U.S. President Donald Trump threatens regulation of social media companies following tweet fact-check

Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an unfiltered version… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump threatens regulation of social media companies following tweet fact-check

France bans use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients

The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organization said on Monday it was pausing a… Read More France bans use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients

Brazilian police raid residences of Rio de Janeiro’s governor following COVID-19 corruption probe

Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro’s right-wing Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation. Federal prosecutors alleged Witzel, a former-ally-turned-foe of Bolsonaro, and his wife Helena led a sprawling criminal operation in… Read More Brazilian police raid residences of Rio de Janeiro’s governor following COVID-19 corruption probe

Employees fire white woman for falsely calling cops on black man in New York

Denouncing “racism of any kind,” a global investment firm has fired a white woman after a viral video showed her calling police to say she felt threatened by an African-American man who asked her politely to leash her dog in New York’s Central Park. The video drew outrage on social media where it was viewed… Read More Employees fire white woman for falsely calling cops on black man in New York

Four Minneapolis police officers fired following death of unarmed black man

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen on a bystander’s video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer kneels on his neck for several minutes. Mayor Jacob Frey announced the officers’ dismissal on Twitter,… Read More Four Minneapolis police officers fired following death of unarmed black man