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Mexican president mounts campaign against social media bans

Mexican president mounts campaign against social media bans

World
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration is reaching out to other government to form a common front on the issue.“I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue,” López Obrador said. “Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a pretext to suspend freedom of expression.”“How can a company act as if it was all powerful, omnipotent, as a sort of Spanish Inquisition on what is expressed?” he asked.Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Mexico is star...
‘Believe in science’: EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign

‘Believe in science’: EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Technology
ROME -- Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health care crisis in a century.Weeks after the U.S., Canada and Britain began inoculations with the same vaccine, the 27-nation bloc staged a coordinated rollout aimed at projecting a unified message that the shot was safe and Europe’s best chance to emerge from the pandemic.For health care workers who have been battling the virus with only masks and shields to protect themselves, the vaccines represented an emotional relief as the virus continues to kill. But it was also a public chance for them to urge Europe's 450 million people to get the shots amid con...
US election: Trump campaign seeks partial recount in Wisconsin

US election: Trump campaign seeks partial recount in Wisconsin

World
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‘The world has had enough’: Donald Trump campaign website hacked

‘The world has had enough’: Donald Trump campaign website hacked

Technology
The Donald Trump campaign website has been hacked.The website's "About" page was briefly replaced by a message which stated: "the world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) daily by president donald j trump." It appeared to be an unsophisticated scam aimed at collecting cryptocurrency.There was no clue to the identity of the hacker(s). The message spoke of access to "Trump and relatives" and of "classified information" that the "trump-gov is involved in the origin of the corona virus".There was no immediate verification as to the veracity of the message nor, indeed, any evident concern in the Trump campaign. ...
COVID-19 vaccine latest flashpoint in White House campaign

COVID-19 vaccine latest flashpoint in White House campaign

Technology
WASHINGTON -- The prospect of a vaccine to shield Americans from coronavirus infection emerged as a point of contention in the White House race as President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “disparaging” for political gain a vaccine he repeatedly has said could be available before the election.“It's so dangerous for our country, what they say, but the vaccine will be very safe and very effective,” the president pledged Monday at a White House news conference.Trump leveled the accusation a day after Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democrats' vice presidential candidate, said she “would not trust his word” on getting the vaccine. “I would trust the word of public health experts and scientists, but not Donald Trump,” Harris said.Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden amplified Harris' comments ...