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Facebook cracks down on anti-vaxxing

Facebook cracks down on anti-vaxxing

Health
March 7 (UPI) -- After receiving criticism for not combating the spread of health misinformation on its platform, Facebook on Thursday released a statement on how it will crack down on the problem. The social media giant said it will lower the ranking of so-called anti-vaxxing groups and pages, which pass around misinformation on their feeds and searches about vaccinations. Facebook says it will no longer include them in recommendations or text predictions when users type in the Facebook search bar. "We also believe in providing people with additional context so they can decide whether to read, share, or engage in conversations about information they see on Facebook," Monika Bickert, vice president of Global Policy Management at Facebook, said in a news release. Facebook said it plans to...

Louise Thompson strips down for tantalising micro bikini bonanza

Entertainment
The Made in Chelsea babe has set her fans’ pulses racing by whipping her kit off and switching it out for a teeny bikini.Ditching the cold weather, Louise Thompson has jetted off to an exotic jungle location, but has kept the location a secret from her followers.Taking to her Instagram stories, the 28-year-old whipped her hair back and forth while posing in the white bikini.The swimwear, held up by teeny string straps, clung to Louise’s toned frame as she jumped up and down.Proving the tiny straps were strong enough to hold her assets in, Louise even worked out in the matching set.The cheeky reality TV star grinned at the camera as she flashed her impressive abs of steel.Jumping up and down, Louise whipped her wavy hair into a bun as she got down to exercise on a yoga mat....
Start-up Bird backs down in electric scooter legal row

Start-up Bird backs down in electric scooter legal row

Technology
A scooter firm has apologised after issuing a journalist with legal threats over a blogpost about its scooters.Start-up Bird offers electric scooters in around 40 US cities, which are hired via an app.Bird accused Cory Doctorow of copyright infringement for linking to a forum about a device which enables abandoned scooters, bought at auction, to be fitted with a new motherboard.This means they can then be used without the Bird app.Mr Doctorow's blogpost, published on the website Boing Boing, was about the number of Bird scooters that are being abandoned or badly parked, then removed by local authorities and legitimately sold.It described a $ 30 (£23) motherboard which replaces the scooters' existing hardware but does not alter either the hardware or...