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Google, Facebook Twitter grilled in US on fake news

Google, Facebook Twitter grilled in US on fake news

Technology
Getty ImagesTech bosses Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey are being grilled by US politicians over the proliferation of disinformation on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.This latest hearing is the first since the storming of the US Capitol.Politicians believe that was a tipping point for greater regulation.They have said they plan to change the legislation that protects online platforms from liability for content posted by third parties.The session began in combative style with the chair Mike Doyle asking all three executives whether they felt they bore responsibility for the events in Washington. None were prepared to give a one word "yes" or "no" answer as he demanded.He also challenged the platforms to remove 12 prolific anti-vaxxers from their platforms, which he said accoun...
Biden pressed on child migration at first news conference

Biden pressed on child migration at first news conference

World
US President Joe Biden was pressed on how he would address the surge in migrants at the southern border at his first official press conference.More than 17,000 children are being kept in government detention centres and Mr Biden was challenged on whether his policies could be contributing to the increase in child arrivals.The president defended his record and vowed to be transparent.The hour-long event also covered subjects from guns to foreign policy.He also doubled his administration's vaccine rollout goal, saying that he now aims to have 200 million jabs be given before his 100th day in office.But questions about the situation at the US-Mexico border dominated the event.What did Biden say about the surge?During the White House news conference, Mr Biden blamed his predecessor Donald Trum...

Football news LIVE: Harry Kane to Real Madrid unlikely, Gareth Southgate’s advice to Jesse Lingard, ‘Jose Mourinho has held Gareth Bale back’

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news, views and gossip. TOP HEADLINES: Harry Kane to Real Madrid transfer doubt raised amid reports Tottenham star would be ‘easier to land than Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland’ Andros Townsend defends under-fire Steve Bruce for giving Newcastle stars six days off during international break – […] talkSPORT

Tottenham dumped out by Dinamo Zagreb, Man United win in Milan, Arsenal through, no Liverpool stars in England squad as Lingard recalled – LIVE football news and reaction

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news, views and gossip. Plus, we’ll bring you all the reaction to the Europa League games this evening as Manchester United and Arsenal progressed while Tottenham and Rangers went out. TOP HEADLINES: England squad: No Liverpool stars, while Watkins picked ahead of Bamford and Lingard gets […] talkSPORT