Day: June 23, 2020

Twitter again slaps warning on Trump tweet threatening force against protesters

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet by President Donald Trump threatening “serious force” against protesters in the U.S. capital, the second time it has used the label since it began challenging Trump’s tweets in May.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Air Force One from the Marine One helicopter as he departs on a day trip to Arizona and a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, leaving Washington from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

“There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!” the president said in his tweet, which Twitter said violated its policy against abusive behavior.

Trump posted the message after anti-racism protesters on Monday declared a “Black House Autonomous Zone” – referencing a Seattle area taken

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Mexican president to invite Twitter boss to talk about fighting fake news

FILE PHOTO: Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he would invite the head of Twitter Inc to Mexico to talk about controlling bots and fighting the spread of fake news on social media.

Lopez Obrador argues that political opponents use automated accounts known as bots to flood social media with disinformation and false stories that appear to be news while attacking his government.

But he also regularly expresses his admiration for what he refers to as the “blessed social networks.”

“We’re going to invite the head of Twitter here, he is formally invited,” the president told a regular news conference.

“So he can tell us what to do to control the bots and fake news,” he added. “What

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Microsoft adds to diversity investment, aims to increase number of Black employees

FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft logo is shown on the Microsoft Theatre at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 13, 2017. REUTERS/ Mike Blake

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Tuesday set a five-year diversity goal to address racial inequality at its offices, following protests over police brutality against African Americans in the United States.

The company said it will add another $150 million in diversity and inclusion investment to double the number of Black and African-American people managers, senior individual contributors, and senior leaders in the United States by 2025.

The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police triggered protests in the United States against racial inequality, while also forcing companies to confront the discrimination that remains prevalent in Corporate America.

Earlier in the month, Alphabet Inc’s Google also said that by 2025, the company aims to have 30% more of its

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Spain to trial coronavirus tracing app on Canary Island

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will try out a new smartphone app aimed at thwarting the spread of the coronavirus by injecting hundreds of false cases into the system in a test run starting on Friday on the Canary Island of Gomera.

FILE PHOTO: A commuter waits at a metro platform, as Spain lifted the state of emergency after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Madrid, Spain, June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo

The simulation is part of a system intended to send an alert when one user has been in contact with another who receives a postive diagnosis, the government said.

“The idea is that approximately 3,000 people download it and we will introduce around 300 simulators, beta testers, to mimic a pandemic among 10% of the population,” a government spokeswoman said.

It will use Bluetooth short-range radio to log contacts.

To guard against impinging on people’s privacy, contact records

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