NEWS: JUNE 7 – 2021

 

 

 

Dutch foundation sues TikTok on behalf of parents

 

Dutch foundation sues TikTok on behalf of parents

 

An Amsterdam-based market research foundation on Wednesday sued popular short-video social media platform TikTok for “negligence in ensuring the safety and privacy of children.”

In a statement, Market Information Research Foundation (SOMI) said it filed a €1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) claim for damages, which amounts to, on behalf of 64,000 parents.

Link: ANADOLU

 

 

 

 

EU proposes stricter anti-disinformation code

 

EU proposes stricter anti-disinformation code

 

The EU has announced plans to beef up its code of practice on online disinformation, with the aim of preventing digital ad companies from earning profits from fake news. The new proposals from the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, come amid concerns about the role of social media and tech giants in the spread of false information online, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Disinformation cannot remain a source of revenue. We need to see stronger commitments by online platforms, the entire advertising ecosystem and networks of fact-checkers,” EU industry chief Thierry Breton said.

Link: DW

 

 

 

 

Joe Biden Neglects D-Day; Tweets About Tulsa Race Massacre

 

Joe Biden Neglects D-Day; Tweets About Tulsa Race Massacre

 

President Joe Biden tweeted a video Sunday of his meeting last week with survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, but did not mention that June 6 was also the anniversary of D-Day, the U.S-led invasion of Normandy in the Second World War.

Biden, who appeared to confuse D-Day with Pearl Harbor Day last year on the campaign trail, tweeted: “I met with survivors of the Tulsa Massacre this week to help fill the silence. Because in silence, wounds deepen. And, as painful as it is, only in remembrance do wounds heal.”

Link: BREITBART

 

 

 

 

A SpaceX rocket launched, released a satellite, and landed perfectly overnight

 

A SpaceX rocket launched, released a satellite, and landed perfectly overnight

 

The aerospace company sent one of its Falcon 9 rockets skyward at around 12:30 a.m. ET in an overnight launch that ferried a hefty Sirius XM satellite, dubbed SXM-8, into Earth’s orbit. It was a smooth 125th mission for the company, also its 18th of 2021.

It was the third successful launch and landing for the Falcon 9 rocket that did most of the (literal) heavy lifting. Unlike NASA rockets of the past, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster is built to be reusable. After ferrying its payload out of Earth’s atmosphere, built-in thrusters flipped the rocket around and reoriented it for the return trip.

Link: MASHABLE

 

 

 

 

10,864 Venezuelans Pour Into Texas Border Region, Up From 135 Last Year

 

10,864 Venezuelans Pour Into Texas Border Region, Up From 135 Last Year

 

On any given day in Del Rio, hundreds of Venezuelans wade across the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States. They’re carrying more belongings than illegal aliens from most other countries. One woman, who said she was a photographer back home, had her professional Nikon camera equipment in her backpack.

The carrizo cane next to the dirt road rustles as many find cover to go to the bathroom. State Troopers are usually onsite in a large dusty parking area to greet them and pass out water as well as granola bars to the hungry. The wrappers are often discarded on the ground unless a law enforcement officer points them to a trash bag.

Link: THE EPOCH TMES

 

 

 

 

Ohio school sanctions 8 coaches for forcing Jewish student to eat pizza with pork residue, but did they?

 

Ohio school sanctions 8 coaches for forcing Jewish student to eat pizza with pork residue, but did they?

 

After telling his coaches that he had a Hebrew Israeli background, which means that pork was forbidden in his diet, the student ended up eating the same pizza but with the toppings removed. However, there was no certainty that the pork residue was completely taken off.

Upon notification of the event, Canton City Schools launched an investigation and found the coaches’ penalty on their trainee was “inappropriate, demeaning, and divisive behavior.” As a result, on May 26, the school board resolved to oust the head coach Marcus Wattley and his seven assistant coaches from their positions.

Link: THE BL

 

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