Facebook handled Alex Jones just right

(CNN)Over the weekend, President Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter storm against Facebook for banishing seven high-profile figures from its platform, including conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, right wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has frequently made anti-Semitic statements. We’ve already seen an example of the disastrous outcomes that can result from Facebook choosing not to stand up to unjustified allegations. As Jill Abramson explains in her new book “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” when in the spring of 2016 it was revealed that Facebook used human editors to identify and summarize trending stories, the company was falsely accused of bias against conservatives. It responded by eliminating the …

BBC Host Fired After Tweeting Chimp Photo Depicting Royal Baby

The photo, shared by Danny Baker on Wednesday following the  Facing public outcry, Baker deleted the photo and issued several apologies, calling the tweet “ridiculous, stupid and idiotic.” He denied being racist. “Was supposed to be joke about Royals vs circus animals in posh clothes but interpreted as about monkeys & race, so rightly deleted,” He A BBC spokesperson, who Victoria Jones – PA Images via Getty Images Danny Baker is seen at his London home after he was fired by BBC Radio 5 Live for tweeting a joke about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son using a picture of a chimpanzee. according to the company. Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : …

Pension ‘error’ led woman, 82, to suicide

“My mother felt she couldn’t discuss her finances with anyone,” he said. All payments stopped The inquest heard that in 2014 she received an inheritance, but the DWP told her it would not affect her pension. She received a state pension, as well as a pension credit top-up. However, in 2017, “action was taken to suspend her pension credit”. Rather than her state pension continuing while the credits were reviewed, all payments were stopped “due to an administrative error”. The inquest heard there was no record of any correspondence from Mrs Worrall to the DWP about the matter. Her cause of death was given as multiple major traumatic injuries due to a fall from height. MP informed Coroner John Gittins …

These are, we kid you not, actual questions people Google about Cinco de Mayo

(CNN)You know the old saying, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question?” When is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco = 5. de Mayo = of May. So, May 5. What is Cinco de Mayo in Spanish? Cinco de Mayo. When is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Mexico? On Cinco de Mayo. When is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the US? *Sigh. On Cinco de Mayo. When is Cinco de Mayo in Portland, Oregon? We’ve been through this already. When was the Cinco de Mayo war? There was no Cinco de Mayo war. The holiday celebrates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It was a relatively minor battle — the French reclaimed Puebla a …

Clinical waste collection costs double

But Garry Pettigrew, the ex-boss of HES, which went into liquidation four months after all of its staff were made redundant, has claimed his firm charged a maximum of £11m per year – about £211,500 per week – for the collections. Image caption Waste was piled on top of containers at health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld in January but has since been collected BBC Scotland published pictures in January showing bags of clinical waste piled high at three health centres in North Lanarkshire and at the time estimates suggested up to 300 tonnes of clinical waste and 10 tonnes of anatomical waste were also piled up at the HES plants in Dundee and Shotts, North Lanarkshire. Environment Secretary …

‘Batwoman’ Teaser Shows Lesbian Superhero Guarding Over Gotham City

Batwoman” series and promptly released a moody teaser. Ruby Rose, stands sentry over Gotham City as the moon glows and her cape flutters in the wind. “Batwoman” gender fluid, got the “Batwoman” role last summer and appeared in the Arrowverse crossover event “Elseworlds,” In the series, Batwoman will be fighting crime in Gotham about three years after Batman has disappeared, according to RELATED COVERAGE Ruby Rose Suits Up As Batwoman In First Look At Arrowverse Crossover Ruby Rose Became Very Emotional After Landing The Role Of Batwoman New 'Batwoman' Series Could Make History With Lesbian Superhero

Stewart: I’d bring country together as PM

Conservative leadership: Javid and other contenders take to the stage Rory Stewart: Brexit red lines ‘could shift’ The hustings to be our next prime minister, in all but name In March Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told The Sunday Times if she were leader she would use money saved by Brexit to fund tax cuts for businesses and young people. Justine Greening told the same paper she would be tempted to enter the race to ensure the Conservatives bring a modern approach and equality of opportunity. And Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said it is “entirely possible” she will launch a bid for the Tory leadership once Mrs May steps down. ‘Reach out’ Mr Stewart was …

Nurse denied world record for not running London Marathon in a skirt

A British nurse who ran the London Marathon in her uniform said she was denied a Guinness World Records listing because she wasn’t wearing a skirt, only scrubs. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP) “I’m sure Guinness World Records don’t intend to cause offense, but it would be nice if they decided to revise their criteria instead of reinforcing old gender stereotypes,” she told the magazine. Last Sunday marked the 39th running of the London Marathon, which saw over 42,000 people cross the finish line. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed Trending in Sports Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Duchess of Sussex gives birth to boy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Harry says he and Meghan are “absolutely thrilled” The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy, the Duke of Sussex has announced. A beaming Prince Harry said they were “absolutely thrilled” and thanked the public for their support. He said Meghan and the baby were doing “incredibly well”, adding that they were still thinking about names for the infant, who was delivered at 05:26 BST. Buckingham Palace said the baby weighed 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg), and that the duke was present for the birth. The baby boy is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess …

Injured iguana still in protective custody a month after owner swung it at an Ohio restaurant manager

A bright teal iguana with green flecks on its skin was named Copper by police. (Painesville Police Department) The reptile has remained in the protective custody of the Lake County Humane Society, which says she needs a surgery that would cost about $1,600; according to intake coordinator Allison Rothlisberger, the procedure can’t be done without the approval of a judge. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Humane Society is seeking tax-deductible donations to pay for the surgery. For now, the animal is getting basic care to make it as comfortable as possible. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

How Tulisa shaped one of the decade’s biggest hits

Her new single Daddy was released last month, the first of a three-single record deal she has signed. It’s captured attention with the help of its sexualised video – which sees a pink-haired Tulisa performing alongside pole-dancers while singing: “I wanna call you daddy, make you want all my love.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Britney Spears and Will.I.Am released, Scream And Shout, which Tulisa had originally recorded “And Will.I.Am heard it through the producer and, being a lot closer to him than I am, basically went ‘give me this record’.” Will had approached Tulisa to ask for her permission, but she was keen to keep the song for herself. Some discussion followed about whether they could team up …

Buttigieg, husband attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class

PLAINS, Ga. – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) and his husband, Chasten Glezman, have joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia. At Carter’s invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church. Carter told the audience that two other Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar (KLOH’-buh-shar) of Minnesota, had previously attended his classes. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Kim Jong Un Supervises ‘Guided Weapons’ Test; Trump Says: ‘I’m With Him.’

North Korean leader Analysts believe one of the weapons was a Following earlier reports of the tests, President Donald Trump, oddly, tweeted Saturday: “I am with him,” referring to Kim. changed the word “missiles” to “projectiles” because it was unclear what was launched. violation of an inter-Korean military agreement. “Our military has ramped up surveillance and vigilance in case of a further launch from North Korea,” the Joint Chiefs said, reported The Washington Post. “South Korea and the The drill tested “large-caliber long-range multiple rocket launchers and Kim stressed the strike was needed for combat readiness to “defend the political sovereignty and economic self-sustenance” of the nation in the face of threats and invasion, KCNA reported. Tough the U.S. was not mentioned …