'We're here today to defend free speech from one of the greatest dangers it has faced in American history, frankly, and you know what's going on as well as anybody. It's not good,' Trump said before inking the order, which came just days after Twitter for the first time provided what Trump's staff calls a fact-check on his own tweets. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump DEFENDS his ‘when looting starts, shooting stats’ tweet saying ‘it means when there’s looting people get shot and they die’ as he reveals he spoke to George Floyd’s ‘terrific’ family
Cautiously optimistic what does it mean
China's new law: Why is Hong Kong worried? How is Hong Kong run? US and allies defend HK as 'bastion of freedom' But this new plan, if put into law, would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in Hong Kong, and many are concerned it could end Hong Kong's unique status. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: What is the BNO and what does the UK move mean?
By Wednesday, I have become much more focused on my task. I meet a close friend for lunch and, with therapist levels of Zen, I offer him the floor, enjoy my food and listen. Within 20 minutes, he tells me about problems with his partner that have been going on for a year – something he had never mentioned before, partly, he admits, because he isn’t very good at talking about his feelings, but also because I never gave him the space. After work, I go for a drink-slash-meeting with a colleague – in which, admittedly, I talk about myself because it’s a meeting about my work – but I do make an effort to talk about myself less. And so she begins to tell me about her love life. Over the course of two drinks, I feel we progress from colleagues to something closer to real friends. Create more silence, I notice, and people will start to fill it. … [Read more...] about I like the sound of my own voice – but does that make me a narcissist?
"As a practitioner of fact-checking, I would be interested in seeing Twitter and all other platforms reach out to fact-checkers, and work with them for these kinds of actions," Orsek said. … [Read more...] about How does Twitter’s tweet labeling work?
‘It is why we are only inviting back reception, year one and year six in primary schools so there is the space in those schools for children to return and for infant schools to use other premises, perhaps the junior school, to enable children to return safely and to maintain the distances between pupils. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson announces primary schools in England will start to reopen on MONDAY and some students will return to secondary schools from June 15 as he sets out ‘limited and cautious’ easing of lockdown