Facebook, Twitter, YouTube takes down post of President Donald Trump over violation of misinformation rules

Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. “This… Read More Facebook, Twitter, YouTube takes down post of President Donald Trump over violation of misinformation rules

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam postpones legislature election

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a September 6 election to the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature by a year because of a rise in coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition which had hoped to make huge gains. The United States quickly condemned the move, saying it was the latest example of… Read More Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam postpones legislature election

Namibia to shut schools, limit public gatherings following surge in coronavirus cases

Namibian schools will be suspended for the second time in four months next week, while limits on public gatherings will be tightened further to 100 from 250 amid surging cases, President Hage Geingob said. In a televised speech on Friday, Geingob said the decision to suspend schools from August 4 for 28 days came after… Read More Namibia to shut schools, limit public gatherings following surge in coronavirus cases

Former U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain dies following coronavirus diagnosis

Herman Cain, a television host and former Republican presidential candidate, has died after contracting COVID-19, according to a statement on his website and Facebook page. Cain, 74, was diagnosed with the disease in late June and later hospitalized after attending a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally for President Donald Trump, where many attendees crowded close together without… Read More Former U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain dies following coronavirus diagnosis

Twitter limits account of Donald Trump Jr. for violating misinformation rules

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had restricted Donald Trump Jr.’s ability to tweet from his account for 12 hours, after one of his posts violated the social media site’s misinformation policy on COVID-19. The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump had posted a now-deleted tweet on Monday, with a video of doctors talking… Read More Twitter limits account of Donald Trump Jr. for violating misinformation rules

U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien tests positive for coronavirus

U.S. national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has become the highest ranking official in President Donald Trump’s inner circle to test positive for the coronavirus. Announcing the infection on Monday, the White House said in a statement there was no risk of exposure to Trump or Vice President Mike Pence. The announcement caught some White House… Read More U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus following infection

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after weeks quarantined in his residence due to an infection. In a photo posted to social media, Bolsonaro appeared with a box of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug he credited for his recovery despite a lack of scientific evidence about… Read More Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus following infection