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Facebook removes altered Conservative advertisement

Facebook removes altered Conservative advertisement

Technology
Facebook has removed a Conservative Party advert which misrepresented a BBC News story.The ad carried a BBC logo and headline saying "£14 billion pound cash boost for schools" - despite the story it linked to putting the figure at £7.1bn.The social media giant say the Tories had "misused" its advertising platform and it was working to stop headlines being changed in this way. The party has said it is reviewing the way its Facebook adverts are produced.The advert started running on 2 September following a government announcement on new funding for primary and secondary schools in England. Who will regulate digital political ads? Tory Facebook advert altered BBC headline Clicking on the ad took readers to a story on the BBC News website by Sean Coughlan, w...
Birds' migration genes are altered by geography

Birds' migration genes are altered by geography

Science
July 6 (UPI) -- New research shows birds of the same species, but with different migration patterns, feature slightly different genomes.Willow warblers born and bred in southern Sweden migrate to West Africa, while their peers from the north migrate to southeast Africa. The differences in migration patterns are reflected in the birds' genomes.In comparing the genomes of the two bird populations, researchers found discrepancies between 200 genes in two distinct genomic regions."Of these 200 or so genes, there are several that can be considered to be important for migration-related physiological adaptations and others that, according to our present knowledge, have a poorly characterized or unknown function," Max Lundberg, a researcher at Sweden's Lund University, said in a news release.Lundb...