Facebook Whistleblower Speaks Before EU Lawmakers in Brussels

Facebook Whistleblower Speaks Before EU Lawmakers in Brussels

Whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, testified before the European Union on Monday. Haugen told EU lawmakers that they have a unique opportunity to regulate Facebook’s inaction on hate speech and misinformation. She had previously testified before Congress in the US, urging lawmakers to take action.  Haugen made headlines …

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COP26 Opening Ceremony in Glasgow Starts With “Doomsday” Warning

COP26 Opening Ceremony in Glasgow Starts With “Doomsday” Warning

The UN’s annual climate summit is underway, and it opened with a dire warning from several heads of state. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged world leaders to take this moment seriously. “And it’s time to say, enough,” Guterres insisted. “Enough of killing ourselves with carbon. Enough of treating nature like …

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German Cities Bid for Rights to Host American Football Games

German Cities Bid for Rights to Host American Football Games

Three German cities are currently bidding to determine who will host upcoming American football games. The National Football League, America’s biggest gridiron football organization, has selected Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich to enter into the final consideration for becoming a host city. “After an initial period in which expressions of interest …

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La Palma Eruption Enters New State

La Palma Eruption Enters New State

On Friday, a series of tremors on La Palma heralded the breakthrough of a new lava flow from the island’s volcano. The earthquakes haven’t been extremely strong; authorities on the island have noted that the tremors are registering around magnitude 3.5. The volcano has already been erupting for three weeks, …

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Cretan Earthquakes Claim at Least One Life as Greek Islands Shake

Cretan Earthquakes Claim at Least One Life as Greek Islands Shake

The Greek island of Crete has been hit by multiple tremors Monday, with some registering as high as magnitude 6.0. The Greek government has confirmed that the earthquakes have claimed at least one life, though the actual death toll may be higher. The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reports that the biggest …

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La Palma Volcano Claims Over a Hundred Homes During Evacuation

La Palma Volcano Claims Over a Hundred Homes During Evacuation

An evacuation is ongoing on the Canary Island of La Palma, following a devastating volcanic eruption on Sunday. The eruption has sent lava rolling over the island, and the superheated rock has destroyed over a hundred homes as authorities have rushed to save lives. No injuries have been reported as …

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