The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 27th, 2019 night edition

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A US teenager's TikTok video clip accusing China of putting Muslims into "concentration camps" has gone viral on the Chinese-owned social network.

Feroza Aziz later tweeted that TikTok had blocked her from posting new content, as a result.

"TikTok does not moderate content due to political sensitivities," a spokesman told BBC News.

Although, Douyin, the Chinese version of the app, on which Ms Aziz's posts would not have appeared, is politically censored.

As an additional measure, it had then blocked her smartphone, on 25 November, but that too had been unrelated to her posts about China.

For its part, the Chinese government has consistently said the camps in question offer voluntary education and training, despite evidence to the contrary.

She has tweeted that TikTok has given her a one-month suspension and said that "China is terrified of the news [about the camps] spreading". »

Melania Trump booed at youth opioid summit in Baltimore

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(CNN) First lady Melania Trump took her "Be Best" initiative to the Baltimore area on Tuesday, where she was met with a chorus of boos from attendees at a youth summit aimed at raising awareness about the nation's opioid crisis.

The heckling lasted for about one minute, according to CNN's Kate Bennett, who was in the room.

But the audience remained raucous, audibly speaking over her remarks throughout her brief speech to the B'More Youth Summit. »

White House lifts lockdown after airspace violation was reported

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The White House on Tuesday was briefly put on lockdown, as fighter jets were scrambled in Washington following an airspace violation, law enforcement officials told NBC News.

The lockdown was lifted less than 30 minutes after it was first reported by White House reporters.

"The White House was locked down this morning due to a potential violation of the restricted airspace in the National Capital Region," a Secret Service spokesman told CNBC in a statement. »

Teen prosecuted as adult for having naked images – of himself – on phone

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A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his own mobile phone.

Cormega Copening, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was prosecuted as an adult under federal child pornography felony laws, for sexually exploiting a minor.

His girlfriend, Brianna Denson, took a plea deal after being prosecuted on similar charges for having naked, suggestive pictures of herself on her cellphone. »

Netflix To Reopen Famed Paris Theatre In Manhattan

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The streaming media giant announced on Monday it had started a new lease on the 71-year-old venue to use it for Netflix-original movie debuts, special events and other screenings.

Originally specializing in French cinema, it was one of the country’s oldest art house theaters until it was shuttered in August.

“We are incredibly proud to preserve this historic New York institution so it can continue to be a cinematic home for film lovers. »