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Voice of America – English: Britain copes with multiple travel bans


Over 40 countries have imposed travel bans on people arriving from Britain, after the government announced last week it had detected a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus. Plus,  Scientists say a second, more serious, wave of COVID-19 in South Africa is being driven, in part, by a new variant of the virus. and One Hong Kong family prepares to say goodbye.

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Voice of America – English: Britain copes with multiple travel bans


Over 40 countries have imposed travel bans on people arriving from Britain, after the government announced last week it had detected a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus. Plus,  Scientists say a second, more serious, wave of COVID-19 in South Africa is being driven, in part, by a new variant of the virus. and One Hong Kong family prepares to say goodbye.

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Voice of America – English: Daybreak Africa


Voice of America – English


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Europe: European tech accuses US of using sanctions to shut it out of China


Business says EU groups are losing out on licences to sell to blacklisted Chinese companies

Europe


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NYT > World > Europe: Your Wednesday Briefing


Two men from Romania wait in their car at the entrance to the port in Dover, England.

NYT > World > Europe


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Voice of America – English: Voting Equipment Worker Sues Trump Campaign and Conservative Media


An election systems worker driven into hiding by death threats has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s campaign, two of its lawyers and some conservative media figures and outlets.

Eric Coomer, security director at the Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems, said he wants his life back after being named in false charges as a key actor in “rigging” the election for President-elect Joe Biden. There has been no evidence that the election was rigged.

His lawsuit, filed Friday in district court in Denver County, Colorado, names the Trump campaign, lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, conservative columnist Michelle Malkin, the website Gateway Pundit, Colorado conservative activist Joseph Oltmann, and conservative media Newsmax and One America News Network.

There was no immediate comment from those named in the lawsuit.

“I have been thrust into the public spotlight by people with political and financial agendas but, at heart, I am a private person,” Coomer said in a statement.

“While I intend to do everything I can to recapture my prior lifestyle, I have few illusions in this regard,” he said. “And so, today, I put my trust in the legal process, which has already exposed the truth of the 2020 presidential election.”

Dominion, which provided vote-counting equipment to several states, has denied accusations that it switched Trump votes in Biden’s favor, and no evidence has emerged to back those charges up.

Dominion and another voting technology company, Smartmatic, have begun to fight back against being named in baseless conspiracy theories. After legal threats were made, Fox News Channel and Newsmax in recent days have aired retractions of some claims made on their networks.

His lawyers said Coomer has become “the face of the false claims.” Coomer’s name first got public exposure in a podcast by Oltmann, who claimed to have heard a strategy call of Antifa activists. When the prospect of a Trump victory was brought up, Oltmann said a man identified as “Eric from Dominion” supposedly said “don’t worry about the election, Trump is not going to win. I made … sure of that,” adding an expletive.

In an opinion piece written for the Denver Post, Coomer wrote that he has no connections to Antifa, was never on any call and the idea that there is some recording of him is “wholly fabricated.”

The fact-checking website Snopes said Oltmann hasn’t cooperated in any attempts to verify his claims.

Oltmann also claimed that Coomer made anti-Trump comments on Facebook. The lawsuit acknowledged that Coomer made comments critical of the president on his private Facebook page; he now says his page is inactive.

Oltmann’s charges spread after he was interviewed by Malkin and Gateway Pundit. Eric Trump tweeted about them. OANN, and its White House correspondent Chanel Rion, reported on them. Powell, misidentifying Coomer as working for Smartmatic, said at a news conference that Coomer’s “social media is filled with hatred” for Trump, and she later repeated her charges in a Newsmax interview.

Giuliani, at a news conference, called Coomer “a vicious, vicious man. He wrote horrible things about the president … He is completely warped,” according to the lawsuit.

Fox News Channel, another network popular with Trump supporters, is not being sued, and Coomer actually uses Fox’s Tucker Carlson to buttress his case. The lawsuit notes a scheduled Powell appearance on Carlson’s show did not happen after she could not provide evidence for her charges.

Coomer told The Associated Press earlier this month that right-wing websites posted his photo, home address and details about his family. Death threats began almost immediately.

He said his father, an Army veteran, received a handwritten letter asking, “How does it feel to have a traitor for a son.”

“It’s terrifying,” Coomer said. “I’ve worked in international elections in all sorts of post-conflict countries where election violence is real and people are getting killed over it. And I feel that we’re on the verge of that.” 

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Voice of America – English: Britain copes with multiple travel bans


Over 40 countries have imposed travel bans on people arriving from Britain, after the government announced last week it had detected a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus. Plus,  Scientists say a second, more serious, wave of COVID-19 in South Africa is being driven, in part, by a new variant of the virus. and One Hong Kong family prepares to say goodbye.

Voice of America – English


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Voice of America – English: International Edition


Voice of America – English


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Voice of America – English: The Infodemic: Social Media Posts Spread Misinformation About COVID-19 Deaths


Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Daily Debunk

Claim: “A virus DID NOT kill 300,000 Americans. Old age did. Pharmaceuticals did. Processed foods did. Pesticides did. Hospitals & Ventilators did. Lack of proper nutrition, sunlight & exercise did.”

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

 

Social Media Disinfo

 

Circulating on social media: An image from Paris’ celebrations after France won the 2018 World Cup has been widely shared on Facebook, with the claim it shows protests in Paris against coronavirus restrictions in December 2020.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

How gendered disinformation adapts to the context of Covid-19
— European Federation of Journalists, December 21

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“shoigu” – Google News: Number of long-range cruise missile carriers in Russia up 13 times since 2012 – TASS


Number of long-range cruise missile carriers in Russia up 13 times since 2012  TASS

“shoigu” – Google News