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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