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Apple previously threatened to remove Facebook and Instagram from app store over Mideast maid abuse. If done it could solve one of the world’s problem.
Facebook's crackdown seems to have had a limited effect
Twitter’s Dorsey warns of surging inflation after his platform ‘mistakenly’ censors GOP lawmaker’s video about… inflation
Jack Dorsey may have to censor himself after the Twitter CEO tweeted that hyperinflation will soon grip the US and global economies. The observation, which does not align with the mainstream media narrative, drew pushback online.
NHS England Covid app outage shows problems of single centralised system
Analysis: app falling offline caused frustrated users to be turned away from flights and venues
Group that spread false Covid claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months
Revelations about World Doctors Alliance pages raise questions about platform’s efforts to control misinformation
Privacy concerns raised over UK schools using facial recognition
Nine schools in North Ayrshire in Scotland say using the technology is quicker and more hygienic for pupils paying for their lunches.
How working unpaid hours became part of the job
We're working more hours than ever, whether a late-night email or an early call. How did all these unpaid hours become part of the job?
YouTube removes video of David Davis criticizing vaccine passports, restores it after he accuses platform of censorship
YouTube has backtracked on removing a video, in which Conservative MP David Davis criticized Covid-19 restrictions and vaccination certificates. That's after Davis called it an “attack on free speech.”
Revealed: Facebook’s Secret Blacklist of “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations”
Experts say the public deserves to see the list, a clear embodiment of U.S. foreign policy priorities that could disproportionately censor marginalized groups.
Vaccine Mix-And-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Says Study
The US government-sponsored trial is the first major US study to compare the effects of using different vaccines as boosters from the initial shot or shots.
Indonesia's Bali Reopens To International Tourists, But With No Flights
Tourism-reliant Bali is scheduled to reopen on Thursday and though its Ngurah Rai international airport has carried out simulations preparing for tourists to return, it is not expecting much to happen soon.
Moderna Or Pfizer Booster Works Well For Those Vaccinated With J&J: Study
The study was conducted on 458 adults who had been vaccinated with one of three US-approved brands (Pfizer, Moderna or J&J) for at least 12 weeks.
"Decided Not To Get Vaccinated, Have Highest Immunization": Brazil's Bolsonaro
"I've decided not to get vaccinated. I'm looking at new studies, I already have the highest immunization, why would I get vaccinated?" the Brazilian President said
Connection to the Real World: Revelation is Revealed.
Amid the rise of uncertainty about the present and future of humanity triggered by the pandemic, COVID misinformation, including the lack of trust in the medical field and misunderstanding in the religious world, increases various concer...
Minsa plans to make the mandatory use of masks more flexible from December
The Health Minister said that the possible relaxation of the use of masks would be applied in open places and where there are few people.
Panama reports 129 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths in 24 hours
There are currently a total of 459,851 patients recovered from coronavirus in Panama.
All Fire Stations Restored Since 2017 Hurricanes- Rymer
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon. Kye Rymer said that all the fire stations damaged during the 2017 hurricanes have been restored.
60 Guests Enjoy BVI As Cruise Ships Return
A total of 60 guests disembarked from Seabourn Odyssey, the first cruise ship to dork at the C. B. Romney Tortola Pier Park today, October 13.
Mottley announces COVID safe zones for Barbados
It is either the COVID-19 vaccine or frequent PCR tests. Those are the options for people living and working in Barbados as Prime Minister Mia A. Mottley announced the creation of “safe zones” during a national address and COVID-19 updat...
Panamanian and US authorities will hold high-level security dialogue this Thursday
The high-level security dialogue seeks to monitor security and human rights programs.
Premier questions if blatant UK corruption is benchmark for VI’s good governance
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called out the blatant corruption in the United Kingdom’s management of its COVID-19 pandemic and asked whether that is the benchmark the Virgin Islands (V...
USVI Gov't renews no-bid $70K contract for AG's daughter
The government of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has renewed for another year a $70,000 no-bid contract for Kmisha Victoria Counts, the daughter of USVI Attorney General Denise George, to "represent the USVI as a tourism destination and to...
New 'BVIDigiCert' online platform simplifies VI vaccination certifications
The Virgin Islands on October 11, 2021, launched a new digital platform called 'BVIDigiCert' to facilitate vaccination certifications, with the aim of making proof of vaccination status easy and accessible.
Government won’t sacrifice people’s safety during cruise season
The government has said it will not sacrifice the safety of its people despite the reopening of the ports for the cruise ship season.
Suicides likely averted with COVID grant $$ to churches - Premier
Premier Andrew Fahie has suggested that his government’s COVID-19 assistance grants given to religious organisations last year likely prevented suicides in the BVI.
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