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Facebook's profits hit $11.2 billion last year

The giant company said in a recent statement that it attained a profit of $11.2 billion in the last three months of 2020, an increase of more than 50% from 2019.  Facebook's revenue also rose 33% to roughly $28 billion during the quarter despite the pandemic, showing the stability of its core advertising business. Criticism of Facebook's policies continue to rise  Although Facebook's business continues to improve, it is facing accumulating examination from regulators over its acquisitions, and from critics, for the role, the platform may have played in circulating lies about the US presidentia... Read

Facebook suspends Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-linked chatbot

The social media platform-Facebook-recently deleted a post made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The tech giant also suspended a chatbot linked to his account, explaining that the chat violated the company's privacy policy.  Facebook claims the message violated its privacy policy  In a statement released by Facebook via a spokesperson, they explained that their privacy policy is against content that shares or asks for individuals' medical information. The spokesperson for Facebook also added that Facebook removed the post that violated the rule, and temporarily suspended the Messe... Read

32 people killed by suicide bombers in Baghdad

A total of 32 and 110 people were killed and injured respectively after two suicide bombers triggered a bomb in a busy central located in central Baghdad.   The attack is the first suicide attack by extremists in Baghdad in over two years. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks  ISIS, the jihadist terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the attack on its official media channels. Iraqi President Barham Salih spoke against the attack in a tweet.  He tweeted that the bomb attack by the extremists against the citizens of Baghdad shows that terrorist groups are against the national growth... Read

Florida data analyst turns herself in after accusing Florida of falsifying coronavirus data

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said in a recent statement that a former Florida data analyst, famous for revealing that Florida hid the full impact of the coronavirus from the public, has agreed to present herself to the authorities.  The FDLE added that the data analyst, Rebekah Jones, has been charged by the state with one count of violations. Her charges are reportedly very serious and could lead to serious jail time if she gets convicted.   The Florida data analyst currently has the coronavirus  After giving herself up to the Leon County Detention Facility, Rebekah Jones... Read

The UK witnessed a massive drop in the number of cars produced in the country

The latest industry figures from the car manufacturing industry in the UK show that the number of new cars built in the country last year drastically reduced to just under 921,000, the lowest number since 1984.   The society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders chief- Mike Hawes- when asked, said that the UK's car output was currently 920,928 vehicles, a 29.3% fall in 2019, making 2020 a dreadful year for the business. Coronavirus pandemic contributed to the drop in output  Mike Hawkes added that the pandemic forced car plants to close and contributed to the drop in consumer demand.   He also ad... Read