EXCLUSIVE: Twitter exec says it’s moving quickly on moderation, with an increase in harmful content

Dec. 2 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s new head of trust and safety told Reuters that Elon Musk’s Twitter leans heavily toward automation to moderate content, get rid of some manual reviews, and prefers restrictions on distribution rather than removing specific speech immediately. Ella Irwin, Vice President of Trust and Safety Product Management at Twitter, stated … Read more

World Cup soccer fans see double standards in banning stadium policy

Fan rep says inconsistency is a real problem Security emphasizes support for Iran’s protests Allow slogans showing support for the Palestinians DOHA – December 2 (Reuters) – When is it unacceptable to place a political banner at the Qatar World Cup in the Qatar World Cup? The answer appears to depend largely on the political … Read more

Chinese cities are easing COVID restrictions as the virus continues to spread

BEIJING (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are relaxing testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest. However, the uneven easing of COVID restrictions is fueling fear among some residents who suddenly feel more vulnerable to a disease that … Read more

The US Embassy is the latest target in a series of mined letters in Spain

The first explosive device was sent to the Prime Minister’s Office on November 24 Five similar booby-trapped messages were received on Wednesday and Thursday An official of the Ukrainian Embassy was slightly wounded in the explosion of one explosive device Another device was found at the US Embassy in Madrid It also targeted the Ministry … Read more

Coronavirus protests escalated in Guangzhou as China’s lockdown anger boiled over

Riot police in hazmat suits crash into protesters The number of protests is estimated at 27-43 in 22 cities across China The largest wave of civil disobedience since 1989’s Tiananmen Covid lockdowns and protests hit China’s economy SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – People in Guangzhou, China’s manufacturing hub, clashed with white riot police wearing hazmat protective gear … Read more

The caregiver’s lament: How to deal with the costs of care

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (Reuters) – You probably know PJ Byrne from movies, most likely as one of the fast-living psychics alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. But Byrne’s most important role these days is closer to home: that of son and caregiver. His 79-year-old father has been suffering from dementia for … Read more

The global oil market points to short-term weakness ahead of the EU embargo on Russian oil

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The global oil market is signaling a possible turnaround, as traders and analysts worry about lower demand for crude and an oversupply market in the coming months. After months of strength, crude oil futures are tipping to lows not seen all year as top oil consumer China enters additional COVID-19 lockdowns … Read more

Canada to enhance defense and cyber security in Indo-Pacific policy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov. 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, outlining C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in spending to bolster military and cyber security in the region and pledging to engage with China. troubled.” While working with her on climate change and trade issues. The plan, detailed in a 26-page document, said Canada … Read more

Reality destroys some of the Qataris’ dreams of renting out the World Cup

The agency says the Qatari hotel group has requested new payments Some prices have been lowered, but many properties are empty The broker says some landlords have sought unrealistic rents DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar has found itself with an unexpected glut of rooms in the packed World Cup group stage, with online portals listing rooms … Read more

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people with the onset of winter

“Invincible centers” to provide heating, water and the Internet Widespread power outages due to Russia targeting the electricity grid The Group of Seven will soon announce the ceiling for Russian oil prices – an American official Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine has promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to conserve energy as … Read more