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Thursday October 22nd, 2020 evening edition

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According to multiple accounts, detainees were threatened, choked, beaten, pepper-sprayed and threatened with more violence to make them sign.

And they were being subjected to threats of deportation, often accompanied by physical abuse.”.

“We know that the US government is deporting key witnesses in an effort to silence survivors and absolve Ice of legal liability.”.

The Trump administration cut the country’s trade privileges at the beginning of this year because of the persistent abuses.

As for the others, the lawyer Evaristus Nkongchu said: “We have no knowledge of what happened to those that were deported.

Detainees and their lawyers have been told there will be another deportation flight in the coming days, possibly as early as Friday.

Another detainee, known as DF, said that he was ordered to sign his deportation order by an Ice agent on 28 September. »

TikTok Bans Conversion Therapy and White Supremacist Content

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The company will start cracking down even more on anti-LGBTQ+ content, white supremacist and Nazi content, and videos that spread falsehoods about Jewish people, Muslims, and other minority groups.

When it comes to anti-LGBTQ+ content, that now includes videos that promote harmful and discredited practices like conversion therapy, where LGBTQ+ people are encouraged to “pray away the gay” or undergo electroshock therapy to "turn" them straight and cisgender.

TikTok recently banned content promoting the antisemitic QAnon conspiracy theory, a move already made by YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. »

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