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Khloe Kardashian tries to get unfiltered photo removed from social media

Khloe Kardashian tries to get unfiltered photo removed from social media

Entertainment
Getty ImagesAs a member of one of the most famous and glamorous families on the planet, Khloe Kardashian is rarely pictured looking less than a million dollars.The TV star and social media influencer and her team usually know how to produce the impossibly perfect image.So after an unfiltered picture was shared to her social media "by mistake" they were keen to have it taken down.They have asked social media platforms to remove it, although their efforts have spurred others to repost it.The natural-looking family photo showed the 36-year-old by a pool in a bikini.The star appeared unusually unairbrushed: more like an image you would see from your friend's lockdown lido swim session than from any of the Kardashians' previous personal campaign shots for their various brands.Kardashian's team ...

30 million people may receive $1,400 stimulus checks after Social Security Administration provides payment information to IRS

Finance
zimmytws | iStock | Getty ImagesThe Social Security Administration has sent information to the IRS that will help clear the way for almost 30 million people to receive their $ 1,400 stimulus checks, lawmakers said on Thursday.The development comes after Democratic leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee gave the agency 24 hours to turn over the payment information so that the IRS could process the payments.In a statement, the lawmakers, led by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal, D-Mass., blamed Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul for the delays, which "defied congressional intent and imposed needless anxiety and pain on taxpayers."In response, Saul released a statement on Thursday strongly denying those claims.Saul said the Social Security Administration was init...

Defying rules, anti-vaccine accounts thrive on social media

Technology
With vaccination against COVID-19 in full swing, social platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter say they’ve stepped up their fight against misinformation that aims to undermine trust in the vaccines. But problems abound.For years, the same platforms have allowed anti-vaccination propaganda to flourish, making it difficult to stamp out such sentiments now. And their efforts to weed out other types of COVID-19 misinformation — often with fact-checks, informational labels and other restrained measures, has been woefully slow.Twitter, for instance, announced this month that it will remove dangerous falsehoods about vaccines, much the same way it’s done for other COVID-related conspiracy theories and misinformation. But since April 2020, it has removed a grand to
Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford racially abused on social media

Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford racially abused on social media

Sports
Last updated on 30 January 202130 January 2021.From the section Man UtdManchester United forward Marcus Rashford says he was subjected to "humanity and social media at its worst" after receiving racist abuse on Saturday night.The 22-year-old, who was awarded the MBE for his work fighting child food poverty, received multiple racist messages on Instagram on Saturday. They were sent to the England striker after his club's 0-0 draw with Arsenal."I'm a black man and I live every day proud that I am," he said on Twitterexternal-link. "No-one, or no one comment, is going to make me feel any different. So sorry if you were looking for a strong reaction, you're just simply not going to get it here."I'm not sharing screenshots. It would be irresponsible to do so and as you can imagine there's nothi...

Biden has promised to reform Social Security — some changes could come as soon as this year

Finance
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a COVID-19 response event at the White House in Washington, January 21, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | ReutersNewly elected President Joe Biden has a tall list of priorities in his first days in office, with stemming the pandemic chief among them.But experts expect one issue he promised to deal with during his campaign, Social Security reform, could also become a focal point as soon as this year.Millions of Americans count on Social Security benefits to provide income when they are retired or disabled, or when loved ones pass away.The program's funds have been running low. The latest official estimate from the Social Security Administration shows that just 79% of promised ben...