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Twitter places fact-check notification on Trump tweet about mail-in ballots

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter ( TWTR.N ) on Tuesday placed a notification fact-checking tweets sent by President Donald Trump claiming that mail-in ballots will be “substantially fraudulent” and result in a “rigged election.”. The notification, which displays a blue ... Full story

President Trump Delivers Remarks on Protecting Seniors"

The White House: "LIVE: President Trump Delivers Remarks on Protecting Seniors" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Pentagon's deputy inspector general resigns; latest in watchdog role to depart

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Defense Department’s deputy inspector general resigned on Tuesday, more than a month after President Donald Trump removed him as the Pentagon’s acting inspector general, becoming the latest official in a federal oversight role to depart. An aerial view of the Pentagon in Washington August 31, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed. Glenn Fine’s resignation comes after the Trump administration removed him and three other government ... Full story

Brazil coronavirus deaths could surpass 125,000 by August, U.S. study says

Gravediggers work during a mass burial of people who passed away due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, May 26, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly. BRASILIA (Reuters) - As Brazil’s daily COVID-19 death rate climbs to the highest in the world, a University of Washington study is warning its total death toll could climb five-fold to 125,000 by early August, adding to fears it ... Full story

Twitter will not remove Trump's 'horrifying lies'

Image caption President Trump has used Twitter to repeat false claims about the death of Lori Klausutis. Twitter has refused to delete tweets by US President Donald Trump after a widower publicly implored the company to remove "horrifying lies" about his wife's death, amplified by Mr Trump. Twitter did not comment on Timothy Klausutis' emotional letter, but said it was "deeply sorry" about the pain caused by the president's statements. Mr Trump ... Full story

Inside the Dizzying Effort to Pitch Trump to Black Voters

WASHINGTON — Nearly every week this spring, President Trump ’s re-election team has held one of the most peculiar events of the 2020 online campaign: “Black Voices for Trump Real Talk.” It’s a dizzying effort by Mr. Trump’s black advisers to put their spin on his record — often with a hall-of-mirrors quality, as they push false claims about opponents while boosting a president who retweets racist material . The most recent session, on Saturday ... Full story

Twitter adds a warning label fact-checking Trump’s false voting claims – TechCrunch

On the heels of a furor over his tweets accusing MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of murder , Twitter has quietly begun to fact-check the president. A new warning label encouraging Twitter users to “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” appeared on a series of tweets in which the president baselessly claimed ballots received through mail-in voting methods are “fraudulent.”. In a statement to TechCrunch, a Twitter spokesperson said the pair of tweets ... Full story

J.K. Rowling publishes fairy tale so children can dream in lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling published the first chapters of a fairy tale about a monster known as the Ickabog on Tuesday, an allegory about truth and abuse of power that is free online so that children can read it during coronavirus lockdown. The story concerns rumours of a fierce child-eating monster with extraordinary powers which lives in the northern tip of an imaginary land known as Cornucopia. Further chapters will be published every ... Full story

South Africa to let places of worship reopen from June

FILE PHOTO: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment facilities at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa April 24, 2020. Jerome Delay/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s churches and other places of worship can reopen their doors from June, but will be limited to 50 people, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday as coronavirus lockdown rules ... Full story

WHO expects hydroxychloroquine safety findings by mid-June

ZURICH (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday promised a swift review of data on hydroxychloroquine, probably by mid-June, after safety concerns prompted the group to suspend the malaria drug’s use in a large trial on COVID-19 patients. FILE PHOTO: A nurse shows a Hydroxychloroquine pill, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 23, 2020. ... Full story