18 Июн, 2022

American flagship scandal

USA Today was forced to withdraw more than 20 publications due to the revealed facts of falsification of sources.

According to The New York Times, an internal investigation at USA Today began after a question about the accuracy of a number of details in an article by journalist Gabriela Miranda. On the same day, the publication confirmed the facts of mass falsification of quotes and notified of the withdrawal of 23 materials.

Articles covered topics such as the TikTok ban on the milk crate challenge, the capybara population wreaking havoc in Argentina, a breast cancer insight piece, a roundup of the 10 most popular spirits at Christmas, and an anti-vaccine activist promoting urine therapy as an antidote to COVID-19. writes Hill.

Miranda graduated from college at the University of Georgia in 2021. Her last article for USA Today is dated April 17.

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The plenary session of the FATF (Financial Action Task Force), which ended on Friday in Berlin, decided to seriously limit the role and influence of the Russian Federation in this international organization.

In particular, the RF can no longer perform any governing or advisory role or take part in decision-making on matters of standard setting, FATF peer review processes, governance and membership.


South Korea has announced plans to launch its own Nuri space rocket (KSLV-II) on June 21 after troubleshooting, the Yonhap news agency reported.


From June 18, Lithuanian railways will no longer allow some cargo to pass to the Kaliningrad region and from it to other regions of Russia. The reason for the ban was the clarification of the updated EU sanctions regulations.


The Gazprombank mobile application has disappeared from the App Store. At the same time, you can download the application on Google Play and Huawei AppGallery, according to the official Telegram channel of the bank.


Airbus has created a 3D printer that can build satellites out of space debris. The Metal3D machine can work with metals that melt at temperatures up to 1200 degrees Celsius, which will allow astronauts to print radiation shields and various tools. This will be the company’s first step in establishing a plant for the production of orbiting satellites. According to Airbus plans, future versions of the 3D printer will be able to create objects using lunar soil, as well as recycle parts of old satellites. The company will send the development to the ISS in 2023


Russia’s GDP in the first quarter amounted to 34.6 trillion rubles. and grew at the level of 3.5% in annual terms, according to the latest report of Rosstat. According to the agency, in the first quarter of 2022, production growth was observed in almost all sectors of the economy compared to the corresponding period last year.


Svyaznoy closed its network of Apple Cstore mono-brand stores, Kommersant was told in the company. All sales and the loyalty program were transferred to Svyaznoy. Apple announced its withdrawal from Russia and the refusal to supply equipment in early March.


Telegram has published the cost of a paid subscription for owners of Apple devices. Telegram Premium will cost 449 rubles per month — this price appeared in the application description in the App Store.


The Israeli military struck back at a weapons shop and three positions of the Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, the press service of the Israeli Armed Forces reported on Twitter.


The Portuguese government has approved the creation of a job search visa that will allow foreigners to enter the country for a period of 120 days and extend the stay up to 180 days. This is done for two reasons — to combat illegal migration and due to an acute shortage of labor. The government also abolished quotas for issuing a residence permit for part-time work.


Sir Paul McCartney celebrates his 80th birthday. As part of The Beatles, McCartney played rhythm guitar, but after that he became a full-time bass player. The musician played acoustic and electric guitar, piano and keyboards, as well as 40 other musical instruments.


Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev refused the Russian Order of Alexander Nevsky, Kazakh media say.

As political scientist Yerbol Yedilov wrote, referring to his sources, Tokayev thanked the Russian side for the honor, but did not accept the order. According to him, the President of Kazakhstan decided not to accept either domestic or foreign awards until the end of his presidential term.

This information was confirmed to Tengrinews by the press service of the President of Kazakhstan.


As the press secretary of Vladimir Putin told the publication «Rise», the award was not planned.

“I don’t know where this information comes from, because no award was planned. There were no such plans,” said Dmitry Peskov.


In South Korea, a monument to Internet Explorer was erected. Ki Yoon, a Korean developer, spent $330 to erect a monument to a browser that he thinks deserves to be remembered. The monument eventually became viral — people bring flowers to it, and IE even became a trend in local social networks.

«You were a good tool to download other browsers» written in stone


The head of Rosseti announced an increase in the cost of building the BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railway. A year and a half ago, the total cost of construction work on the second stage of the Eastern Range of Russian Railways was estimated at about 200 billion rubles, now it is 250 billion rubles.


At least three explosions rocked the Ahl al-Hinud Hindu temple in Kart Parwan in northern Kabul on Saturday, Afghan media reported.


The attack on a Hindu temple in Kabul ended with the liquidation of the attackers, according to the Taliban-controlled (banned in Russia) state news agency Bakhtar


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