About half of US teens use the social media site, and the number of American users 65 and olde
r has doubled to 41% since 2012, according to Hootsuite, a social media management platform.
The Explore and hashtag pages of Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, also will not show or rec
ommend content that contains anti-vaccination messages, Bickert said, explaining the details with a simple example.
If verified vaccine hoaxes — identified by World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Preve
ntion — appear on Facebook, the company will take action, she said: “For example, if a group or Page admin posts this
vaccine misinformation, we will exclude the entire group or Page from recommendations, reduce these groups an
d Pages’ distribution in News Feed and Search, and reject ads with this misinformation.”
A page labeled “Your ad preferences” reveals how the social media site catego
rizes the interests of each user, a recent Pew Research Center survey noted. However, most survey
participants (74%) reported not knowing that a list of their traits and interests existed within the company’s data. And on
ce directed to their “ad preferences” page, half said they are not comfortable with the company creating such a list.
ed, the president would orchestrate a national conference to pave
a way for debate over amending the constitution and deciding a time for early elections.
However, the regime’s talk of compromise did little to placate voter frustrations and was met with ridicule, says St
ephen McInerney, executive director for the Washington-based Project on Middle East Democracy.
Algerian lawyers protest on February 25, holding up placards with slogans in Arabic that read: “The lawyers are with the people.”
For many Algerians, he says, the suggestion of early elections was simply a play for time by the country’s ruling pa
rty, the National Liberation Front, which appears to have been unable to choose a successor to Bouteflika.
”They tried to buy themselves more time, but on the other hand, the
y’ve had quite a bit of time and they’ve known this election was on the calendar,” McInerney adds.
to reduce pollution from industrial production, coal used as fuel, and motor vehicles, which are the t
hree major sources of pollution. In addition, more will be done to reduce pollution by up
grading heating and switching from coal to clean energy in industrial northern China.
As for the still challenging problem of water pollution, according to the GWR, China pl
ans to achieve a 2 percent decrease in both chemical oxygen demand and ammonia nitrogen emi
ssions this year as the government strengthens its efforts to curb water and soil pollution.
America’s master of malapropisms, Yogi Berra, once said that “You can observe a lot by wat
ching”. We can see with our own eyes how much progress has begun to be made in Beijing and other cities reg
arding pollution but this is merely a good beginning of a very long struggle that will be measured in decades, not ye
ars. As I write this I can clearly see the mountains that ring Beijing from my window. Once a rare occurrence, I now see
them often. It’s not scientific but it’s my personal way of knowing that the government’s war on pollution is having the
desired effect and it’s heartening to know that much more is being done in what is, in essence, a war on pollution.
The two sides of the Taiwan Straits must and will be reunified, Liu J
ieyi, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Co
mmittee and the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said on the sidelines of the ongoing two sessions.
Over the years, exchanges and cooperation across the Taiwan Straits ha
ve become more extensive and the bonds of affection between the two sides hav
e deepened, he said.Liu Jieyi, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Com
mittee and the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, is interviewed at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 5, 2019.
“Our compatriots in Taiwan now better understand that only when the cross-Straits relat
ions become better, will they have a better future,” he said, adding that “We are increasingly capable of pr
omoting the peaceful reunification of the country and bringing benefits to compatriots on both sides.”
they leave people for a long time that shouldn’t be there, and all of a sudden, they’re trying to take you out with bullshit, OK,” he added.
The President lambasted Mueller as an unelected prosecutor running unchecked a
nd accused the special counsel’s team of investigators of being stacked against him.
”Robert Mueller never received a vote and neither did the person t
hat appointed him,” Trump said in an apparent reference to Deputy Attorney Gene
ral Rod Rosenstein, who was appointed by Trump and named Mueller as special counsel in May 2017.
”Robert Mueller put 13 of the angriest Democrats in the history of our country on the commission,” Tru
mp said, adding, “One of them was involved with the Hillary Clinton Foundation, running it. Another one has perhaps the worst re
putation of any human being I’ve ever seen — all killers. In fact, it would have been actually better for them if they put hal
f and half and Mueller can do whatever he wants anyway, which he’ll probably do.”