The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 27th, 2019 day edition

image for TikTok says it doesn't censor content, but a user was just locked out after a viral post criticizing China

TikTok's director of creator community brushed aside allegations of Chinese influence on the social media app Tuesday, as the app faces a U.S. national security investigation.

Since then, TikTok executives have embarked on a campaign to refute the allegations.

In an extensive profile published earlier this month, TikTok's chief executive Alex Zhu emphasized the autonomy of TikTok's U.S. operation from the headquarters in Beijing.

"We don't remove content based on sensitivities around China or other governments," he said.

"TikTok does not moderate content due to political sensitivities," a TikTok spokesperson said in a statement to CNBC.

But, in an interview with the Post, Aziz said the reference to bin Laden was a "joke."

And it clearly was, here's the video that Aziz was locked out for:. »

Working-age Americans dying at higher rates, especially in economically hard-hit states

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Working-age Americans dying at higher rates, especially in economically hard-hit states A new VCU study identifies “a distinctly American phenomenon” as mortality among 25 to 64 year-olds increases and U.S. life expectancy continues to fall.

The report, “Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates in the United States, 1959-2017,” is one of the most comprehensive 50-state analyses of U.S. mortality.

These deaths, which have fueled a decline in U.S. life expectancy since 2014, are linked to several major causes of death. »

Papa John's founder eats more than 40 pizzas in 30 days. The verdict: It tastes different

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After Schnatter built the company on "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's ousted him as chairman in July 2018, leading him to file several lawsuits against the company.

He dismissed his claims as part of a settlement with Papa John's and has been selling off his stake in the chain.

Papa John's swung to a profit in its third quarter, reporting a net income of $385,000 and revenue of $403.7 million. »

Daily Briefing: November 26, 2019 -

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Evin King, 62, of Cleveland has been awarded a $1.3 million settlement after spending 23 years in jail for a murder he did not commit.

He sued the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County for wrongful conviction after his conviction was overturned and he was released in April 2017.

If it does rain, this will break the usual Los Angeles tradition of sunny skies on the Thanksgiving holiday. »