Twitter took a new approach to “get the shitty people to not show up” on Twitter, in the form of a blanket ban on Twitter accounts that were allegedly bots – or, as some vexed users will tell you, simply conservatives.
The US intelligence community labeled Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte a “threat to democracy” in their Worldwide Threat Assessment (WTA) report, provoking a rebuke from Philippine leaders in defense of their oft-controversial president.
On Tuesday, Canada's Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) announced that they would be launching an internal investigation after two of its fare inspectors were filmed pinning a teenager to the ground and handcuffing him.
Chinese authorities have once again begun cracking down on the custom involving strippers performing at funerals, a practice some rural families employ to increase turnout at a loved one’s farewell ceremony.
Afghan security forces have been accused of summarily executing civilians in the aftermath of an anti-Taliban operation in early 2018. The US and Afghanistan claim that everyone killed in the battle was a Taliban fighter, but Human Rights Watch argues that at least 20 of those killed were civilians.
The Ruderman Family Foundation, an American Jewish philanthropic organization, recently initiated a campaign calling for the US to dissolve its ties with Poland over the country’s controversial new law that makes it illegal to accuse the Polish nation of complicity in Nazi crimes during World War II.
The blockchain payment company Ripple has added two more banks and three global money transfer service providers to its list of partners. Nevertheless, financial analysts believe that the value of its cryptocurrency, XRP, may drop to $0.95 today due to external factors.
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