Showing posts with category "covid 19"

Twitter bans USA congresswoman Marjorie Taylor over Covid-19 misinformation

Twitter bans USA congresswoman Marjorie Taylor — Twitter has permanently suspended the personal account of US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of its rules around coronavirus misinformation. The action against the Republican lawmaker came under Twitter’s strike system, which identifies posts about the virus that could cause harm. The company had previously suspended […]

January 3, 2022
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Samsung says lockdown could disrupt chip sector

Samsung says lockdown could disrupt chip sector — Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology, two of the world’s largest memory chip makers, warned that strict Covid-19 curbs in the Chinese city of Xian could disrupt their chip manufacturing bases in the area. The lockdown in the city puts further pressure on global supply chains and adds […]

December 30, 2021
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Apple Shuts Down Its New York Stores as Omicron Variant Cases Surge

Omicron Variant Cases Surge — Apple Inc has closed all of its 12 New York City stores to indoor shopping as cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant surged across the United States. Customers will be able to pick up online orders at the stores, an Apple spokesperson said on Monday. The affected stores include outlets […]

December 28, 2021
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How Big-Tech is preparing for the new Covid-19 Omicron variant

The new Covid-19 Omicron variant — Tech companies were among the most affected industries during the second COVID wave. From factories shut down to supply chain constraints, the pandemic majorly hit the technology world especially the smartphone and automobile industry. Taking this into consideration, tech giants such as Apple, Meta, Google, among others have already […]

December 17, 2021
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Russian Spy STOLE the Blueprint of the Oxford AstraZeneca Jab to Develop Sputnik Vaccine

Russian Spy STOLE the Blueprint of the Oxford AstraZeneca – Russia was today accused of using a spy embedded in Britain to steal the design for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine so Vladimir Putin could create their own suspiciously similar Sputnik V jab and win the race to produce world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine. Security sources have […]

October 11, 2021
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YouTube is cracking down on Covid-19 Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

Anti-Covid-19 Anti-Vaccine Misinformation– YouTube will remove videos spreading misinformation about any approved vaccine, not only those aimed at preventing Covid-19, the company announced in a blog post Wednesday. In a statement provided to CNN Business, YouTube also confirmed it would remove the channels of “several well-known vaccine misinformation spreaders” under the new policy, including one […]

September 30, 2021
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Facebook removed more than 20 million posts for COVID-19 misinformation

CNET ~Facebook removed more than 20 million posts for COVID-19 misinformation~ Facebook and its photo-service Instagram took down more than 20 million pieces of content containing COVID-19 misinformation between the start of the pandemic and June but couldn’t say how prevalent these types of false claims are on the platforms. The social network measures the […]

August 18, 2021
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White House blames Facebook and YouTube for spreading vaccine misinformation

Reuters ~White House blames Facebook and YouTube for spreading vaccine misinformation~ The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines and are not doing enough to stop it, sources familiar with the administration’s thinking said. The […]

July 24, 2021
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Smartphone app enables users to keep COVID-19 vaccination records

Japan Times ~Smartphone app enables users to keep COVID-19 vaccination records~ A Tokyo-based medical venture has introduced a smartphone app feature enabling users to keep records of their COVID-19 vaccinations as many companies and universities have started administering doses to curb infections. The new feature has been added to MinaCare Co.’s free vaccine and health […]

July 18, 2021
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