The Daily Populous

Thursday January 9th, 2020 evening edition

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Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main digital-ad rival Google did in November 2019 to fight misinformation.

Neither will it ban political ads outright, as Twitter has done.

And it still won't fact check them, as it's faced pressure to do.

Instead, Facebook said it will offer users slightly more control over how many political ads they see and make its online library of political ads easier to browse.

Google has decided to limit targeting of political ads, while Twitter is banning them outright.

In recent months, Facebook, Twitter and Google refused to remove a misleading video ad from President Donald Trump’s campaign that targeted Biden. »

Trump Doesn’t Want Voters to Know How Much His Family’s Trips Cost Taxpayers

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In his first four trips to Mar-a-Lago in 2017, the Secret Service alone spent about $1.3 million on each visit.

In 2017, Eric Trump’s visit to a Trump building under construction in Uruguay cost taxpayers $97,000.”

Last September, the Secret Service also put in a bid to buy Jet Skis, so that federal agents could protect the Trump family off the shore of Mar-a-Lago. »

Child molester’s wife sues Mormon church for $9.5 million, says husband is in prison because clergy reported his confession

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"In some circumstances, those obligations may be governed by their professional duty and in others by their role as clergy.

Brandt said the church teaches members that they must confess their transgressions “to get back in good favor with the church.”

Bartholomew said the lawsuit against the Mormon church could discourage clergy members from reporting child abuse out of concern that they’ll be sued. »

TIL a man in the 1830s accused his church of murdering his wife, and had his grievance carved into her gravestone. Its specific, and gives names and events leading to her death. Its about 150 words long.

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It’s simple, white, and rectangular, and is crammed with about 150 words of painstakingly etched accusation, courtesy of her husband, Dr. Calvin Cutter.

Caroline H., Wife of Calvin Cutter, M.D.Murdered by the Baptist Ministry and BaptistChurches As follows: Sep’t.

28, 1838; aged 33She was accused of lying in church meeting by theRev. »