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A view of the iconic Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, on the deserted historic Sultanahmet district due to the lockdown against the spread of the coronavirus, in Istanbul, Friday, April 24, 2020, during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Millions of Muslims have started the holiest month on the Islamic calendar under the coronavirus lockdown or strict social restrictions, deepening their anxiety over the disease. Turkey has banned communal eating during Ramadan for breaking people's fasting in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 27, 2020 - 10:28 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has detained 402 people in the past 42 days for allegedly sharing “false and provocative” social media postings concerning the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Monday. An Interior Ministry statement said officials have inspected more than 6,000 social media accounts...
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In a photo provided by Joey Morvant, Emily Istre, of Lafayette, La., holds a squirrel she named Willamina on April 21, 2020. She took care of the squirrel, which she also called One Eyed Willa, for several weeks after her mother found it alone in a backyard. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries took the squirrel from Istre on Thursday, April 23, 2020, and sent it to a wildlife rehab specialist. (Joey Morvant via AP)
April 26, 2020 - 9:03 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A one-eyed squirrel that gained a social media following is being returned to nature. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries took Willamina the squirrel from Emily Istre of Lafayette on Thursday, the Acadiana Advocate reported. Istre created an Instagram account...
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In a photo taken Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Kimberly Klacik, who is the Republican 7th Congressional District candidate, poses for The Associated Press in her campaign headquarters in Timonium, Md. The office sits empty because of the coronavirus outbreak. Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Klacik won special primaries for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by the late Elijah Cummings. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 25, 2020 - 9:08 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ballots cast in person in Maryland's special congressional election between Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik will be quarantined for about 24 hours after poll close before being counted — to give any potential germs a chance to die to help protect election...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo, members of the Vermont House of Representatives convene in a Zoom video conference for its first full parliamentary online session in Montpelier, Vt. With people’s social lives moved indefinitely online, a bevy of tech companies want to unseat fast-rising Zoom from its perch, given security concerns and other issues with the video-calling service. There’s Houseparty, Jitsy, along with offerings from Google and Microsoft. Now, Facebook is stepping into the fray, hoping that its massive user base will give it the needed edge to drown out the competition in this already crowded field. (Wilson Ring/Zoom via AP)
April 24, 2020 - 1:36 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Amid the coronavirus pandemic, this has become an era of Zoom birthdays, virtual happy hours, FaceTime story times and Google yoga classes. Our friends, coworkers, teachers — and doctors, if we're lucky — now largely exist as faces in rectangles on our phones and computer...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, Chinese Foreign Ministry new spokesman Zhao Lijian gestures as he speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. From Asia to Africa, London to Berlin, Chinese envoys have set off diplomatic firestorms with a combative defense whenever their country is accused of not acting quickly enough to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
April 24, 2020 - 2:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — From Asia to Africa, London to Berlin, Chinese envoys have set off diplomatic firestorms with a combative defense whenever their country is accused of not acting quickly enough to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. They belong to a new generation of “Wolf Warrior” diplomats...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer speaks during a press conference following his semifinal loss to Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Federer has raised the prospect of merging the governing bodies that oversee the men’s and women’s professional tennis tours. The 20-time Grand Slam champion began a string of posts on Twitter by saying the shutdown of tennis because of the coronavirus outbreak has given the sport an ideal opportunity to assess its future. Federer says it might be “the time for men’s and women’s tennis to be united and come together as one.” (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
April 22, 2020 - 3:33 pm
Roger Federer used a string of tweets Wednesday to call for the merger of the governing bodies for the men's and women's professional tennis tours, sparking a conversation among players and fans. The 20-time Grand Slam champion's comments drew plenty of support, including from rival Rafael Nadal...
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This undated image provided by Facebook shows a sample screenshot of Facebook. Facebook says it will start to include the location of popular election-related pages in every post they make on its site and on Instagram. (Facebook via AP)
April 22, 2020 - 2:34 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday it will label posts from popular accounts with their geographic origin in an attempt to curb political misinformation by foreign-based pages that mimic legitimate groups and political parties. The new policy will apply to popular pages about elections...
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FILE- In this Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani, center, with wife Neeta Ambani arrives for 42nd Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Limited in Mumbai, India. Facebook says it plans to invest $5.7 billion in India’s telecom giant Reliance Jio. The investment will give Facebook a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms, the digital technologies and app developing division of Reliance Industries. Ambani, Reliance’s head and India’s richest man, said that he is “humbled” to have Facebook as a long-term partner, and that the investment will help propel India’s digital push forward. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
April 22, 2020 - 10:17 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook says it plans to invest $5.7 billion in India’s telecom giant Reliance Jio. The investment will give Facebook a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms, the digital technologies and app developing division of Reliance Industries. Reliance Jio has the highest number of customers in...
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A woman holds a sign as she attends a rally outside the Missouri Capitol to protests stay-at-home orders put into place due to the COVID-19 outbreak Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Jefferson City, Mo. Several hundred people attended the rally to protest the restrictions and urge the reopening of businesses closed in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus . (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 21, 2020 - 3:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of posts fly in the new Facebook groups daily. The coronavirus numbers are fake, some of the social media videos claim. “Social distancing is the new way to control you, your family and your behavior,” another commenter warns. Others say the pandemic is...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows a Google sign and the Facebook app. Global digital platforms Google and Facebook will be forced to pay for news content in Australia, the government said on Monday, April 20, 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic causes a collapse in advertising revenue. (AP Photo/File)
April 19, 2020 - 9:55 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Global digital platforms Google and Facebook will be forced to pay for news content in Australia, the government said on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic causes a collapse in advertising revenue. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Australian Competition and Consumer...
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