Facebook launches fact-checking service on WhatsApp in Italy to fight coronavirus hoaxes

Sallie Anderson

Facebook Inc. introduced a service in Italy to check the precision of the information on coronavirus circulating on its messaging platform WhatsApp, the U.S. tech company stated on Thursday. In a recent effort to fight controlled material, Facebook stated it was dealing with regional fact-checking service Facta which is examining content circulating on WhatsApp, including […]

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Bill Withers, soulful singer of ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ dead at 81

Adrian Ovalle

Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day,” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has passed away at age 81 from heart problems, his family stated on Friday. Withers produced nine albums, most of them written and recorded in the 1970s, starting with “Just As I Am,” which included […]

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Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson leave hospital after coronavirus treatment

Adrian Ovalle

Oscar-winning star Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have actually left a hospital in Australia’s Queensland state five days after screening favorable for the coronavirus, Individuals publication reported on Monday. The set is now resting at a leased home in Australia and stay under quarantine in the house, the U.S. publication‘s report stated, pointing […]

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Starboard nominates four to eBay’s board, wants outsider as CEO

Sallie Anderson

Activist investor Starboard Value is pressuring eBay for the second time in two years and said on Thursday that it plans to install four directors on the e-commerce company’s 14 member board. The hedge fund, which last year helped fill one board seat, said the board had been slow in changing its chief executive and […]

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U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard ends Democratic presidential bid, endorses Biden

Derrick Santistevan

Representative Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who campaigned to end “forever wars,” dropped her long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday and endorsed front-runner Joe Biden in a video posted to Twitter. “Although I may not agree with the vice president on every issue, I know that he has a good […]

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Jack Ma donates two million masks for coronavirus crisis in Europe

Sallie Anderson

Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has vowed to contribute two million protective masks for distribution throughout Europe, with a first consignment arriving in Belgium late on Friday. A freight airplane packed with 500,000 masks and other medical products such as test packages landed at Liege Airport. The consignment will be sent out to […]

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U.S. House passes coronavirus bill funding free tests, sick leave

Sandra Loyd

The U.S. House passed a coronavirus help bundle early on Saturday that would supply free screening and paid sick leave, in a quote to restrict the financial damage from a pandemic that has actually shuttered schools, sports arenas, and workplaces. By a bipartisan vote of 363 to 40, the Democratic-controlled House passed a multi-billion-dollar effort […]

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