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Twittergate: Key takeaways from exposed censorship of Hunter Biden laptop scoop

Twittergate: Key takeaways from exposed censorship of Hunter Biden laptop scoop

California, Dec 3 (UNI) Twitter CEO Elon Musk planted a popcorn emoji next to his promise of “awesome” revelations about how the microblogging site had opted to censor the “Hunter Biden story.” And the billionaire Tesla CEO followed through on his promise.
The first instalment of the so-called “Twitter Files” was dropped on December 2 after Musk had provided investigative journalist Matt Taibi with the social media platform's internal documents.
Twitter, conceived as a platform “to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers,” has been gradually injected with tools for “controlling speech” by its staff and executives, wrote independent journalist Matt Taibbi in a thread on his account. While tailored to combat spam and financial fraudsters, over time, the company found itself “petitioned” to “manipulate speech.”

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Death toll from Pakistan's mosque suicide blast rises to 95

Death toll from Pakistan's mosque suicide blast rises to 95

31 Jan 2023 | 5:21 PM

Peshawar, Jan 31 (UNI) The death toll from the suicide bombing that rocked the crowded mosque at the Police Lines compound in Peshawar rose to 95, with 221 people wounded, said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Caretaker Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan on Tuesday.

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Roof collapse kills 4, injures 18 in Afghanistan's Balkh province

31 Jan 2023 | 4:28 PM

Kabul, Jan 31 (UNI) Four persons were killed and 18 others injured after the roof of their house collapsed in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, provincial police spokesman Mohammad Asif Waziri said Tuesday.

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Pakistani PM calls for global cooperation to tackle climate change crisis

Pakistani PM calls for global cooperation to tackle climate change crisis

31 Jan 2023 | 4:01 PM

Islamabad, Jan. 31 (UNI) Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday called for global cooperation to tackle the negative impacts of climate change, highlighting that there is an urgent need for climate action.

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Bangladesh raises electricity prices to ease subsidy burden

31 Jan 2023 | 3:25 PM

Dhaka, Jan. 31 (UNI) In an apparent bid to ease the subsidy burden, the Bangladeshi government has again raised the prices of power at both the wholesale and retail levels.

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At least 28 killed in separate attacks in Burkina Faso

At least 28 killed in separate attacks in Burkina Faso

31 Jan 2023 | 2:54 PM

Ouagadougou, Jan. 31 (UNI) At least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in two separate gunmen attacks on Sunday and Monday in Burkina Faso, a regional governor and the army have revealed.

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