The Daily Populous

Saturday April 1st, 2023 morning edition

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A judge denied granting summary judgment to Fox News in its attempt to get Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit thrown out Friday, meaning the case will go to trial in mid-April.

Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis handed Dominion a major win, too, when he agreed that the challenged statements are false.

Fox News had argued that the challenged comments were opinion and protected as such, but Davis disagreed.

“The Court finds, as a matter of law, that the Statements are either fact or mixed opinion,” he wrote.

He also knocked Fox's "neutral reporting" claim, finding “the evidence does not support that FNN conducted good-faith, disinterested reporting.”.

“FNN’s failure to reveal extensive contradicting evidence from the public sphere and Dominion itself indicates its reporting was not disinterested,” the judge wrote.

They will also be asked to weigh the involvement of Fox Corp. in the publication of the alleged defamatory statements. »

Roblox will hide ads for users 13 and under

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Roblox will now hide advertisements from users 13 and younger, the company revealed in its new policy changes.

Such digital deception is possible because Roblox has failed to establish any meaningful guardrails to ensure compliance with truth in advertising laws.".

Additionally, Roblox has provided guidelines on how developers can adhere to its updated advertising standards. »

Finland cleared to join NATO following Turkish vote

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The Turkish parliament on Thursday unanimously ratified Finland’s accession to NATO, effectively allowing Helsinki to join the military alliance but leaving Sweden out in the cold.

His country, the president added, “is now ready to join NATO.”.

Now that Finland has Turkey’s formal support, only procedural steps are left before Helsinki officially joins NATO. »

These cockroaches tweaked their mating rituals after adapting to pest control

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Human attempts to kill cockroaches with sugary poison have had an unintended consequence: It has cramped the bugs' sex lives.

It's our top indoor pest, a species that keeps managing to adapt to our attempts to eradicate them.

This exposes a gland on his back, from which he secretes a "nuptial gift" — a sweet chemical slurry that the female consumes. »