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Dangers of media manipulation and misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic

At a time when a handful of powerful global technology platforms are disrupting the traditional means of informing society, media manipulation and disinformation campaigns are challenging political and social institutions. Disinformation campaigns and fake news, often spread on social media, are increasingly a headache for businesses around the world. Technology companies are taking unprecedented steps …

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Russian Covid-19 “Sputnik V” Vaccine Is Now Approved

In a surprising and confusing move, Russia claimed that the nation has officially approved the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine after the Russian Health Ministry issued a so-called “pre-approval” for the vaccine candidate, which has been tested on just 76 people. Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare …

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Apple and Google have teamed up against the COVID-19 coronavirus

Apple and Google have formed a partnership to use smartphone technology to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The new software, which both companies want to add to the phones, would allow wireless Bluetooth technology to detect coronavirus carriers that could infect people. The idea is to help national governments introduce so-called contact tracing, which will run …

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American Embassy in Beijing had raised concerns about possible safety problems at a laboratory in Wuhan in 2018

Since the outbreak began in December, the most common assumption is that the virus originated in the so-called “wet market” of Wuhan, a Chinese city where the first COVID cases were reported. But with the spread of the virus around the world, the role of health laboratories in the United States has come under increasing …

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