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Government Comic Books Combat Election Disinformation | TOME

Another federal government program to fight foreign disinformation falls flat.

The post Government-Made Comic Books Try to Fight Election Disinformation appeared first on The Intercept.

Feds Target “Extremist” Gamers | TOME

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI are in dialog with Roblox, Discord, Reddit, and others.

The post The Feds Are Coming for “Extremist” Gamers appeared first on The Intercept.

EU proposes changes to payments sector to support fintech growth

LONDON: The EU has proposed making the payments sector more competitive, giving legal backing to a digital euro, and preserving the role of cash as fewer people use coins and notes, according to Reuters. The package of European Commission reforms seeks to further prise open a payments market long dominated by banks and US duo Visa and Mastercard, which are now being challenged by fintechs that offer rival services using data from customers’ bank accounts.

Expert calls for implementation of report’s blueprint to address discrimination in English cricket

LONDON: Those in charge of cricket in England must implement guidelines laid out in a damning report into discrimination in the sport released this week if they are to properly tackle a lack of diversity, a leading sports lawyer has said. The England and Wales Cricket Board apologized “unreservedly” on Tuesday after the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket released its evidence of racism, misogyny, and elitism being entrenched in the sport.

Turkey to increase central bank’s foreign reserves to counter lira depreciation

RIYADH: Turkiye is intensifying efforts to boost foreign reserves in its central bank, the country’s finance minister has revealed. Writing on Twitter, Mehmet Simsek said the bank’s net international reserves rose to a record $8.5 billion last week. “The return to rational policies will continue gradually,” the minister wrote, adding: “We are accelerating our efforts to obtain additional foreign resources to our country in order to further strengthen the reserves.”

“World Bank Offers Repayment Pause to Nations in Crisis”

PARIS: The head of the World Bank said Thursday that the lender planned to introduce a “pause” mechanism for debtor countries in the event of them being hit by a crisis. Ajay Banga told a summit on financing the fight against climate change that the multilateral lender would adopt a new approach that “significantly expands the World Bank’s toolkit.” The most important measure would be offering “a pause on debt repayments so countries can focus on what matters when a crisis hits and stop worrying about the bill that is going come,” he added.

Macron finalizes $100bn climate finance accord with leaders in France

PARIS: Wealthy nations finalized an overdue climate finance pledge to developing countries worth $100 billion on Friday and created a fund for biodiversity and the protection of forests, France’s president said, according to Reuters. Emmanuel Macron was speaking at a final panel of a summit in Paris where some 40 leaders, including two dozen from Africa, China’s prime minister and Brazil’s president had gathered to give impetus to a new global finance agenda.

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