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Venezuelans face evictions amid Colombia virus quarantine

Concerns have sparked in recent days over the situation with Venezuela’s migrants and refugees following the spread of the coronavirus in Colombia. Colombia currently hosts nearly 1.8 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have left their country in recent years. Last month, the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. …

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EU document says Russia is carrying out a coronavirus disinformation campaign

The European Union’s External Action Service said that since 22January it had recorded nearly 80 cases of disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak linked to pro-Kremlin media. The EEAS said in an internal report that the campaign is designed to “exacerbate confusion, panic, and fear”. “The overarching aim of Kremlin disinformation is to aggravate the public …

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Twitter tells staff to work from home due to virus fears

Twitter told its more than 4,800 employees around the world to work from home, amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. “Beginning today, we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able. Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us …

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UK-US relations ‘not at risk’ over Huawei decision

United States’ secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the relationship between the US and the United Kingdom “is not at risk” over UK’s decision to give China’s Huawei a role in its 5G network, and added that that the UK remains “a partner and a friend”. “It is powerful to know that I have …

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Youtube bans ‘implied’ threats | New Europe

YouTube revealed on 11 December it would better “tackle harassment” with its strengthened anti-harassment policy. After being repeatedly accused of allowing hate speech, the video streaming platform said it will ban “veiled or implied threats” and insults based on race and sexuality. It also said it will “demonetize” the channels that keep breaking its rules …

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