The Daily Populous

Sunday December 20th, 2020 evening edition

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Twitter has updated a label placed on misleading claims made by Donald Trump and others, that declares Joe Biden to have won the election.

The message, which Twitter places on potentially misleading content on the site, now says the president-elect won the election, while it previously said the election was “disputed”.

Users on the site are now told that “Election officials have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the US Presidential election,” when they see a Twitter post that has the misinformation label.

It started to appear on tweets posted by the US president on Saturday morning, as he continued to make baseless allegations about the presidential election, which he lost to Mr Biden.

The decision to replace the previous misinformation label, which said “Multiple sources called this election differently,” comes after Mr Biden was certified as president elect by the Electoral College on Monday.

Twitter said last month that almost 300,000 tweets were labelled because they made potentially misleading claims about the election, which Mr Trump has stirred on the site.

Its critics have meanwhile argued that the previous misinformation label did not do enough to counter baseless claims. »

Mandalorian Fan Places Bill Burr's Anti-Star Wars Rant Over Mayfeld's Dialogue

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By taking Bill Burr's personal Star Wars rant and combining it with a scene from The Mandalorian, one fan has created a hilarious Mayfeld moment.

Morden Wex posted the edit to YouTube with the caption, "Bill Burr tells the Mandalorian he hates Chewbacca and Star Wars."

The audio is lifted from Burr's Monday Morning Podcast and consists of the comedian jokingly going on a rant about his disdain for the Star Wars franchise. »

Law banning “rental” fees for customer-owned routers takes effect Sunday

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The change is good news for customers of Frontier Communications, which has insisted on charging $10 rental fees to customers who use their own routers.

But Frontier said at the same time that it "cannot support or repair non-Frontier equipment," contradicting its own justification for charging the fee.

Unlike Frontier, other major ISPs such as Comcast let customers avoid rental fees when they use their own routers. »