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Starbucks suspends social media ads over hate speech

Starbucks suspends social media ads over hate speech

Business
Starbucks has announced it will suspend advertising on some social media platforms in response to hate speech.The coffee giant joins global brands including Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever which have recently removed advertising from social platforms.A Starbucks spokesperson told the BBC the social media "pause" would not include YouTube, owned by Google."We believe in bringing communities together, both in person and online," Starbucks said in a statement.The brand said it would "have discussions internally and with media partners and civil rights organizations to stop the spread of hate speech". But it will continue to post on social media without paid promotion, it said.The announcement came after Coca-Cola called for "greater accountability" from socia...
Sun, sea and… social distancing? How Ibiza Rocks is restarting the party

Sun, sea and… social distancing? How Ibiza Rocks is restarting the party

Entertainment
Ibiza's summer season for 2020 is all about sun, sea, and staying more than 1.5 metres away from strangers.Despite lockdown measures across Spain easing, clubs on the White Isle remain closed on government orders, and have reportedly been told they won't be able to open again until next year. However, there is one venue that will soon be getting the party started. Image: There'll be no dance floor this year, but the Ibiza Rocks pool will be open with restrictions to be confirmed Ibiza Rocks, which launched in 2005 to bring live bands to the most famous club scene in the world, is set to be back up and running from 1 July as coronavirus restrictions ease.In any other year, there would be thousands of mainly 20-somethings squeezed into ...
Aggressive testing, social distancing limits COVID-19 at U.S. military base, CDC reports

Aggressive testing, social distancing limits COVID-19 at U.S. military base, CDC reports

Health
June 2 (UPI) -- The limited spread of COVID-19 at a U.S. military base shows public health measures -- screening, testing, quarantining, social distancing and contact tracing -- offer some protection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Efforts to prevent outbreaks of the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, among more than 10,000 new recruits arriving at the U.S. Air Force's Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, succeeded in limiting total confirmed cases to five through seven weeks. Advertisement Three of the five cases ultimately were traced to the first recruit on base to be diagnosed, officials said. The approaches used at the base could serve as a blueprint for other "congregate settings" like colleges and athletic programs, the CDC said...
At least 3 feet of social distancing likely reduces COVID-19 spread, study confirms

At least 3 feet of social distancing likely reduces COVID-19 spread, study confirms

Health
June 1 (UPI) -- Staying at least 1 meter -- just over 3 feet -- from other people, as well as wearing face coverings and eye protection, is the best way to prevent spread of COVID-19, an analysis published Monday by The Lancet has found. Two meters -- about 6 1/2 feet -- is preferred, said researchers who conducted the study to assist the World Health Organization prepare pandemic guidance. Advertisement They said, however, that none of the approaches studied -- including social distancing and face coverings -- provides complete protection from the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. "Our findings are the first to synthesize all direct information on COVID-19, SARS, and MERS, and provide the currently best available evidence on the optimum use of these common and simple int...
Trump to take ‘big action’ against social media

Trump to take ‘big action’ against social media

Technology
US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order redefining the legal protections given to social media platforms.It means platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could be sued if they are judged to "deceptively" block posts.The draft of the executive order says social networks are engaged in "selective censorship".Mr Trump has regularly accused social-media platforms of stifling or censoring conservative voices.On Wednesday, Mr Trump accused Twitter of election interference, after it added fact-check links to two of his tweets."Big action to follow," he tweeted.What does the executive order say?The order sets out to clarify the Communications Decency Act, a US law that offers online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube legal pro...