YouTube will delete videos that falsely link 5G to the novel coronavirus after reports of people setting phone masts on fire

YouTube will delete videos that groundlessly link 5G technology to the spread of COVID-19. According to The Guardian, the video-sharing site will actively remove videos that breach its policies. YouTube could let “borderline” content on 5G-related conspiracy theories stay on the site provided it doesn’t mention coronavirus, though it could still be suppressed and removed from search results. Conspiracy theorists have connected the emerging mobile technology to the pandemic, with people in the UK reportedly setting mobile phone masts alight. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. YouTube will reduce the number of videos on its platform that groundlessly link 5G technology to the spread of COVID-19. According to The… Read More

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UK mobile carriers politely ask people to stop burning 5G towers

Photo by Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The top four UK mobile operators have issued a joint statement asking for help to stop people burning 5G towers. Multiple cell towers were targeted in the UK last week in apparent arson attacks, after online conspiracy theories have been falsely linking the spread of the coronavirus pandemic to the roll out of 5G. There’s no scientific evidence to suggest a link, but the theories have been spreading widely on social networks like Facebook and Nextdoor. “Not only are these claims baseless, they are harmful for the people and businesses that rely on the continuity of our services,” says a joint… Read More

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F1: ‘four teams could disappear’, warns McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown

Description Zak Brown is the chief executive officer of McLaren Racing Credits Mark Thompson/Getty Images Alt Text Zak Brown is the chief executive officer of McLaren Racing Ron Dennis launches initiative to provide one million free meals to NHS workers One-Minute Read Monday, April 6, 2020 – 10:09am McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has issued a warning over Formula 1’s future amid the coronavirus crisis. See related F1: introducing McLaren’s new driver… #BaldoNorris F1: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are the sport’s ‘only two stars’, says Flavio Briatore As things stand the opening eight races of the 2020 season have been cancelled or postponed and the next event on the… Read More

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Trump says the US Navy hospital ship in New York City may soon be used to treat coronavirus patients

The US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which is docked off the coast of Manhattan, may soon start taking in coronavirus patients. The 1,000-bed ship was deployed to New York last month to ease the burden on other healthcare facilities as they treat patients with COVID-19. But the ship had only filled around 2% of its beds as of last week. Speaking at a White House press briefing on Sunday, Trump said the ship would be used to treat coronavirus patients if needed. “That was not supposed to be about the virus at all, under any circumstances,” Trump said of the ship. “But it looks like, more and more, we’re… Read More

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Wisconsin’s Warning for the Pandemic Election

“I’m accused of trying to conduct a voter purge in the state of Wisconsin,” Rick Esenberg told me by way of introduction. Esenberg runs the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which is suing to force the state’s election commission to remove hundreds of thousands of “inactive” voters from the rolls. I had called Esenberg to ask about the in-person election that Wisconsin is holding tomorrow even as its citizens are under a statewide directive to stay at home amid the coronavirus outbreak. Democrats, including Governor Tony Evers, want to conduct the election by mail so that Wisconsinites don’t have to risk their health to go to the polls. The… Read More

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‘Shrugging off the pessimism’: Stocks rally on early signs that lockdowns are working against coronavirus

Global stocks jumped on Monday as lockdowns in several novel coronavirus hotspots appeared to be slowing the pandemic’s spread. Italy suffered its fewest deaths in more than two weeks, while death tolls in France and Spain fell to multi-day lows. “We’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel,” President Donald Trump said on Sunday, although he warned of a “horrific” number of deaths in the coming days and weeks. “Policymakers need to be immensely vigilant and careful” about easing containment measures, one analyst said, or they risk a second wave of infections that prolongs the economic downturn. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Global stocks surged… Read More

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Coronavirus: how does the traffic light exit strategy work?

Description Police officers on patrol outside the new emergency NHS Nightingale Hospital at ExCeL London Credits Hollie Adams/Getty Images Alt Text police coronavirus New report by PM’s former adviser backs phased return to normal life after lockdown In Depth James Ashford Monday, April 6, 2020 – 10:48am A new exit strategy from the UK’s coronavirus lockdown has been put forward by Boris Johnson’s former chief economic adviser. See related F1: introducing McLaren’s new driver… #BaldoNorris F1: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are the sport’s ‘only two stars’, says Flavio Briatore Gerard Lyons – who served under Johnson when the now prime minister was mayor of London – and fellow economist… Read More

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Check out the pitch deck that London fintech Yapily used to raise $13 million in funding from Lakestar despite coronavirus

London-based fintech Yapily has raised $13 million from Lakestar to help the company continue its personnel and geographic growth. The company sells its open banking API into Fortune 500 companies as well as high growth fintech companies in the UK like GoCardless. “Doing a funding round in normal situation is stressful and challenging but at this time it’s even more so,” Stefano Vacinno CEO of Yapily. “Lakestar understand this market well and have been following us for a while.” Click here for more BI Prime stories. London-based fintech Yapily has raised $13 million from Lakestar to help the company continue its personnel and geographic growth. The company sells its open… Read More

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Who is Dominic Raab? What we know about Boris Johnson’s ‘designated survivor’ as prime minister

Boris Johnson has been hospitalised after experiencing “persistent symptoms” of the coronavirus. As First Secretary of State, Raab will deputise for the prime minister while Johnson is in hospital Raab is a controversial figure both inside and outside the UK government. The news that Raab would deputise for Johnson was received like “a cup of cold sick” by his cabinet rivals, according to one report. Raab has caused controversy with his political views and comments about women. Colleagues believe he lacks the emotional intelligence required for the role, with some rivals keen to assume his position as Johnson’s deputy. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The news that Boris… Read More

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Kyle Walker: sex party could cost Man City star £250,000

Description Manchester City defender Kyle Walker Credits Stu Forster/Getty Images Alt Text Manchester City defender Kyle Walker City will conduct an internal disciplinary procedure into defender’s actions One-Minute Read Monday, April 6, 2020 – 8:42am In the war of words that has broken out in English football one thing is for certain: the players are losing the public relations battle and sympathy from the public is running short. See related Today’s back pages: Liverpool slammed for furlough move as football’s civil war rages on It’s not so much the ongoing row about pay cuts – although that is becoming increasingly distasteful as coronavirus continues to cut a deadly swathe across… Read More

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