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Monday January 25th, 2021 evening edition

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In a statement released by text message late Monday morning, Mr. Giuliani said that the lawsuit amounted to intimidation and that he was contemplating a countersuit.

“Dominion’s defamation lawsuit for $1.3B will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely,” Mr. Giuliani said.

“The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart.

“Dominion was not founded in Venezuela to fix elections for Hugo Chávez,” the suit says.

“It was founded in 2002 in John Poulos’s basement in Toronto to help blind people vote on paper ballots.”

Laying out a timeline of Mr. Giuliani’s comments about Dominion on Twitter, his podcast and Fox News, the company notes that Mr. Giuliani avoided mentioning Dominion in court, where he could have faced legal ramifications for falsehoods.

“Notably, not a single one of the three complaints signed and filed by Giuliani and other attorneys for the Trump Campaign in the Pennsylvania action contained any allegations about Dominion,” the lawsuit says. »

Giuliani sued for $1.3 billion by Dominion Voting systems over false election fraud claims

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In those statements, Mr Giuliani claimed that Dominion, which is one of the biggest voting machine manufacturers in the US, rigged its systems to flip votes from Mr Trump to then Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Mr Giuliani filed around 50 lawsuits in several swing states lost by Mr Trump in an attempt to overturn the election, and has been widely criticised for his baseless claims.

There is no evidence for claims of widespread fraud in 3 November’s election. »

COVID-19 warnings were on Twitter well before the outbreak of the pandemic

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A new study of researchers at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, published in Scientific Reports, has identified tracks of increasing concern about pneumonia cases on posts published on Twitter in seven countries, between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.

The analysis of the posts shows that the "whistleblowing" came precisely from the geographical regions where the primary outbreaks later developed.

"Our study adds on to the existing evidence that social media can be a useful tool of epidemiological surveillance. »

Report: Tencent raising billions to buy EA, Take-Two, or others

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Sources tell TMT Finance that Tencent is raising billions to buy out a new game company.

Insiders believe Tencent could force a hostile takeover of Grand Theft Auto parent company Take-Two Interactive, or possibly make a deal to buy out EA.

Tencent also has exclusive rights to publish Nexon's Dungeon Fighter in China, showing the giant has existing connections with both firms. »

AMC Raises $917 Million to Weather ‘Dark Coronavirus-Impacted Winter’

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AMC Theatres, the world’s largest cinema chain, has raised $917 million in new equity and debt capital, the company said on Monday.

Of the $917 million, AMC has raised $506 million of equity, from the issuance of 164.7 million new common shares, along with the previously announced securing of $100 million of additional first-lien debt and the concurrent issuance of 22 million new common shares to convert $100 million of second-lien debt into equity.

Adam Aron, AMC CEO and president, said: “Today, the sun is shining on AMC. »