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US election: Facebook wants to ban political ads

Facebook plans to ban political advertising for the week before the US election. This is one of Facebook’s most far reaching response to against disinformation yet as CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned of a “risk of civil unrest” after the vote.

Facebook also promised to fact premature claims of victory or early leads, adding that in the occasion that a candidate tries to declare himself the winner before final votes are tallied “we’ll add a label to their posts directing people to the official results.”

Facebook promised to “add an informational label” to any content seeking to delegitimize the results or claim that “lawful voting methods” will lead to fraud.

“I’m concerned about the challenges people could face when voting. I’m also worried that with our nation so divided and election results potentially taking days or even weeks to be finalized, there could be an increased risk of civil unrest across the country,” Zuckerberg said in a post.

Democrats have long warned that President Donald Trump and his supporters may try to sow chaos with false claims on November 3, when the vote will take place amid unprecedented health and economic crises, social unrest and protests for racial justice.

Covid-19: Family Curses Trump, Others Over Man’s Death

A family in the United States of America has blamed the country’s President, Donald Trump and Greg Abbott, governor of Taxas for the lost of a member to Covid-19 complications.

The family who lives in Texas, in an obituary published said the death of their dear one, David Negy, 79 was needless as he “did everything he was supposed to do” and added that the blame is on the selfish people who failed to observe Covid-19 safety and Guidelines.

The obituary also read that also to be blamed are the many ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical practitioners, believing their ‘right’ not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people.

It further shamed all those faulting the Covid-19 guidelines and say may karma find them all.

The wife of the deceased, David Stacey, was reported to have said only if she had been allowed to stay close by her husband, there was no way he could die.

She added that it got her so angry that people are aren’t taking this virus seriously and that the people who are dying are the older people especially — a lot of younger people are dying too — but it’s almost like they’re saying, ‘Who cares about the older people?’

The wife further said that she has been with her husband for 20 years and all of a sudden he’s gone. She added that people should know how this makes others feel and that was the reason why she published the obituary and partially help kept her husband alive for her.

David Negy died on July 22, 2020 at the old age of 79.

So far, more than four million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the US, out of which over 150,000 deaths have been recorded.

Trump Fears Tiktok Might Be Tool For Chinese Intelligence, Moves To Ban App Soon

Donald Trump, President of United States has raised fear over the fast-growing social media app TikTok that it could be a tool for Chinese intelligence and might be considering barring the app in United States.

Trump speaking said while being questioned that as far as TikTok is concerned, the government is banning it from the United States.

He added that he would take action as soon as Saturday using emergency economic power or an executive order.

Trump’s move comes following a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) in the United States, which investigates deals affecting US national security.

US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the wildly popular video platform being used by Beijing for nefarious purposes, but the company has denied any links to the Chinese government.

However, TikTok declined to comment on the reports of the forced sales, saying only: “We are confident in the long-term success of TikTok.

‘Trump Yet To Fulfill Ventilators Promise’ Lai Muhammed

Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said Federal Government is yet to receive the ventilators promised by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Lai Muhammed made this know during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 briefing.

He said the ventilators promised by President Trump are yet to be received and there is no date in particular that the country will get the delivery.

However, he said the public will be notified when the ventilators are received.

The U.S. President on April 28, promised to send some ventilators to the country during his telephone conversation with President Muhammad Buhari.

Obama Rebukes Trump’s Government In Graduation Speech

Former United States (U.S.) President Barack Obama has again attacked officials handling the coronavirus pandemic in a rare public rebuke of the President Donald Trump administration.

“More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” the former Democratic president said in an address to college graduates at the weekend.

He did not name his successor or specific U.S. officials in the address, which appeared to be pre-recorded.

“A lot them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” Obama said during the speech, which capped a two-hour event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) broadcast on social media.

In a second address to the high school Class of 2020, Obama told graduating students that the pandemic means they would have to grow up faster than some other generations, and urged them to “do what you think is right”.

“Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy. That’s how little kids think.

“Unfortunately, a lot of so-called grownups, including some with fancy titles and important jobs, still think that way, which is why things are so screwed up,” Obama added, in what appeared to be a dig at Trump and administration officials.