The Daily Populous

Sunday May 14th, 2023 morning edition

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets with CEO of Twitter Elon Musk (R) at the ... [+] Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey on November 8, 2017.

Twitter announced late Friday that it’s blocking some content in Turkey ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in the country.

The social media company did not explain which tweets would be blocked, nor who made the request, but current president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has previously blocked Twitter across all of Turkey.

“In response to legal process and to ensure Twitter remains available to the people of Turkey, we have taken action to restrict access to some content in Turkey today,” Twitter’s Global Government Affairs account announced on Friday.

If neither candidate wins more than 50% of the vote, a run off election will take place on May 28, according to NPR.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk defended the censorship on Saturday in a tweet to commentator Matt Yglesias, who joked that there would eventually be “Twitter Files” reporting about the incident.

Twitter responded to questions about the censorship of content in Turkey with a poop emoji, an automated response set up by Musk back in March. »

Trump Confessed to Crimes During CNN Town Hall: Harvard Law Professor

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Donald Trump dug himself a deeper hole during the CNN town hall as it pertains to Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation into his alleged mishandling of documents, according to Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe.

"Trump's CNN performance was one long series of confessions, strongly accelerating Special Counsel Smith's timeline toward multiple indictments," Tribe tweeted Friday.

Ardent supporters of the former president, including politicians like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, said Trump "destroyed" CNN. »

Elden Ring: FromSoftware Confirms Long-Term Support

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Elden Ring proved to be a critical success for FromSoftware, winning the Game of the Year award and selling over 20 million copies.

However, this is just the beginning for the IP, as new financial results reveal long-term plans for Elden Ring.

With games like Armored Core 6 coming up and long-term support for Elden Ring, it may be a while before the release of the DLC. »

Watch: Minnesota man invents beer-powered motorcycle

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May 11 (UPI) -- A Minnesota inventor who gained a following for his unusual vehicles unveiled his latest creation: a beer-powered motorcycle.

Michaelson's son, Buddy, said the motorcycle could be adapted to run on almost any beverage.

The father and son said the motorcycle will eventually be retired and have a permanent home in Michaelson's at-home invention museum. »

Belarusian media: Lukashenko taken to hospital amid speculations of poor health

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Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko checked into a hospital near Minsk, according to Belarusian publication Euroradio and watchdog Belarusian Hajun.

Lukashenko was publicly seen in Moscow celebrating Victory Day with Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States countries, where his apparent physical weakness drew attention.

Later the same day, Lukashenko attended the Victory Day ceremony in Minsk. »