The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 20th, 2021 day edition

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Pedro Castillo waves to supporters after election authorities declared him president-elect during celebrations at his party's campaign headquarters in Lima, Peru, Monday, July 19, 2021.

Castillo was declared president more than a month after elections took place and after opponent Keiko Fujimori claimed that the election was tainted by fraud.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Rural teacher-turned-political novice Pedro Castillo on Monday became the winner of Peru’s presidential election after the country’s longest electoral count in 40 years.

Castillo, whose supporters included Peru’s poor and rural citizens, defeated right-wing politician Keiko Fujimori by just 44,000 votes.

Wielding a pencil the size of a cane, symbol of his Peru Libre party, Castillo popularized the phrase “No more poor in a rich country.” »

Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for Posting Coronavirus Misinformation

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SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter said on Monday that it was suspending Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from its service for 12 hours after she posted messages that violated its policy against sharing misleading information about the coronavirus.

Ms. Greene, Republican of Georgia, has been an outspoken opponent of vaccines and masks as tools to curb the pandemic.

Twitter said Ms. Greene’s tweets were misinformation, and it barred her from the service until Tuesday. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Twitter account suspended for COVID misinformation

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Twitter announced Monday that it's suspending the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for 12 hours.

Driving the news: "We took enforcement action on the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically the COVID-19 misleading information policy," Twitter said in an emailed statement.

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted. »

20% of Americans believe the conspiracy theory that microchips are inside the COVID-19 vaccines, says YouGov study

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Conspiracy theory specialist says this misinformation comes from anxiety and a search for answers to the uncertain.

A new study has found that 1-in-5 Americans believe that it is "definitely true" or "probably true" that there is a microchip in the COVID-19 vaccines.

There has never been any evidence to support the idea that microchips are a part of the vaccine rollout. »