YouTube Promoted Florida Shooting Video That Fueled Conspiracy
YouTube was criticized after promoting a video with a title that suggested a teenage survivor of last week’s Florida school shooting was a paid actor, the latest sign of Google’s ongoing struggle to suppress conspiracy theories on its massive video site.
Fact Check: Florida School-Shooting Survivors Aren’t ‘Crisis Actors’
Two students who survived the Florida school shooting and spoke publicly about it are not "crisis actors," despite the claims of several conspiracy-oriented sites and an aide to a Florida lawmaker.
White House Considers Citing Russian Deaths in Syria as Sign of U.S. Resolve
The Trump administration is considering citing the deaths of scores of Russian mercenaries in a Feb. 7 battle with U.S.-backed forces in Syria as evidence of the president’s tough stance toward the Kremlin, a person familiar with the matter said.
Tories forced into apology over tweet suggesting parents can feed children for £10 a week
A local branch of the Conservative party have been forced to apologise after they issued a tweet that suggested that parents who struggled to feed their children for £10 a week "don't know how to feed their children well".
Damascus & Ankara dispute whether pro-Syrian govt forces entered Afrin
Forces loyal to Damascus successfully arrived in the Afrin region on Wednesday, Syrian state media says – contradicting statements from Ankara that pro-government troops retreated under Turkish artillery fire.
New Jersey Transit’s Hidden Danger: Bad Brakes, Bare Wires, Rotten Parts
Federal inspectors found scores of New Jersey Transit train cars riddled with fire risks, faulty brakes and electrical hazards as they scrutinized the troubled railroad that brings 95,000 workers to Manhattan daily.
Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun
American Outdoor made the AR-15 used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school last week. The fund owned more than $500,000 of its stock.
US Supreme Court refuses to broaden protection for corporate whistleblowers
Whistleblowers who do not report to the Securities and Exchange Commission will not be covered by existing legislation, the US Supreme Court said. The ruling came in the case of a former employee against a real estate trust.
Netanyahu Legal Woes Worsen as Ex-Top Aide Agrees to Testify
Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal woes deepened after one of his closest confidants agreed to testify against him in a growing corruption scandal, complicating the Israeli leader’s efforts to hold on to his job.
Venezuela: Petro Presale Launches Strong
The Venezuelan cryptocurrency will be able to be used to acquire goods or services and will be exchangeable for fiduciary money and other cryptocurrencies through digital exchange houses.
Teenage girl 'was handcuffed as two NYPD detectives raped her in the back of a police van'
A 19-year-old girl who has accused two NYPD detectives of raping her in the back of a police and claims she was handcuffed during the assault.
Twitter bot purge prompts backlash
The hashtag #TwitterLockout has trended after an apparent purge of suspected malicious bots on the social network.
Vox Media to lay off around 50 staffers in latest round of industry cuts
Vox Media said Wednesday that it's laying off about 50 people, and is offering new positions to roughly a dozen other employees.