‘vaccine’ works: ‘pre-bunk’ game reduces susceptibility to disinformation

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Thousands of people spent fifteen minutes completing it, with many allowing the data to be used for a study.

“This is a version of what psychologists call ‘inoculation theory’, with our game working like a psychological vaccination.”.

For “conspiracy”, the spreading of false narratives blaming secretive groups for world events, perceived reliability was reduced by 20%. »

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sold His Guitars for $21.5 Million—And Donated Everything to Fight Climate Change

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Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, stirred by the message of 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, wanted to do something to improve the world.

He gave the proceeds from the most valuable auction of musical instruments in history to a nonprofit that fights climate change.

Readers, what ideas do you have for those of us who don’t have $21.5 million in guitars to help fight climate change? »