The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 30th, 2023 night edition

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France's Digital Minister Jean-Noël Barrot waded into a growing tussle between the European Union and Elon Musk's Twitter on Monday, as he threatened the social media platform's access to the bloc.

In comments made on radio network France Info, the minister said that the U.S. company would be banned from the EU if it refused to follow the incoming European Digital Services Act, which goes into effect throughout the EU at the end of August.

"Disinformation is one of the gravest threats weighing on our democracies," said Barrot.

"Twitter, if it repeatedly doesn't follow our rules, will be banned from the EU," the French minister added.

Last week, POLITICO reported that the social media platform was withdrawing from the EU's voluntary disinformation code of practice.

The regulation foresees fines worth up to 6 percent of a company's annual revenue for rule-breakers.

Internal Markets Commissioner Thierry Breton tweeted "You can run but you can’t hide" in response to Twitter's decision to withdraw from the code. »

These Queer Kids Aren't Going to Let Ron DeSantis Ruin Their College

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This alternative event was a way for students to take a stand against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his plan to make New College the latest target of his public education culture war.

“It's as simple as I didn't wanna shake hands with someone who is trying to destroy our school,” they said.

“It's been really, really difficult because like, even if I do leave New College, my grandparents are here. »

Russia issues arrest warrant for Lindsey Graham over Ukraine comments

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a Senate Appropriations hearing on the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Interior Ministry on Monday issued an arrest warrant for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham following his comments related to the fighting in Ukraine.

Graham is among more than 200 U.S. members of Congress whom Moscow banned last year from entering Russia. »

Groundbreaking Israeli cancer treatment has 90% success rate

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Hadassah-University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem has announced an “unprecedented achievement” in the treatment of multiple myeloma cancer – the second-most common hematological disease.

The treatment is based on genetic engineering technology, which is an effective and groundbreaking solution for patients whose life expectancy was only two years until a few years ago.

They have used a genetic engineering technology called CAR-T, or Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy, which boosts the patient’s own immune system to destroy the cancer. »

Erdogan’s Russian Victory: Turkey Is Shifting From Illiberal Democracy to Putin-Style Autocracy

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Turkey was not a pure autocracy, the theory went, but rather a democracy that had fallen into the hands of an authoritarian leader and was trying to make a comeback.

The outcome of the May elections suggests that Turkey has now shifted closer to a Eurasian autocracy than an illiberal European democracy.

For Erdogan, the Russian leader has provided a model for how to eliminate domestic opposition and accrue near-absolute power. »