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Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

Technology
A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time.Mr Trump tweeted, without providing evidence: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent."Twitter put a warning label in the post and linked to a page that described the claims as "unsubstantiated".President Trump responded by tweeting again, saying the social media giant "is completely stifling free speech". For years, Twitter has faced criticism for not acting on the president's controversial tweets, which include personal attacks on political rivals and debunked conspiracy theories. This month the platform introduced a new policy on misleading information amid the coronaviru...
Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Entertainment
The Prince of Wales has raised concerns about how orchestras and theatres will survive the coronavirus crisis.Many theatres and concert halls are struggling after closing their doors during lockdown, with no clear indication of when shows might resume,Prince Charles said it was important to "find a way of keeping these orchestras and other arts bodies going".The prince, who is patron of dozens of arts institutions, noted they were of "enormous importance" to the economy."It's absolutely crucial that they can come back twice as enthusiastic as before," he said in an interview with Classic FM.The heads of the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Southbank Centre have all warned they are facing financial collapse with...
TikTok skull-breaker challenge danger warning

TikTok skull-breaker challenge danger warning

Technology
A stunt being shared on viral video platform TikTok has caused serious injury among teenagers in the UK and US.The skull-breaker challenge involves two people kicking the legs from under a third, making them fall over.US prosecutors have charged two youngsters with aggravated assault over the prank and warned parents to stop their children taking part.TikTok said it would remove such content from its platform.In an updated post to its newsroom, TikTok said: "We do not allow content that encourages or replicates dangerous challenges that might lead to injury. "In fact, it's a violation of our community guidelines and we will continue to remove this type of content from our platform."Nobody wants their friends or family to get hurt...
Brexit: Price rises warning after chancellor vows EU rules divergence

Brexit: Price rises warning after chancellor vows EU rules divergence

Business
Businesses have warned that food prices may rise and jobs may be affected after the chancellor vowed to end alignment with EU rules after Brexit.Sajid Javid told the Financial Times the UK would not be a "ruletaker" after Brexit, urging businesses to "adjust".The Food and Drink Federation said the proposals were likely to cause food prices to rise at the end of this year.The Confederation of British Industry said for many firms, keeping existing EU rules would support jobs.The automotive, food and drink and pharmaceutical industries all warned the government last year that moving away from key EU rules would be damaging. Clock to illuminate No 10 as UK leaves the EU How soon will Brexit happen? 'Death knell'In an interview with Financial Times, the chanc...

Eruption of Aleutian volcano intensifies; warning renewed

Technology
The National Weather Service has issued a renewed warning for aircraft passing by a volcano that erupted in Alaska's Aleutian IslandsBy DAN JOLING Associated PressJanuary 7, 2020, 10:02 PM3 min readANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An eruption at a volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands has intensified and the National Weather Service has renewed a warning for passing aircraft. Shishaldin Volcano erupted at 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory announced, and sent up an ash cloud to 23,000 feet (7,010 meters). Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the observatory announced the eruption had continued and the ash cloud had reached 27,000 feet (8,230 meters). Wind continued to push the cloud northeast into the eastern Bering Sea and away from jet airliners flying between North America and Asia. The eruption w...