The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 13rd, 2019 evening edition

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The Tesla chief executive, Elon Musk, has said Brexit uncertainty played a role in the firm’s decision to build its first European factory in Germany rather than the UK.

The billionaire entrepreneur revealed that the firm’s European battery plant would be built on the outskirts of Berlin.

Speaking to Auto Express after making the announcement, Musk said: “Brexit [uncertainty] made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK.”.

Musk announced the Berlin decision at a car industry awards ceremony on Tuesday night hosted by the German tabloid Bild.

In November 2016, Musk downplayed the effects of Brexit and said Tesla planned to build an R&D base in the UK.

He had previously said that if there was sufficient demand a factory could subsequently be built in the UK, although Tesla planned to open its first European factory on the continent.

Aside from batteries, Tesla will also build its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in Berlin. »

Mark Zuckerberg says TikTok is a threat to democracy, but didn't say he spent 6 months trying to buy its predecessor

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Sources told BuzzFeed Facebook wasn't able to close the deal, while Bloomberg reports it walked away over's young usership and Chinese ownership.

Mark Zuckerberg has been on the offensive against TikTok in recent months, criticizing the platform for reportedly censoring content.

Instagram yesterday launched a short-form video feature called "Reels" in Brazil, which has been widely characterized as a clone of TikTok. »

Neill Blomkamp’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Inferno’ Begins Filming This March In Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Deadline has revealed that Neill Blomkamp’s next feature film starring Taylor Kitsch (True Detective, John Carter) will begin shooting sometime in March in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In Inferno, Taylor Kitsch plays a cop who is called to investigate a seemingly ordinary murder in the New Mexico desert.

The arrival of the FBI confirms his suspicions that something bigger – perhaps extraterrestrial – is at play. »