The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 14th, 2020 evening edition

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A French museum has postponed an exhibit about the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan citing interference by the Chinese government, which it accuses of trying to rewrite history.

The Château des ducs de Bretagne history museum in the western city of Nantes said it was putting the show about the fearsome 13th century leader on hold for over three years.

The museum’s director, Bertrand Guillet, said: “We made the decision to stop this production in the name of the human, scientific and ethical values that we defend.”.

It said the Chinese authorities demanded that certain words, including “Genghis Khan,” “Empire” and “Mongol” be taken out of the show.

The spat comes as the Chinese government has hardened its discrimination against ethnic Mongols, many of whom live in the northern province of Inner Mongolia.

The exhibit was planned in collaboration with the Inner Mongolia Museum in Hohhot, China.

The museum branded it “censorship” and said it underlined a “hardening … of the position of the Chinese government against the Mongolian minority”. »

Twitter suspends accounts for posing as Black Trump supporters

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Twitter has suspended a network of accounts claiming to be owned by Black supporters of Donald Trump and his re-election campaign due to spam and platform manipulation, it said Tuesday.

NBC News also reported spam operations from fake accounts posing as Black Trump supporters in August.

It did not say where it believed the network of people posing as Black Trump supporters originated or whether it was state-backed. »

Mexico identifies two women who may have received non-consensual surgeries in ICE detention

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Mexico City (CNN) Mexico has identified two women who may have been subjected to non-consensual surgeries while detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

In a statement released during the weekend, Mexico's Foreign Ministry said one Mexican national received "a surgical intervention" that she did not authorize.

The ministry specified that the operation was not a hysterectomy, and said she did not receive post-operative care. »

Victorian MP caught lifting speech from fictional TV show The West Wing

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He noticed some uncanny similarities between a speech made by member for Burwood, Will Fowles, and a fictional character in his favourite TV show.

The Victorian MP delivered a 90 second speech yesterday afternoon which borrowed three times from a speech delivered by the fictional president Jed Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen.

Mr Talia spoke to Mr Fowles who admitted he was a huge fan of The West Wing, but said the lifting of the speech was unintentional. »

PS4 system software update 8.00 launching today

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Our latest system software update for PlayStation 4, version 8.00, is launching today globally.

Following this update, Party and Messages will be more tightly linked together and you will see changes to the UI.

As a reminder, a PS4 system with a wired connection via a LAN cable is recommended to download the update. »