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Facebook freezes Maduro’s page over Covid claim

Facebook freezes Maduro’s page over Covid claim

Technology
ReutersFacebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's page after he claimed without evidence that a herbal remedy could cure Covid-19.He claimed in January that a thyme herb solution could cure the disease. He will be unable to post for 30 days.The company said the leader had repeatedly violated its policies on coronavirus disinformation.Mr Maduro is not the only world leader to face a pushback from social media companies over Covid.US President Donald Trump and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro have also faced action over Covid posts.A Facebook spokesperson told the BBC: "We removed a video posted to President Nicolas Maduro's page for violating our policies against misinformation about Covid-19 that is likely to put people at risk for harm."We follow guidance from the WHO [World Health ...
The Woody Allen abuse claim is decades old but unresolved. Could that be about to change?

The Woody Allen abuse claim is decades old but unresolved. Could that be about to change?

Entertainment
There are, of course, two versions of the complex story that still binds Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, decades after their break-up.Farrow's is that Allen sexually assaulted their adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was seven years old, with the little girl's description of alleged abuse captured on video. Allen, who has strenuously denied the claim for almost 30 years, says Dylan was "coached" by her mother, a woman scorned. In 1992, following a 13-year-relationship, the acrimonious break-up of a revered filmmaker and a Hollywood film star was headline gossip fodder. But it wasn't the claim about Dylan that made it such a scandal, rather Allen's affair with Soon-Yi Previn, another of Farrow's adopted children from a previous relationship, uncovered when the actress found explicit pictu...
Covid-19: UK rejects ‘completely false’ EU vaccine export ban claim

Covid-19: UK rejects ‘completely false’ EU vaccine export ban claim

World
ReutersA fresh row has broken out between the UK and the EU after the bloc's most senior official suggested the UK had banned all Covid-19 vaccine exports.Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, wrongly claimed the UK had an "outright ban" on exports of vaccines produced on its soil.The BBC understands Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has written to him to say the claims are "completely false".And that an EU representative has been summoned for "further discussions".It is the second time since the start of the year that the UK and EU have been at loggerheads over the issue of the production and distribution of coronavirus vaccines. EU backtracks on vaccine export controls for NIUrgent reset needed on NI trade rules - GoveWhy is the EU having vaccine problems?In January, the EU...

Van Dijk Chelsea claim, Pickford VAR official back for Liverpool game, football fans could return to stadiums before Christmas, Fury vs Joshua still on for 2021 – sports news LIVE

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Listen to talkSPORT for all the latest sports news, gossip and expert views on the biggest talking points. And follow our live blog below for all the top stories throughout the day…   HEADLINES David Coote appointed VAR official for Liverpool vs Leicester for first time since failing to punish Jordan Pickford for horror tackle […] talkSPORT
Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Neville blasts ‘appalling’ business, Monchi sporting director claim, Cavani, Dembele and Jovic linked

Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Neville blasts ‘appalling’ business, Monchi sporting director claim, Cavani, Dembele and Jovic linked

Sports
Manchester United have kicked off their Premier League campaign but are still looking to strengthen their squad before the October 5 transfer deadline. The club have secured just one deal so far in this transfer window – signing midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax for £40million. Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho has been their top target all summer but Borussia Dortmund have played hardball over his fee, and it looks like he’ll be staying where he is. Alex Telles could be incoming before the deadline, though, from Porto, while Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona is among a host of attackers being linked with a move to Old Trafford, as an alternative to Sancho. Keep up to date with all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip below… Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT...