The Daily Populous

Sunday July 14th, 2019 morning edition

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Some 18% of Facebook users who share fake stories were both self-identified Republicans and over the age of 65, a Princeton University study concluded.

So why are Republican baby boomers more likely to share fake news on Facebook?

Conservative Republicans made up the largest single partisan and ideological group among boomers, according to the Pew Research Center.

What’s more, baby boomers are more likely to be conservative and ideological, according to data crunched by Pew.

“In both 2015 and 2016, about one in 10 baby boomers identified as conservative Republicans — the highest percentages dating back to 2000,” researchers Shiva Maniam and Samantha Smith wrote for Pew.

“In both years, conservative Republicans made up the largest single partisan and ideological group among boomers.”.

To be fair, older Republicans share more news in general, and fake news gets caught up in the mix. »

Brain implant restores partial vision to blind people

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Medical experts hail ‘paradigm shift’ of implant that transmits video images directly to the visual cortex, bypassing the eye and optic nerve.

Partial sight has been restored to six blind people via an implant that transmits video images directly to the brain.

It required you to have a working eye, a working optic nerve,” Shortt told the Daily Mail. »

Trump 'pulled out of Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama', suggests Kim Darroch in new leaked memo

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Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, the UK’s former ambassador reportedly suggested in a new leaked diplomatic memo.

Sir Kim Darroch claimed the US president’s actions amounted to “diplomatic vandalism” and were fuelled by “personality” reasons, according to a document seen by The Mail on Sunday.

Sir Kim quit his post, saying his job had become “impossible” after Mr Trump’s tirade against him. »

Federal R. Kelly Investigation Uncovered 20 Underage Sex Tapes

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R. Kelly's behind bars thanks in large part to his own inner circle -- enablers and ex-employees who handed the feds videos of Kelly having sex with underage girls, according to the attorney for multiple alleged victims.

Gerald Griggs -- who represents Joycelyn Savage's family among others -- tells TMZ the federal investigation run by the Northern District of Illinois uncovered over 20 videos of Kelly engaged with minors.

Both Griggs and our federal law enforcement sources tell us the tapes show multiple victims ... and prosecutors confirmed with multiple witnesses the girls were underage. »