TikTok removes two dozen ISIS propaganda accounts

Islamic State propagandists reportedly attempted to use the TikTok social media app as a recruiting tool. The Wall Street Journal states that the social media monitoring agency Storyful has recently identified about two dozen ISIS-related accounts that have since been removed. The reports published videos aimed at recruiting supporters and strengthening support for the terrorist group – with anthems from …

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Acute flaccid myelitis can be caused by polio-like viruses

In 2014, a rare polio-like disease occurred in the US for the first time, affecting the nervous system of the often-young victims – a disease without a clear reason, according to the health authorities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco claim to have found the most conclusive evidence to date …

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Facebook will highlight false posts more clearly to prevent electoral disruptions by 2020

Facebook has today released a number of new tools and policy changes to combat the spread of misinformation on the platform and to further highlight false posts and content created by government media. Regardless, the company removed four Iran-based and Russian-based account networks that Facebook claimed had misled users about their identities and published inflammatory political news stories about fact-finding. …

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