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Mark Zuckerberg said banning Steve Bannon from the platform for advocating for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI director Christopher Wray is 'not what our policies would suggest'

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once again said Steve Bannon's account won't be suspended after the former Trump advisor called for federal officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, to be beheaded. In a virtual Senate hearing Tuesday, Zuckerberg said the call is because doing so is "not what our policies would suggest that ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Social Media, Conservative, Joe Biden, Fbi, Capitol Hill, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Sheep farmers need EU trade deal, says Conservative MP

Stephen Crabb said agriculture will not be satisfied with a no-deal Brexit.
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Sheep farmers needs EU trade deal, says Conservative MP

Stephen Crabb said agriculture will not be satisfied with a no-deal Brexit.
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The CEO of Newsmax says the channel will never become 'Trump TV' — but he's open to giving the president a weekly show

Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, said Sunday that the conservative channel would never become an outlet for President Donald Trump. But Newsmax would be open to giving Trump his own weekly show once he left the White House, Ruddy said. His comments followed a Wall Street Journal report that Trump allies were interested in acquiring and investing in Newsmax, trying to make it a competitor to Fox News. "Newsma...
Tags: Business, Politics, Television, Media, Republicans, White House, Trends, Conservative, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images, Fox, President, Fox News, Nielsen, Biden


Boris Johnson is in self-isolation after a British Member of Parliament he spent 35 minutes with tested positive for COVID-19

Getty UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under self-isolation after a member of the parliament who met last week announced he tested positive for the coronavirus. On Sunday, Conservative MP Lee Anderson posted that both he and his wife tested positive. Anderson and Johnson had both attended a meeting on Thursday. A Downing Street spokesperson said Johnson "does not have any symptoms of Covid-19" but was self-isolating in accordance with the UK's coronavirus rules. Visit Business Insider's...
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A senior TikTok executive admitted the company used to censor content critical of China, 'specifically with regard to the Uighur situation'

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of Xinjiang Uighurs' human rights. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TikTok used to censor content that was critical of China, a senior executive admitted Wednesday. TikTok's UK director of public policy, Elizabeth Kanter, made the censorship admission while appearing before a UK parliamentary committee on forced Uighur labor on Wednesday.  When asked whether the video-sharing app censors content critical of the Chinese government, Elizabeth Kanter said it us...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Tibet, China, Singapore, Censorship, US, Trends, Conservative, Xinjiang, Trump, Nusrat Ghani, Tiananmen Square, Ghani, Kanter, Tech Insider


Finding my faith in Trump’s America

From the heady days of Obama’s inauguration to the everyday fears of living while black, Jakki Kerubo had a front-row seat to one of the most turbulent periods in US history The post Finding my faith in Trump’s America appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: New York, Obama, Africa, US, Barack Obama, Conservative, Racism, Prejudice, Republican Party, Trumpism, Openaccess, Grand Army Plaza, Trump 's America, Legalised Abortion, Roe vs Wade case, Jakki Kerubo


There's no alternative to lockdown, Boris Johnson tells MPs

PM says failing to act risks ‘medical and moral disaster’ of overwhelmed NHSCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has sought to persuade mutinous Conservative backbenchers to support his plan for a new coronavirus lockdown across England, saying that failing to act now would risk the “medical and moral disaster” of an overwhelmed NHS.Addressing the Commons about his plans for a four-week shutdown starting on Thursday, the prime minister also rejected the idea ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservative, UK News, NHS, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Coronavirus


The lockdown rebels preparing to defy No 10 on Covid restrictions

From former Tory ministers to Nigel Farage’s Reform UK, the key figures standing against a second lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs England braces for a second national lockdown, Downing Street once more faces a rebellion over tougher restrictions. Ahead of a Commons vote on Wednesday, several Conservative MPs are weighing up their options. Here are some key figures who may line up against the government and the broad camps they sit in, alongside Nigel Farage...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Conservative, Conservatives, UK News, Nigel Farage, Iain Duncan Smith, Downing Street, Esther McVey, Coronavirus


Facebook Skirted Its Own Misinformation Policies to Avoid Penalizing Conservatives, Trump Family

In trying to avoid accusations of anti-conservative bias, Facebook has reportedly been bending the rules for high-profile Republicans. Sources told the Washington Post that Facebook has held off on punishing President Donald Trump’s family members and other conservative groups and personalities who repeatedly violate…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Washington Post, Conservative, Facebook Ads, Facebook Groups, Donald Trump, Misinformation, President Trump, Misinformation Online, Blegh


Coronavirus: 14-day quarantine for Covid contacts could be reduced

It comes as a senior Conservative MP criticises leaders of NHS Test and Trace, urging 'decisive' change.
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Coronavirus: 14-day quarantine for Covid contacts could be reduced

It comes as a senior Conservative MP criticises leaders of NHS Test and Trace, urging 'decisive' change.
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Boris Johnson's Conservatives are abandoning Trump in anticipation of a Biden victory

