The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 30th, 2020 night edition

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Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has said it refuses to be an arbiter of content.

Facebook has since come under increasing fire for its stance.

Over the past few weeks, many large advertisers, including Coca-Cola, Verizon, Levi Strauss and Unilever, have said they plan to pause advertising on the social network because they were unhappy with its handling of hate speech and misinformation.

No subject — whether it was video games or makeup or power-washing driveways — was too small to discuss.

People could simply sign up, browse the site anonymously and participate in any of the 130,000 active subreddits.

Yet that freewheeling position led to many issues of toxic speech and objectionable content across the site, for which Reddit has consistently faced criticism.

In the past, the company hosted forums that promoted racism against black people and openly sexualized underage children, all in the name of free speech. »

Trump in ‘fragile’ mood and may drop out of 2020 race if poll numbers don’t improve, GOP insiders tell Fox News

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Donald Trump may drop out of the 2020 presidential race if he believes he has no chance of winning, a Republican Party operative reportedly told Fox News.

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, currently holds an average lead of nine points over the incumbent, according to a tracker of 2020 polls by RealClearPolitics.

“It’s too early, but if the polls continue to worsen, you can see a scenario where he drops out,” one anonymous GOP operative told Fox News. »

TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser among 59 Chinese apps banned by India as border tensions simmer in Ladakh

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The government of India has decided to ban 59 apps of Chinese origin as border tensions simmer in Ladakh after a violent, fatal face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies.

The government announced the ban on the 59 Chinese apps (full list below) Monday night.

The government said these apps were engaged in activities that were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and defence of India. »

Florida beaches will close for Fourth of July weekend over coronavirus concerns

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Florida authorities will shut-down beaches on the Fourth of July weekend over Covid-19 concerns in the state.

At least three counties including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach plan on closing-down beaches and parks from Friday 3 July to prevent overcrowding as coronavirus cases continue to spike.

Florida has now seen almost new-24 hour highs each day since mid-June, and some 132,000 cases 3,300 deaths overall. »