The Daily Populous

Friday November 22nd, 2019 day edition

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The speech comes as Big Tech companies are under increasing scrutiny from governments on antitrust and privacy matters and abuse of their platforms.

Several U.S. presidential candidates, led by Elizabeth Warren, have called for Facebook and other tech companies to be broken up.

In his speech before the ADL, a group that fights anti-Semitism, Baron Cohen noted that hate groups and divisive rhetoric are rising all around the world, and he blamed Big Tech for providing "the greatest propaganda machine in history.".

Facebook, YouTube and Google, Twitter and others — they reach billions of people.

And it's no surprise that the greatest propaganda machine in history has spread the oldest conspiracy theory in history — the lie that Jews are somehow dangerous.".

A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement that the company has permanently suspended the accounts of 186 groups.

"Our rules are clear: There is no place on Twitter for hateful conduct, terrorist organizations or violent extremist groups," the company said. » auf Twitter: "Serebii Note: We now have confirmation that the 6 million unit figure is dealing with Friday November 15th through Sunday November 17th only and is units sold through to cons

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Russia bans sale of gadgets without Russian-made software

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Russia has passed a law banning the sale of certain devices that are not pre-installed with Russian software.

The law will come into force in July 2020 and cover smartphones, computers and smart televisions.

A complete list of the gadgets affected and the Russian-made software that needs to be pre-installed will be determined by the government. »

Trump impeachment hearings: Fiona Hill slams Republicans for promoting ‘fictional narrative’ of Ukrainian election meddling

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Fiona Hill decried Republican lawmakers for suggesting that Ukraine, rather than Russia, sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.

“This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves,” Ms. Hill said.

In one dramatic episode, Ms. Hill said she confronted Mr. Sondland for meeting Ukrainian officials without going through regular diplomatic channels. »

Prince Andrew WILL speak to FBI but is warned not to go to US

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Prince Andrew could be arrested and trapped in America if he jets across the Atlantic to speak to the FBI, a senior British lawyer warned today.

Buckingham Palace is 'braced' for the 'imminent' arrival of a subpoena summoning Andrew to give evidence under oath in the US, according to the Telegraph.

Prince Andrew is being urged to speak to the FBI about his dealings with Jeffrey Epstein by flying to the US. »