The Daily Populous

Thursday October 15th, 2020 night edition

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YouTube has announced that it is expanding its misinformation policy to remove false claims about a potential Covid-19 vaccination.

Claims that contradict local health authorities such as the NHS in the UK, or the World Health Organisation, will be removed.

This includes claims that the vaccine will kill people or cause infertility, as well as conspiracy theories that microchips will be implanted in people who receive the vaccine.

According to polls, half of Fox News viewers believe that Bill Gates wants to use a coronavirus vaccine to implant microchips into Americans for global surveillance.

YouTube is not the only technology giant struggling to contain coronavirus misinformation.

Social media companies are only taking down two per cent of reported posts spreading misinformation about vaccines, according to studies.

Twitter also added new labels and warning messages to “provide additional context and information” to tweets with “disputed or misleading information” about the coronavirus. »

PS4 system software update 8.00 launching today

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UPDATE: Following this update, users are seeing a notification about Party Safety and that voice chats in parties may be recorded.

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

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

Dutch woman dies after catching COVID-19 twice, the first reported reinfection death

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The patient was initially admitted into hospital earlier this year with a severe cough and fever, testing positive for COVID-19.

She was discharged five days later when "besides some persisting fatigue her symptoms subsided completely," according to the report.

In the report of the Dutch woman's case, researchers said COVID-19 reinfections are expected to occur once antibodies decrease and immunity wanes. »

Sen. Gary Peters shares his abortion story

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Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., told Elle magazine in an interview published Monday how an abortion may have saved the life of his first wife.

The senator said that during the late 1980s in Detroit, his first wife, Heidi, was pregnant with their second child, a baby they greatly wanted.

The fetus had a faint heartbeat, but the doctor recommended an abortion because there was no chance it would live. »

Bronze statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be unveiled in Brooklyn during Women's History Month

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Bronze statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be unveiled in Brooklyn during Women's History Month Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and raised in the borough.

A bronze statue of hometown legend Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be unveiled in Brooklyn, New York, during Women's History Month next year.

Ginsburg, who died last month at age 87, was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and raised in the borough. »