Internet Infrastructure Firm To Host Trump’s New Social Media Platform

RightForge was building a global network in response to the de-platforming of Trump and Parler(FILE) Internet infrastructure firm RightForge will host former US President Donald Trump’s new social media platform, the hosting company’s Chief Executive Officer Martin Avila told Axios. Trump is set to launch his own social media app, TRUTH Social, that he said … Read more

Brazilian commission votes in favor of recommending criminal charges against Bolsonaro

Seven of the commission’s eleven senators voted on Tuesday evening to support recommendations contained in a 1,288-page report on the pandemic. The document calls for charges against two companies and 78 individuals, including Bolsonaro, over the pandemic’s enormous toll on the country. More than 605,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Brazil — the second-highest … Read more

Budget 2021 analysis: Leaks give parliamentarians a better chance of holding the government to account

By my tally there have been at least 15 different parts of the budget trailed in advance of Wednesday’s speech by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, from a boost in transport spending outside London to minimum wage rises to skills spending. This upset Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle who admonished ministers for making budget announcements in newspapers and … Read more

Instagram influencer Gabby Allen’s post for Primark banned

An Instagram influencer’s post promoting Primark products has been banned after she failed to make it adequately clear she had a commercial relationship with the brand. Gabby Allen, a former Love Island contestant, posted a photo of herself with the caption: “Feeling fab but chilled Wearing these jeans and top from one and only @primark … Read more

US Panel Recommends Pfizer Covid Vaccine For Younger Children

A Pfizer analysis showed the vaccine was 90.7% effective at preventing symptomatic Covid Washington: A medical panel of US government advisors endorsed the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in five-to-11-year-olds Tuesday, paving the way for younger children to get their shots within weeks. The independent experts concluded the known benefits — both directly to kids’ health but … Read more

‘Green’ or ‘greenwashing’: Saudi Arabia’s climate change pledges

Under pressure to decarbonise, Saudi Arabia has announced a raft of measures to deal with the intensifying climate crisis, but critics say the moves are just a smokescreen to keep fossil fuels propelling its economy. After holding the “Middle East Green Initiative” over the weekend, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presented a series of … Read more

US expert panel backs Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11

A US advisory committee supported giving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages five to 11, clearing the way for the vaccine to become available to millions of children. The 18-member panel of experts advising the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously with one abstention that the vaccine”s benefits outweigh its risks. The … Read more

COVID-19: NHS Test and Trace failed in its ‘main objective’, highly-critical report from committee of MPs finds

NHS Test and Trace has failed to achieve its “main objective” of helping break chains of COVID transmission and allowing people to return to normality despite being given an “eye-watering” amount of money, a highly-critical report from MPs has said. According to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the programme’s outcomes have been “muddled” and a … Read more