Business Insider Getty With less than two weeks until the election, one of Trump's closest allies is preparing for him to be booted out of office.Boris Johnson has enjoyed a strong working relationship with President Trump since becoming the UK's prime minister last year.The pair have repeatedly lavished praise on one another, with Trump endorsing Johnson in the UK's 2019 general election, describing him as a "fantastic man" and "the exact right guy for the times." Trump was also...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Washington, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Eu, Reagan, Conservative, European Union


Coronavirus live news: South Yorkshire goes into tier 3 restrictions, Victoria cluster worsens in Australia

Tory MP Ben Bradley agrees with tweet saying free school meals money goes to ‘crack den and brothel’; EU fights second wave. Follow updates 7.31am BST The Conservative MP Ben Bradley has been accused of “stigmatisation of working-class families” over a tweet that labelled the free school meals programme as “20 cash direct to a crack den and a brothel”.Bradley replied to the post, which was by another user. The MP wrote: “That’s what FSM vouchers in the summer effectively did ...”A Conservati...
Tags: England, Science, Australia, Eu, Conservative, World news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Bradley, Ben Bradley, Coronavirus, Liverpool City Region Greater Manchester


Liberal and conservative brains react to charged words differently

A new study shows brain activity differs between liberals and conservatives when they watch political videos. Brain activity differed between partisans when words tied to emotions, morality, or threats were used. The findings could help us understand how partisans process information, perhaps leading to new ways to bridge the divide. People are somewhat politically polarized these days. While the United States' polarization gets most of the press, increasing polarization is also causing problem...
Tags: Politics, US, Conservative, Brain, United States, Language, Innovation, Emotions, UC Berkeley, Liberals, National Academy of Sciences, Leong, Brain Scans, United Kingdom Turkey Poland Brazil India, Yuan Chang Leong


A report by conservative election strategists suggests swing voters have turned against Trump because of his coronavirus response

, A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump waits in line to attend his campaign event at Erie International Airport in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 20, 2020 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted swing voters in battleground states to reconsider their support for him, a report by Conservative strategists CT group has suggested. The CT group, who have masterminded multiple successful election campaigns and polling for UK Prime Minis...
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UK coronavirus live: Nicola Sturgeon to announce five-tier lockdown plan as Scotland passes 50,000 cases

Scotland also records highest daily deaths since May; MPs debate Labour plan for economic support for areas under Covid restrictionsStarmer accuses Johnson of ‘bargaining with people’s lives’Bolton council breaks ranks over Greater Manchester support packageSouth Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictionsSadiq Khan accuses Boris Johnson of ‘blatant lie’ over TfLGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.58pm BST Government talks with Tees Valley and Tyneside over introducing tier 3 coro...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, Conservative, European Union, UK News, Labour, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham


The UK is hopeful of rolling out a coronavirus vaccine 'soon after Christmas'

Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images The UK government is hoping to roll out a coronavirus vaccine at the end of this year. England's deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam reportedly told MPs that the vaccine being developed at Oxford University could be ready by the Christmas period. This would allow vaccination of the elderly, the vulnerable, and key workers to begin in the New Year. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week said there were "some very hopeful...
Tags: UK, England, Science, News, Trends, Conservative, National Health Service, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Vaccine, Parliament, Oxford University, Johnson, The Times of London, Steve Baker, Times of London


Coronavirus live news: world sees record 400,000 new cases in a single day; Australian state of Victoria set to ease restrictions

Case numbers grow in Europe as, Belgium and Austria’s foreign ministers test positive, and Angela Merkel asks Germans to stay home. In Australia, Daniel Andrews is expected to announce some easing of restrictions in VictoriaWales circuit breaker ‘to begin on 23 October’ Police disperse drinkers protesting against tier 2 rules in LondonGreater Manchester standoff ‘could lead to overwhelmed hospitals’Covid cases and deaths: coronavirus UK mapCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus cove...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Australia, Angela Merkel, Conservative, UK News, World news, Australia news, Austria, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Liverpool, Manchester


Liberal political messages dominate on Instagram — a stark contrast to Facebook, where conservative political messaging rules

A photo Donald Trump shared on Facebook of a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg on September 19, 2019. Donald Trump/Facebook Facebook posts from conservative news outlets receive the most interactions on the world's largest social media platform, according to metrics from Facebook-owned CrowdTangle. But Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook, is a the exact opposite: The photo- and video-sharing app is dominated by liberal messages, including posts related to the Black Lives Matter movement ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Elections, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Conservative, Fox News, Liberal, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Pew Research Center, Instagram Instagram, John Hegeman


