Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chair of the committee, used the reports to renew calls to pass legislation to regulate social media. “These reports demonstrate the extent to which the Russians exploited the fault lines of our society to divide Americans in an attempt to undermine and manipulate our democracy,” Warner said in a statement. “These attacks against our country were much more comprehensive, calculating and widespread than previously revealed. This should stand as a wake up call to us all that none of us are immune from this threat, and it is time to get serious in addressing this challenge.” … [Read more...] about Russia’s “Propaganda War” On US Social Media Is Ongoing, New Reports Say
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This study, however, was limited to animal testing in a laboratory setting (the study refers to primates in its abstract and methodology, there is no mention of human testing, pages 1 and 9 here ). The authors do suggest that their positive results in primate cell culture are promising (see page 9) and the use of chloroquine for the clinical management of SARS is presented as a possibility. They also mention that “infectivity of coronaviruses other than SARS-CoV are also affected by chloroquine, as exemplified by the human CoV-229E” (page 9), a possible source for the online claims. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Chloroquine/SARS study does not prove hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness against COVID-19
Short-form video is nothing new, but it has become impossible to ignore after the breakout success of TikTok over the past year. The app, which launched globally in 2018, has since captured the attention of 500 million users who have fallen in love with TikTok’s viral dances, gymnastic challenges, comedy routines, and all-out randomness delivered by a personalized algorithm. It’s become a cultural force for introducing new artists, and advertisers are increasingly eager to be there too. Other apps for short-form video, like Dubsmash, Byte, and Triller, have emerged with similar formats. Instagram’s parent company, Facebook, also tried to replicate TikTok two years ago with a stand-alone app called Lasso, though it never quite took off. … [Read more...] about Instagram Launches Reels, Its TikTok Clone, in the US
This summer, Esqueda obtained copies of the Joliet police videotapes surrounding Lurry's January in-custody death and copies of those videos were aired by CBS Channel 2 in Chicago. The video showed Joliet Police Sgt. Doug May holding Lurry's nose shut for almost two minutes. The Joliet police administration maintains that Lurry died as the result of a drug overdose. … [Read more...] about Sgt. Javier Esqueda: Joliet Police Target For Discipline?
…Attributes worsening security in Northern Nigeria to drug trafficking, abuse …End proliferation of small arms, light weapons, Sultan, CAN tell FG …Gov Sule vows to end killings in Nasarawa By Ndahi Marama, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Luminous Jannamike & David Odama President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday rose from a meeting with security chiefs in the country, with a resolve to effect a complete re-engineering of the nation’s security architecture to tackle the high level of insecurity in Nigeria. … [Read more...] about Buhari to completely rejig security system — NSA