The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 19th, 2023 day edition

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Twitter sparked backlash this week after some users noticed it had quietly removed language in its hateful conduct policy that explicitly protected transgender people from online harassment.

The social media platform had prohibited the targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender people since 2018.

Some online noticed this month that the sentence had been plucked from Twitter’s section on slurs and tropes, while all other descriptions of policy violations remained intact.

Archives captured by the Wayback Machine showed the previous version still existed April 7, the day Twitter announced it had updated its abuse and harassment policy to redefine “targeted harassment.”

Regardless, she said, removing explicit language against targeting transgender users strips away the deterrent effect of having the policy in writing, even if the rules were to remain in place.

Twitter also updated its list of consequences for users who break the rules.

Twitter announced Monday it will begin labeling such tweets with a content warning: “Visibility limited: this Tweet may violate Twitter’s rules against Hateful Conduct.”. »

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: US warns Russia not to touch American nuclear technology at Ukrainian nuclear plant

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The US has sensitive nuclear technology at a nuclear power plant inside Ukraine and is warning Russia not to touch it, according to a letter the US Department of Energy sent to Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom last month.

The plant has frequently been disconnected from Ukraine’s power grid due to intense Russian shelling in the area, raising fears across Europe of a nuclear accident.

Satellite images show changes Russia are making to occupied nuclear plant 03:36 - Source: CNN. »

G7 backs Taiwan after Emmanuel Macron’s comments sparked backlash

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FBI arrests guardsman who applied for job on

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Josiah Garcia, a Tennessee air national guardsman, was arrested after federal agents said he responded to an online ad through the parody website.

In one follow-up he added a section on “Why I want this Job”, according to the affidavit.

He said he just received a job offer at a Nashville medical center that he intended to take instead. »