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Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that the tech giant had purged 65 Israeli accounts, 161 pages, dozens of groups and four …

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Trump announces plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods, blames slow pace of trade talks

President Donald Trump introduced Sunday that he is growing tariffs on thousands of billons of greenbacks in Chinese items and complained trade talks between the two international locations are now not progressing as quickly as he’d like. “For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of different goods,” Trump wrote in a two-part Twitter post. “These payments are in part accountable for …

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Facebook bans extremist leaders including Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos for being ‘dangerous’

Facebook introduced Thursday afternoon that it had particular some high-profile people, inclusive of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who’s notorious for the use of anti-Semitic language, and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as “dangerous” and stated it will be purging them from its platforms. Jones and his media outlet InfoWars had before been banned from Facebook (FB) in August 2018, however had maintained a presence on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. On Thursday, …

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