Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content ahead of the midterm elections in November. The network maintained fake accounts across Meta’s social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as competitor service Twitter … Read more

YouTube in challenge to TikTok to give Shorts creators 45% of ad sales

YouTube in challenge to TikTok to give Shorts creators 45% of ad sales

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – YouTube unveiled a new way for creators to make money on short-form video, as it faces intensifying competition from TikTok. The Google-owned (GOOGL.O) streaming service announced Tuesday that it would introduce advertising on its video feature Shorts and give video … Read more

Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a $20 billion Shanghai splurge

Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a  billion Shanghai splurge

Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency networks Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and Ripple plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 20 (Reuters) – The Merge came, saw and conquered. Not that you’d guess from crypto prices. The Ethereum blockchain’s mega-upgrade finally went … Read more

Gaza farmer unearths Byzantine-era mosaic

Gaza farmer unearths Byzantine-era mosaic

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GAZA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – An ornate Byzantine floor mosaic showing a variety of colourful birds and other animals has been discovered by chance in Gaza after a Palestinian farmer tried to plant new trees on his land. Salman al-Nabahin unearthed the relic six months ago … Read more

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters

BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Before the pandemic, Doris Fu imagined a different future for herself and her family: new car, bigger apartment, fine dining on weekends and holidays on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year old Shanghai marketing consultant is one of many Chinese in their 20s and 30s cutting spending and saving cash where … Read more

Fury grows in Iran over woman who died after hijab arrest

Fury grows in Iran over woman who died after hijab arrest

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Young woman died in custody of morality police Iran sees street protests and social media anger Government denies Mahsa Amini was beaten DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Protests persisted on Sunday and #MahsaAmini became one of the top hashtags ever on Persian-language Twitter as Iranians fumed … Read more

Taiwan ‘specially invited’ to sign queen’s condolence book

Taiwan ‘specially invited’ to sign queen’s condolence book

A portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is seen in a window, following her death, in London, Britain, September 17, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s de facto ambassador in London received a “special invite” to sign the book of condolence for Britain’s Queen … Read more

William and Harry stand vigil with cousins at queen’s coffin

William and Harry stand vigil with cousins at queen’s coffin

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren hold vigil Line to see queen’s coffin stretches for 11 hours World leaders start arriving in London for funeral LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Princes William and Harry stood vigil at either end of the coffin of their grandmother Queen Elizabeth on Saturday, heads bowed as a line of mourners streamed past … Read more

U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 16 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback … Read more

London police charge man with sexually assaulting women queuing to see queen’s coffin

London police charge man with sexually assaulting women queuing to see queen’s coffin

People queue to visit Britain’s Queen Elizabeth lying in state, following her death, in London, Britain September 16, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – London police said a man was charged on Friday with two counts of sexual assault after two women reported being … Read more