“Our ultimate goal is to eliminate hate on TikTok. We recognise that this may seem an insurmountable challenge as the world is increasingly polarised, but we believe that this shouldn’t stop us from trying,” TikTok’s head of trust and safety for EMEA Cormac Keenan said in a statement. … [Read more...] about TikTok to join EU code of conduct against hate speech
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Navalny was poisoned either from his underclothing, contaminated at the Tomsk hotel he stayed in on August 19-20, or by ingesting the substance from tea he drank at the Tomsk airport. If all had gone according to plan, Navalny would have died on the four-hour flight back to Moscow, where Russian medical authorities could then easily cover up the cause of death, as they apparently did with investigative journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin, who died in July 2003 from poisoning, with symptoms similar to those of Navalny. Instead, the pilot made an emergency landing at Omsk and Navalny immediately received an antidote (atropine) at the local hospital because of what doctors said was his “clinical presentation.” (Under apparent pressure from Kremlin agents, the doctors then insisted that Navalny's illness was a result of natural causes, such as "metabolic disorders" or diabetes.) … [Read more...] about Navalny Had Many Enemies in the Kremlin—but Who Wanted Him Dead?
Who is Alexei Navalny? Navalny takes to social media His anti-Kremlin rhetoric led Navalny to be banned from appearing on Russian state-owned television. That forced him to deliver his political message over social media and his blog. His talent for public speaking, punchy use of language and humorous mockery of Putin and his loyalists mobilized a legion of young followers. … [Read more...] about Poland urges Germany to stop Nord Stream 2
Who is Alexei Navalny? An airport drink — and a coma On August 20, Navalny's spokesperson announced that after drinking tea while in an airport, the activist became violently ill during a flight. The plane made an emergency landing, and Navalny was rushed to a hospital (above), where he was reported to be in a coma and on a ventilator. Navalny's associates claimed he had been poisoned and pointed to previous attacks on the activist. … [Read more...] about Nord Stream 2: Poland urges Germany to drop Russia’s gas pipeline project
Coronavirus in Slovakia: Health Minister Marek Krajčí recommends people do not to travel in light of the worsening coronavirus situation in Slovakia and its neighbouring countries. The pandemic commission will recommend that the crisis staff list the Czech Republic among the red countries. Limits to mass events have also been recommended. Read more about the latest coronavirus-related recommendations here. Authorities reported 186 new coronavirus cases in Slovakia as of Friday morning. Even though half a year has passed since the first wave of the pandemic surged in Slovakia, the state is still lacking epidemiologists to deal with the situation. Epidemiologists play a key role in times of epidemics. The lack of epidemiologists and the lack of prognoses are just two out of several deficiencies that the Sme daily found when it analysed the preparedness of Slovakia and its health care system for the second wave of the spread of the coronavirus. Related articleRelated … [Read more...] about News digest: Minister discourages people from travelling, more limits pondered