Coronavirus: Philippines reports first death outside China as Duterte orders travel ban on visitors from mainland, Hong Kong | South China Morning Post

The victim was a 44-year-old male Chinese national who was the companion of a 38-year-old Chinese woman who arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan on January 21.

Source: Coronavirus: Philippines reports first death outside China as Duterte orders travel ban on visitors from mainland, Hong Kong | South China Morning Post

Facebook commitment to free speech will ‘piss people off’, Zuckerberg says

It’s actually a commitment to profit from ads based on fear, hate, and lies that go viral – he is lying about a commitment to free speech. He would have taken ads from Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini and called it being a defender of free speech.

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CEO defended Facebook’s decision not to ban political ads and said company will ‘stand up for free expression’

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, has unveiled a new approach to political advertising which he described as a stand for the principles of free speech, but also one that will “piss off a lot of people”.

In a candid discussion at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020 in Salt Lake City on Friday, Zuckerberg said that since his company is criticized for both what it does and does not do in terms of monitoring use of its platform, it will now support free speech “because in order to be trusted, people need to know what you stand for”.

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China reports outbreak of deadly bird flu among chickens in Hunan province, close to coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan | South China Morning Post

China reports new outbreak of deadly bird flu even as country struggles to contain spread of coronavirus.
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Trump ditches Obama-era prohibition on use of landmines, citing ‘great power competition’

Likely to have something to do with profit for maker of new mines – killer profiteering!

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US President Donald Trump cancels a ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines outside the Korean peninsula, saying the previous policy could put American troops at a “severe disadvantage”.

6 Indians in China stopped from boarding AI flight

Six Indians stranded at the coronavirus-hit Wuhan city were stopped from boarding the first special Air India flight to India due to high fever, officials said on Saturday. Officials said that six Indians could not board the flight as they were stopped by the Chinese immigration officials after they tested for high temperature.