Social media companies have long come under fire for permitting the circulation of false claims and misinformation on their sites. In recent months, internet corporations have pursued new ways of controlling what information is posted to their platforms.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has now surpassed 99,700,000, while the global death toll from the virus is over 2.1 million people, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Moderna announced earlier on Monday that early laboratory tests suggest its COVID-19 vaccine is effective against new coronavirus variants emerging around the globe.
While the new Biden administration quickly sheds much of former US President Donald Trump's more unpopular policies, secretive agreements reportedly signed just days before Trump left office between the Department of Homeland Security and authorities in several US states could block significant changes in immigration policy for months.
Dogs have long enjoyed the privilege of residing in the White House, with President Warren G. Harding's Airedale Terrier Laddie Boy the first 'First Dog' to get regular press coverage. The last pups to join their owners in the White House were the Portuguese Water Dogs Bo and Sunny, belonging to President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
After his tenure ended on 20 January, as Democratic President Joe Biden entered the White House, the 45th US president, Donald Trump, with his wife Melania, left Washington DC to settle in Mar-a-Lago in Florida as private citizens.
Influential foreign policy think tanks in Washington are putting heavy pressure on newly-minted US President Joe Biden not to shred his predecessor’s “get tough” approach on China, which has included sanctions, tariffs, and the blacklisting of Chinese companies.
British actress Keira Knightley earlier revealed that she stopped offering nude scenes in films after she became a mother of two children. At the moment she has no-nudity clause in her contract.