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Facebook halts small Iranian group concentrating on U.S. buyers on social community

CLOSE Here are 4 questions and answers you always wanted to know about social media, but were too embarrassed to ask. USA TODAYFacebook has taken down three networks, each of which used "coordinated inauthentic behavior" to exploit other users and spread misinformation across Facebook and Instagram.One of the networks, based in Iran, used six Facebook…

Spotify is the new heavyweight champ of podcasts

Alongside its Q4 2019 and full-year earnings report this morning, the company announced that it is acquiring the Ringer, a popular sports and culture media company. The Ringer is still relatively new, having only started in 2016. However, its creator, former ESPN writer and commentator Bill Simmons, is well-known to sports fans. While at ESPN,…

U.S. and China clash at WHO over Taiwan participation

Overview of the executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak at the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseGENEVA (Reuters) - The United States urged the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday to “engage directly with Taiwan public health authorities” in the…

Coronavirus Discovered In China Prisons, As Conditions Spike In South Korea – NPR

Local residents protest the plans to quarantine evacuees from coronavirus-hit China at a local hospital, in the settlement of Novi Sanzhary, Ukraine, on Thursday. Maksym Mykhailyk/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Maksym Mykhailyk/AFP via Getty Images Local residents protest the plans to quarantine evacuees from coronavirus-hit China at a local hospital, in the…

Factbox: Newest on coronavirus spreading in China and over and above

(Reuters) - Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak: -The death toll in China rose by 97 to 1,113 by the end of Tuesday, according to the National Health Commission. There were 2,015 new confirmed cases, the lowest since Jan. 30 when there were 1,982 cases. -The total number of cases on the…

Trump says a U.S. peace deal with the Taliban is likely

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he thinks there is a good chance the United States will reach a peace deal with the…

World air traffic could fall this yr for the very first time in a ten years – CNN

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The global airline industry is facing huge financial losses and its first decline in more than a decade because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The International Air Transport Authority (IATA) warned on Thursday that the virus' impact on demand could cost airlines more than $29 billion, with Asian carriers bearing the brunt…

Patrick Mahomes qualified prospects Chiefs to late comeback acquire around 49ers in Tremendous Bowl LIV | CBS Sporting activities HQ – CBS Sporting activities

Published on Feb 2, 2020A chilly, breezy night in South Florida ended with a spark as the Kansas City Chiefs came back from 10 points down late in the fourth quarter to win Super Bowl LIV 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers. After seeing his offense somewhat limited for three quarters, Chiefs star quarterback Patrick…

Uber is back in Colombia 3 months soon after it was banned

A spokesperson told Reuters that Uber will technically act as a "point of contact" between the two parties in Colombia. "Our new model will allow users to rent a vehicle with a driver, under an agreement between both parties. The application will be the point of contact which connects the two parties together to form…

A College Designed From Scratch In five Months Needs To Be A Worldwide Leader

SRM University Andhra Pradesh in southeast India, looms over green fields roamed by herds of goats. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption toggle caption Lauren Migaki/NPR SRM University Andhra Pradesh in southeast India, looms over green fields roamed by herds of goats. Lauren Migaki/NPR In southeast India, rising out of green fields roamed by herds of goats,…

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