Facebook removes fake accounts linked to Turning Point USA

  • Facebook has removed 200 fake accounts created by a marketing firm that was working for an affiliate of conservative youth group Turning Point USA. 
  • The company announced that it had discovered a coordinated campaign to use fake accounts to comment on news articles, writing messages centered around topics like the coronavirus outbreak and the 2020 election.
  • In examples published by Facebook, commenters criticized mail-in ballots, promoted big game hunting, and said Democrats “will do anything to screw over Americans.” 
  • Facebook said it discovered the campaign after reporting from the Washington Post last month found that the affiliate group, Turning Point Action, was paying teenagers to post pro-Trump messages. 
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Facebook has removed hundreds of fake accounts created by a marketing firm working for Turning Point Action, an affiliate of pro-Trump youth group Turning Point USA, the company announced Thursday. 

Facebook said it identified a

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Toothless dino’s lost digits point to spread of parrot-like species — ScienceDaily

A newly discovered species of toothless, two-fingered dinosaur has shed light on how a group of parrot-like animals thrived more than 68 million years ago.

The unusual species had one less finger on each forearm than its close relatives, suggesting an adaptability which enabled the animals to spread during the Late Cretaceous Period, researchers say.

Multiple complete skeletons of the new species were unearthed in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia by a University of Edinburgh-led team.

Named Oksoko avarsan, the feathered, omnivorous creatures grew to around two metres long and had only two functional digits on each forearm. The animals had a large, toothless beak similar to the type seen in species of parrot today.

The remarkably well-preserved fossils provided the first evidence of digit loss in the three-fingered family of dinosaurs known as oviraptors.

The discovery that they could evolve forelimb adaptations suggests the group could alter their diets

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Larger part of the Amazon at risk of crossing tipping point than previously thought — ScienceDaily

A larger part of the Amazon rainforest is at risk of crossing a tipping point where it could become a savanna-type ecosystem than previously thought, according to new research. The research, based on computer models and data analysis, is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Rainforests are very sensitive to changes that affect rainfall for extended periods. If rainfall drops below a certain threshold, areas may shift into a savanna state.

“In around 40 percent of the Amazon, the rainfall is now at a level where the forest could exist in either state — rainforest or savanna, according to our findings,” says lead author Arie Staal, formerly a postdoctoral researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University.

The conclusions are concerning because parts of the Amazon region are currently receiving less rain than previously and this trend is expected to worsen as the region

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Point of Care (PoC) Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Booming

Point of Care (PoC) Molecular Diagnostics Market

Global Point of Care (PoC) Molecular Diagnostics Market 2020-2030 by Product (Assays, Instruments, Software), Technology (PCR, INAAT, Microarray), Application, End User, and Region: Trend Forecast and Growth Opportunity , Covid 19 Outbreak Impact research report added by Report Ocean, is an in-depth analysis of market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional and country breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. It traces the market’s historic and forecast market growth by geography. It places the market within the context of the wider Point of Care (PoC) Molecular Diagnostics market, and compares it with other markets., market definition, regional market opportunity, sales and revenue by region, manufacturing cost analysis, Industrial Chain, market effect factors analysis, Point of Care (PoC) Molecular Diagnostics market size forecast, market data & Graphs and Statistics, Tables, Bar &Pie Charts, and many more for business intelligence. Get

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Findings point the way to developing a broad-spectrum flu drug — ScienceDaily

Researchers have identified two antibodies that protect mice against lethal infections of influenza B virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Together with an antibody that targets the other major kind of influenza viruses that infect people — influenza A — these antibodies potentially could form the basis of a broad-spectrum flu drug that could treat almost all flu cases.

The findings are published Sep. 24 in the journal Immunity.

“People forget that before COVID-19 hit last winter, we were already in the midst of a really bad influenza season, especially for children,” said co-senior author Ali Ellebedy, PhD, an assistant professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University. “Last year, influenza B viruses attacked much earlier in the season than usual and resulted in significant illness and death among children. We really need better treatments

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Atlanta information-technology company considering High Point for $305 million project | Local

A fast-growing information-technology company from Atlanta is requesting economic incentives from two Triad government groups for a potential $305 million multi-tenant project.

A legal notice placed by Guilford County Board of Commissioners identifies the company as DC Blox, which has four data centers in the Southeast — Atlanta, Birmingham, Ala., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Huntsville, Ala.

The company announced Sept. 9 plans to build a $200-million, 45,000-square-foot facility in Greenville, S.C., where it will have five employees initially.

The High Point Economic Development Commission said Monday that DC Blox is considering placing operations at 4131 Sheraton Court in High Point.

That site is a vacant 14.4-acre site in Piedmont Centre across the street from the Bank of America Corp. call center and near a Polo Ralph Lauren property and N.C. 68.

Loren Hill, president of the High Point economic group, said it and the Guilford Economic Development Alliance “have been talking

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IPL 2020: What is The Point of Technology if it Cannot be Used – KXIP Co-Owner Preity Zinta Critical of Umpiring Howler | IPL 13

Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals may have produced an IPL thriller on Sunday night but the contest that was decided in Super Over has  been engulfed by controversy. Also Read – SRH vs RCB Dream11 Team Hints, Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 3 Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 7:30 PM IST Monday September 21

While the focus was on the individual brilliances of Marcus Stoinis and Mayank Agarwal, it quickly shifted to a major umpiring error which proved decisive. Also Read – Feels Terrible Not Being Able to Close off The Game Against Delhi Capitals: Mayank Agarwal

During the 19th over of KXIP chase, the square leg-umpire deemed that Chris Jordan had failed to cross the line and thus adjudged the second run as short. As luck would have it, KXIP finished on an identical 157/8 in replay to

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Point of Care Molecular Diagnostics Market revenue to cross USD 2.8 Bn by 2026: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Major point of care (PoC) molecular diagnostics market players include Bio-Rad Laboratories, Abbott Laboratories, Sysmex, Danaher, Vircell.

Selbyville, Delaware, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

According to latest report “PoC Molecular Diagnostics Market by Technology (PCR, In Situ Hybridization, Sequencing, Isothermal Amplification), Application (Infectious Disease, {Flu, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Tuberculosis (TB), HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B}, Oncology, Hematology), End-use (Hospitals, Clinics), Regional Outlook, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2026”, by Global Market Insights, Inc., the market valuation of point of care (PoC) molecular diagnostics will cross $2.8 billion by 2026. Strategic initiatives for developing innovative PoC molecular diagnostics assays and instruments will accelerate the market growth.

Point of care molecular diagnostics tests deliver several benefits from enhancing patient care to limiting healthcare expenditure. High-quality diagnostic tests are widely available in developed countries, while developing economies face a shortage of high-quality diagnostic tools. Therefore, there

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