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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
Facebook denies weak performance on hateful content
Facebook has denied allegations that its algorithms only remove a small number of posts containing hate speech.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Bereaved relatives of Covid victims slam Boris Johnson after UK Prime Minister pictured painting on vacation
Relatives of Covid-19 victims have hit out at "deeply upsetting" images of Boris Johnson seen painting while on vacation -- just one day after his government was slated for its handling of the pandemic.
Bild roasts YouTube for stifling free speech in Germany after court rules it was wrong to delete Covid-19 interviews
YouTube censorship of Covid-19 debate is a “dangerous encroachment” on the freedom of speech, an editor at leading German tabloid Bild has said, after the platform deleted two videos of an online debate on the pandemic.
UK cyber head says Russia responsible for 'devastating' ransomware attacks
Cyber attacks which see hackers get inside computer networks and lock the owners out until they pay a ransom present "the most immediate danger" to UK businesses in cyberspace, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has wa...
Google, YouTube crack down on ads promoting climate change denial
Google is cracking down on digital ads promoting climate change denial or being used to make money from such content. The policy also applies to YouTube.
Analysis: Zuckerberg tries to hit hard at the whistleblower, but nothing lands
Hours after Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress about how the social network poses a danger to children and democracy, Mark Zuckerberg took to the platform he built and posted a 1,300-word screed trying to und...
YouTube blocks all vaccine-questioning content
YouTube will block all vaccine-questioning content, moving beyond COVID-19 to include content that alleges vaccines cause chronic health effects or contains misinformation on the substances in vaccines.
Apple CEO Tim Cook hunts for leakers just like in a Mafia
Cook emphasized that leakers constitute a 'small number of people' who 'do not belong' at Apple
Details Of Millions Who Visited Thailand In Last 10 Years Leaked Online
The Southeast Asian nation is a popular tourist destination, drawing nearly 40 million visitors in 2019 before the pandemic shuttered borders and seized up global travel.
"Deliberate Mischaracterizations": Facebook On Wall Street Journal Allegations
The Wall Street Journal said that although Facebook researchers have identified "the platform's ill effects," the company failed to fix them.
Facebook slams Wall Street Journal reports as ‘deliberate mischaracterisations’
The company’s vice-president of global affairs said the paper had not presented the whole picture on the ‘difficult issues’
Nicki Minaj says she's in 'Twitter jail,' will never use platform again
Rapper Nicki Minaj says she is in "Twitter jail" following controversial tweets, and vows to never use the platform again
Facebook says its rules apply to all. Company documents reveal a secret elite that’s exempt.
In private, the company has built a system that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules
Vaccine lucky draw winner claims brand new Tesla
A lucky winner in Hong Kong can drive away a brand new Tesla as the grand prize in a vaccine lottery rolled out by Goodman aimed at boosting the city’s coronavirus vaccination rates.
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