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Twitter briefly banned the Trump campaign's account from tweeting Wednesday after it violated the company's policies against COVID-19 misinformation, a spokesperson told Business Insider.
The campaign tweeted a video of Trump falsely claiming to Fox News that children are "almost immune" from the disease.
Trump also tweeted a link to the video, which has since been blocked, but the company did not take any action against the president's account.
Facebook took down a similar post by Trump earlier in the day for violating its own COVID-19 misinformation policies, a first for the company.
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Twitter temporarily blocked the Trump campaign's account from tweeting on Wednesday for posting a video of the president spreading COVID-19 misinformation, a spokesperson told Business Insider.
The campaign tweeted a video, which has since been removed, of Trump falsely claiming to Fox News that children are "almost immune" from the disease.
"The Tweet you referenced is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation. The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again," the spokesperson said.
A growing body of research suggests that children can transmit COVID-19 like anyone else, though researchers believe their infection rates are often underreported because they are frequently asymptomatic and have been largely excluded from clinical trials.
"Another day, another display of Silicon Valley's flagrant bias against this President, where the rules are only enforced in one direction," Courtney Parella, the Trump campaign's deputy national press secretary, said in a statement. "Social media companies are not the arbiters of truth."
President Trump also posted his own tweet linking to the campaign's tweet containing the video, which has been viewed more than 30,000 times.
However, Twitter said that it would not take any action against the president's account, only the campaign.
"Our enforcement action is specific to Tweets, not accounts that may have amplified it. The video was posted by @TeamTrump and shared via @realDonaldTrump, which is why we're taking action on that account specifically," a spokesperson told Business Insider.
Facebook took down a similar post from Trump earlier on Wednesday for violating its own policies against "harmful COVID misinformation," the first time the social media giant has completely removed a post by Trump for spreading false information about the virus.
Pressure has mounted on social media companies recently to take stronger steps to address the spread of misinformation on their platforms, particularly around the coronavirus pandemic, hate speech, and elections. Earlier this year, Twitter applied a fact-check label to Trump's tweets falsely claiming mail-in voting causes widespread election fraud.
Meanwhile, Trump has become increasingly enraged at social media platforms, particularly Twitter. In recent months, Trump has suggested that Twitter's trending topics are 'illegal' because they make him look bad and singled out the company in a legally dubious executive order that seeks to crack down on platforms' authority to moderate content on their platforms.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How 'white savior' films like 'The Help' and 'Green Book' hurt Hollywood
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Microsoft Outlook allows you to add other email accounts, such as Gmail, to your account so that you can use Outlook as your primary email client.
You can add your Gmail account to Outlook using both a PC and a Mac, but the process is slightly different between the two.
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If you have a Gmail account, but prefer to use the Microsoft Outlook interface for your email communications, you're in luck.
Outlook allows you to add your Gmail account to your Outlook account so that you can access both simultaneously within Outlook.
Here's how to connect your Gmail account to Outlook on either a PC or a Mac.
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How to add Gmail to Outlook on a PC
1. With your Outlook inbox open, click on the "File" tab in the upper left corner of the screen.
2. Click on "Add account."
3. Type the Gmail address you want to add to your Outlook account, then click "Connect."
It might take a few minutes to fully load.
4. The next steps involve signing into your Gmail account. Type in your Gmail address again and click "Next."
5. Type in your password and click "Sign in."
6. Click "Allow."
7. If the process was completed successfully, you should see a window confirming that your account has been added. Click "Done" to finalize the changes.
How to add Gmail to Outlook on a Mac
1. Open Outlook, click on "Preferences," then click on "Accounts."
2. Click on the plus sign icon ("+") and then click "New Account."
3. Type in your Gmail address and password as though you are signing into Gmail, and click "Add Account" when you are finished.
4. Click "Continue," then "Sign in to Google."
5. Click on your Gmail account, type in your password, and then click "Next."
6. Click "Allow," then "Open Microsoft Outlook."
7. Click "Done" when you are finished and your Gmail emails should now appear in Outlook.
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Twitter has completely disabled the ability for some accounts to send new tweets following a massive hack on the social media website, which has seen numerous popular accounts — including Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, and others — tweet out a bitcoin scam.
While Twitter hasn’t confirmed how the block works, it appears to only apply to accounts that have been verified by Twitter. Unverified accounts seem to still be able to tweet normally, and verified accounts appear to be able to retweet existing tweets. It’s unclear how broadly Twitter has disabled the ability to send new tweets or how long it will be before verified users are able to tweet again.
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The Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals have been compromised in one of the most widespread and confounding hacks the platform has ever seen, all in service of promoting a bitcoin scam that appears to be earning its creator quite a bit of money.
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Forskarnas nya kompositmaterial öppnar vägen för böjliga värmesköldar med låg vikt.Deras kolnanorör skulle kunna täcka framtidens raketer, som ett tunt skinn.Med återbruk som en stark trend inom rymdindustrin blir det intressant att hitta nya material med en högre kapacitet för att klara upprepad upphettning.I hastigheter upp till Mach 8 kommer även framtidens överljudsflyg att ha behov av värmesköldar som är smidigare än dagens lösningar.Nu utvecklar forskare vid Florida State University en ersättare till de kompositmaterial av kolfiberförstärkt plast som används inom rymdindustrin.De har utgått från så kallat buckypaper – ark gjorda av kolnanorör, med en tjocklek på 120–650 mikrometer.
Tyska lyxbilstillverkaren Daimler, med Mercedes-Benz i portföljen, ska spara en miljard euro, över tio miljarder kronor, fram till 2022.Mängder av jobb kommer att ryka, berättar bolaget.Bakgrunden är en kostsam växling till utsläppsmässigt grönare bilar.
