The Daily Populous

Monday October 26th, 2020 morning edition

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Zoom shut down a series of events meant to discuss what organizers called “censorship” by the company.

Zoom told the Verge at the time that the Sept. 23 talk was in violation of the company’s terms of service.

“Zoom is committed to supporting the open exchange of ideas and conversations and does not have any policy preventing users from criticizing Zoom,” a spokesperson for the company said.

“Zoom does not monitor events and will only take action if we receive reports about possible violations of our Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, and Community Standards.

However, Zoom did not respond to questions about which specific policy was violated or whether other events have been shut down by the company.

Adam Saeed, a student at University of Leeds, said he used his personal Zoom account to organize the event.

Cynthia Franklin, a professor at the University of Hawaii, also saw an event she organized deleted by Zoom, but was unable to find an alternative platform. »

Putin rejects Donald Trump's criticism of Biden family business

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Putin was responding to comments made by Trump during televised debates with Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

No evidence has been verified to support the allegations, and Joe Biden has called them false and discredited.

“Yes, in Ukraine he (Hunter Biden) had or maybe still has a business, I don’t know. »

Trump support predicted intentions to defy social distancing norms during early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak

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The online survey assessed intentions to defy health guidelines, general support for President Trump and support for his positions on COVID-19.

Having faith in President Trump’s handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak was also associated with intentions to defy social distancing guidelines.

“Faith in Trump and faith in his COVID-specific positions were significantly associated with intentions to defy social distancing norms, even after accounting for typical criminological predictors (i.e., low self-control, deterrence). »

Boy, 3, dies at his birthday celebration after accidentally shooting himself with family member's gun

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Boy, 3, dies at his birthday celebration after accidentally shooting himself with family member's gun Family members at the party were playing cards when they heard the gunshot.

A 3-year-old boy has died at his birthday celebration after finding a family member’s gun and accidentally shooting himself in the chest.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this tragic accident,” said the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. »

Sierra Leone Uses Board Game as Part of Driver's License Test

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In the good old days, all you had to do to get a driver’s license was, you know, prove that you could drive.

But now, at least in Sierra Leone, you have to play a board game before you can even take the licensing test.

The game is called “The Drivers’ Way” and requires players to roll stoplight-themed dice and move models of classic cars around a board, Reuters reports. »