Iain Duncan Smith calls for review of Chinese investment in UK

Former Conservative leader says government should assess China’s influence in areas from 5G to Covid-19 researchChinese ownership of British businesses should be subject to a national security review by the UK government to assess the impact of Beijing’s growing economic power, according to the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith.The senior backbencher – a leading figure in the rebellion that forced Downing Street to introduce tougher controls on Huawei – believes ministers have failed ...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Science, China, Conservative, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Telecommunications industry, Iain Duncan Smith, Downing Street, Huawei


A large majority of British people disagree with Boris Johnson that leaving the EU without a trade deal would be a 'good outcome'

Getty Nearly two-thirds of Brits believe leaving the Brexit transition period without a trade deal with the EU would be a "bad" outcome for the UK, a new poll has found. The survey shared exclusively with Business Insider, found strong opposition to a no-deal outcome in every part of the UK. The highest level of opposition was in Scotland, where polls suggest growing support for independence. Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently described no deal as a "good outcome" and last weekend said...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Scotland, Trends, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Bbc, Britain, Labour, Michael Gove, Andrew Marr, WTO, Boris Johnson


Facebook removes disinformation networks linked to political actors in US, Myanmar, Azerbaijan

Facebook removed four networks of coordinated inauthentic behaviour, which were linked to politically affiliated actors in the US, Myanmar, Nigeria, and Azerbaijan, in the first eight days of October. Two of these networks primarily relied on posts by real people instead of automated bots to commenting on posts by media organisations and public figures to create the impression of widespread support of their narratives. In Myanmar, at least 70 accounts with links to the military were removed. In ...
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Empirical SCOTUS: A comprehensive look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, now a Supreme Court nominee, has followed a well-worn path of nominees before her. President Donald Trump nominated her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit on Nov. 2, 2017. He then nominated her to the Supreme Court, just under three years later, on Sept. 26, 2020. Chief Justice John Roberts, nominated by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, similarly served less than three years as an appeals court judg...
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Boris Johnson's Brexit plans put Britain on a 'slippery slope' towards dictatorship, warns former Supreme Court president

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain October 7, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley REUTERS/John Sibley Boris Johnson's Brexit plan risks pushing the UK down a 'very slippery slope' towards 'dictatorship' or 'tyranny' according to the former president of the UK's Supreme Court. Lord Neuberger criticised the government's Internal Market Bill, which ministers admit could breach international law. 'Once you deprive people of the right to go to court to ch...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Supreme Court, Trends, Eu, Conservative, Britain, House Of Commons, Guardian, Boris Johnson, Bill, Downing Street, Dominic Grieve, Brexit, Michael Howard


Coronavirus live news: court strikes down partial lockdown order for Madrid; Brazil cases pass 5m

Madrid court strikes down partial lockdown order in city; Trump returns to Oval Office against CDC’s isolation guidelines; France sees record cases riseGlobal cases pass 36m as Brazil tops 5m infectedTrump calls Covid diagnosis ‘blessing from God’ White House coronavirus cluster: who has tested positive?Europe must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHOUK coronavirus – live updates 11.24am BST A Madrid court has struck down an order that imposed a partial lockdown in the capita...
Tags: England, Science, Cdc, France, White House, Conservative, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Boris Johnson, Madrid, Trump


Boris Johnson says rumours about him having long-term coronavirus health problems are 'seditious propaganda'

PA Video/PA Images via Getty Images Boris Johnson says reports that he has lingering health problems after his bout of coronavirus are "self-evidence drivel" spread by people who want him to fail. The prime minister on Tuesday morning denied suggestions that he has not fully recovered since being taken to intensive care with the virus earlier this year. He said it is "the kind of seditious propaganda you'd expect from people who don't want this government to succeed, who wanted to stop us...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, News, International, Trends, Conservative, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Brexit, Stalin, St Thomas Hospital, Adam Payne, Coronavirus


Trumpworld delighted in cruelty. Now that Trump has COVID, it demands empathy.

President Donald Trump mocks choking while describing Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's debate performance during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Trump supporters love how he "owns the libs," including when he mocked Hillary Clinton's bout with pneumonia on the 2016 campaign trail. Now that Trump has COVID, Trumpists are shocked (shocked!) that some of his critics are being "mean" to him.  Even ...
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Leaked files contain more evidence of Kremlin links to one of the biggest donors to Boris Johnson's Conservative party

Stefan Rousseau-Pool/Getty Images The husband of a major donor to Boris Johnson's Conservative party has allegedly been secretly funded by a Russian oligarch with close links to Vladimir Putin, according to leaked files. Lubov Chernukhin, the party's biggest female donor, has paid to spend time with each of the last three prime ministers, having played a tennis match with Boris Johnson. Leaked financial documents shared with the BBC and other news organisations show that her husband Vladi...
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Leaked files contain more evidence of Kremlin links to one of the biggest donors to Boris Johnson's Conservative party

The husband of a major donor to Boris Johnson's Conservatives has allegedly been secretly funded by a Russian oligarch with links to Vladimir Putin.
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