According to the figures from the Hollywood Reporter and the Variety of the four major television series, which to date is available on Apple's streaming service have attracted millions of viewers during the first three days for which the service has been provided.It is worth mentioning that this is still within the seven-day-full utales access that Apple provides, then at least as interesting will be to see how many remain after the service starts to cost a lot of money.theApple TV Plus does not threaten Netflix – yet.According to the Deal the majority of the viewers are beginning to see an episode of one of the four largest programs had to come back for more episodes.Apple is also reported to be satisfied with the release, which will have exceeded its own expectations.
Netflix has riled up movie makers by testing out variable speed settings in its Android app so you can speed up the movie to get through it faster.For the time being, it’s only a limited test, but you’ve got a host of other ways to get through your movies and your podcasts more quickly.Admittedly watching Stranger Things at twice the speed takes some of the fun out of it, but what about 1.1x, in certain situations?You’ve got a plane to catch maybe: You could get through three half-hour episodes of a show in a touch over 80 minutes, which gives you some extra time to pack for the trip.With podcasts and audiobooks you can go even faster, because you’re trying to cram the words into your brain, without having to worry too much about artistic or aesthetic intent.YouTube is the obvious place to start: If you’re watching a video on the web, click the little cog icon in the bottom right-hand corner, then choose Playback speed.
Jack Dorsey’s announcement that Twitter will no longer run political ads because “political messages reach should be earned, not bought” has been welcomed as a thoughtful and statesmanlike contrast to Mark Zuckerberg’s and Facebook’s greedy acceptance of “political ads that lie.” While the 240-character policy sounds compelling, it’s both flawed in principle and, I fear, counterproductive in practice.First: like it or hate it, the U.S. political system is drowning in money.And unless laws change, more will continue to flow.Banning digital ads will not reduce the amount of money in politics, and will simply shift it to less transparent channels.In an ideal world, it would be great if all “political messages were earned and not bought,” but that is not how our system works.Candidates, Super PACs, C4s and others already allow the majority of their budgets to be swallowed up by other, less visible, accountable and cost-effective, channels — including television, mail, telephone, and radio.
the Dux, co-owner and ceo of Charlotte, Heather, announces the launch of a digital platform for the divorce.”this is a service I wish I had my own separation,” she said.”From the beds to the separation.” With those words, presents, Charlotte, Heather, her new company, Endbright, a digital platform for the people that are going through a divorce.She was a past president of the Dux, as a Nordic, but is now most active as a member of the board of directors and of the auditor for the Dux to own the hotel chain, and distribution channels, Hotel Duxiana.the Idea is to Endbright was Charlotte's Diaries of his personal experiences.She was only in there twice, once in 2012 and again in 2015.
You can add friends on Steam to join their multiplayer games, message them when they're online, and see which games they recommend.To add a friend on Steam, you can enter their Friend Code, click a link, or go to their profile.Steam will keep your friends saved to a permanent Friends List, unless you choose to unfriend them later — a process that's just as simple as adding them.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.If you've joined a random lobby in a Steam game like "Team Fortress 2," it can be a rare and wonderful thing to be matched with someone who you just click with.Adding them as a friend makes sure you can play with them again without having to rely on random chance.
That isn’t necessarily the case abroad, though, particularly in the fast-growing Chinese market, where local players such as online commerce company Alibaba, search engine Baidu and consumer electronics company Xiaomi hold sway.In fact, Baidu sent shock waves through the industry earlier this year when analytics firm Canalys announced it shipped 4.5 million smart speakers in Q2, which was second only to the 6.6 million shipped by Amazon.That marks a growth of 3,700% for Baidu’s Xiaodu smart devices, which came out a year prior.Nevertheless, he expects to see “explosive growth” in voice search globally as advertising starts to ramp up, manufacturers lower prices and more consumers adopt the devices.They were introduced about three years after Amazon first announced its Echo device in 2014, but they’ve rapidly gained acceptance because voice technology is part of the Chinese government’s push for AI adoption.There’s another simple reason: Speakers from Alibaba and Baidu sell for as little as $14 whereas an Echo Dot costs $50.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has signed a new partnership agreement with the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, focused on financial technology research, the company announced on Monday.Why it matters: Fintech is considered a key development for the country’s financial sector to become internationally competitive.The central bank has been accelerating its digital currency research, which is said to have been in the works for five years.Huawei is one of the first major tech companies with which the Digital Currency Research Institute has publicly announced a partnership.Details: Fan Yifei, the PBOC’s deputy governor, was in attendance at the signing ceremony that took place Monday afternoon during his visit to Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen.The company did not reveal specifics of the agreement including whether it is related to the development of China’s much-anticipated digital fiat currency.
The paper received a tremendous amount of press coverage (see here, here, and here), but given the controversy that now surrounds this research, it’s a wonder the paper, published this past Monday (October 28, 2019) in Nature, managed to pass peer review – at least according to the many experts we spoke to.The complaints we received from scientists were almost too many to mention, the most serious being a weak and inconclusive genetic analysis, the failure to cite and address competing archaeological evidence, sweeping assumptions about one particular group of indigenous southern Africans, and an outdated “colonial” approach to the subject matter.The researchers used this mtDNA to map – at least what is in their opinion – the oldest maternal lineage derived from humans living today.Modern humans found a home in this verdant area, inhabiting the region for 70,000 years, according to the study.But as the climate began to change, some of these humans migrated elsewhere, travelling along the “green corridors” to the northeast and then to the southwest.Research from 2017 showed that Homo sapiens, sometimes referred to as anatomically modern humans, have been around for at least 300,000 years – and possibly even longer – as evidenced by fossils found in northern Africa, specifically the Jebel Irhoud site in Morocco.