Twitter flagged nearly all of US President Donald Trump’s tweets on Saturday as he kept making “potentially misleading claims about an election” despite Democratic candidate Joe Biden winning the presidential race.
The president tweeted that “tens of thousands of votes were illegally received after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Election Day, totally and easily changing the results in Pennsylvania and some other thin states.
He also stated that “thousands of votes were not allowed to BE OBSERVED” illegally, and said that “bad things happened” during a time when “LEGAL TRANSPARENCY was not allowed in a cruel and cruel way.”
Later, Twitter tagged a fifth tweet in which Trump claimed he had won the election “by a long shot” with the warning “official sources may not have called the race when this was tweeted” which brought people to the news sources on the latest election results.
A Twitter spokesperson told The Verge that the platform placed warnings on all three tweets and a quote-tweet “in line with its Civic Integrity Policy, and as is standard with this warning, we will significantly restrict interactions on these Tweets.”
One tweet that was not flagged was where Trump announced a “lawyer press conference” at 11:30 a.m. ET in Philadelphia.
Previously, during the vote count that began on November 3, Trump tweeted or retweeted nearly 37 times, and Twitter marked 13 of those tweets.
Of those disclaimers, 12 indicated that “some or all of the content” about the election in the president’s tweet is “disputed” and possibly “misleading.”
“Twitter is out of control, made possible by the gift of the Section 230 government!” Trump said in a tweet.
United Arab Emirates and Israel to sign agreements related to aviation, investment security, science and technology. The visit of a United Arab Emirates delegation to Israel has been accused by Palestinian officials of being “shameful”.
The delegation was welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Kofi Ashkenazi and Finance Minister Israel Gaddafi at Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday. Israeli organizers said the five-hour visit would be limited to an airport near Tel Aviv due to corona virus concerns, which comes after the two countries signed an agreement at the White House last month to normalize relations.
The visit will see the signing of several agreements.
Wasel Abu Youssef, an executive member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said the visit would only confirm Israeli forces’ crimes against the Palestinians.
“The bilateral agreements announced today, both the coming and going delegates, provide an aggression to expand its aggression and crimes against the Palestinian people and to increase its antagonism and arrogance,” Youssef said. Speaking in Ramallah on the Israeli-occupied West Bank, he said the comments came as Israel was expanding its illegal settlement efforts.
In the besieged Gaza Strip, Hamas spokesman Hashim Qassem said: “Such a visit would encourage the occupation to continue to gradually annex the West Bank.”
On social media, Palestinians have denied the “double standards” of the visa exemption rule for Emirati citizens, noting that they are not allowed to move freely within the occupied Palestinian territories. Under Israel’s color-coded identification system, Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are not allowed to travel into the Gaza Strip, and vice versa. If Palestinian Jerusalems live in other occupied territories, their residence rights will be revoked.
With more than six million Palestinian refugees scattered around the world, Israel has not been allowed to return to their homeland even for a single visit. The Palestinian leadership has described the normalization agreements between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, respectively, as “stabbing in the back” and betraying the cause.
According to Hend Al-Otaiba, Director of Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, the delegation was led by Minister of Finance Obaid Al-Dyer and Minister of Economy Abdullah bin Touk Al-Marri.
According to the Israeli government, the two sides will sign agreements on aviation, investment security and science and technology.
As their economies have been hit hard by the corona virus epidemic, the United Arab Emirates and Israel expect a quick dividend from their normalization agreement, which has broken the Arab consensus for years that there should be no ties with Israel until it makes peace with the Palestinians.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has said that the two countries have agreed to a visa-free travel arrangement, making Emirati citizens number one in the Arab world, which does not require Israeli entry visas.
The two governments are set to sign an agreement authorizing 28 commercial flights a week between the countries, an Israeli Ministry of Transportation official said. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Munuchin, who attended a business dinner with Emirati and Israeli officials in Abu Dhabi on Monday, accompanied the delegation on an Etihad Airways flight.
He had earlier held talks with senior Emirati officials on “promising opportunities for cooperation between the two countries,” according to the UAE’s official WAM news agency.
On September 15, the United Arab Emirates and Israel signed a US brokerage agreement, the first such agreement with the Gulf state.
Following a similar US brokerage agreement, Bahrain followed suit and entered into an agreement known as the Abraham Accords.
Following the Israeli peace agreement with Egypt in 1979 and the 1994 agreement with Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are the third and fourth Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel.
Tamil Nadu performed better than last year with 57.44% of the candidates who sat for the 2020 National Eligibility and Entrance Test scoring on the exam. However, in absolute numbers it is lower than last year, when 59,785 candidates out of 1,23,078 students who appeared for NEET qualified.
The number of candidates who signed up for the Tamil version of the test this year was higher. Last year 1,071 candidates were registered, while this year 17,101 candidates were registered. This year, although 1,21,617 candidates had signed up, only 99,610 took the test. Up to 57,215 candidates have been qualified.
The state leader, R. Srijan, scored 99,998 points. Two girls are among the top 100 candidates: Mohanaprabha Ravichandran with 705 points (99.99605) is ranked 52nd and G. Swetha with 701 (99.995172) is ranked 62nd.
Up to 15,97,435 applicants had registered for the test of which 13,66,945 appeared. A total of 7.71,500 have been classified, which represents 56.44% of the total of examined.
The National Testing Agency has canceled the results of five candidates for adopting unfair exam practices. Two candidates from Uttar Pradesh were also reported, according to a statement.
Cut off goes up
This year’s limit for the unreserved category will be 147 points. Last year, the cap was 134. Of the 7,71,500 candidates who have qualified, 6,82,406 fall in the range of 720-147 points. For OBC, SC, and ST candidates, the limit is 146-113; for candidates in the EWS, Non-Reserved and Physically Handicapped categories, it is 146-129.
For candidates with physical disabilities in the OBC, SC and ST categories, the limit is 128-113 points.
General Directorate of Health Services will provide advice for 15% of all India quota positions, considered universities, central universities, positions in colleges administered by the State Insurance Corporation for Employees, Armed Forces Medical College, Benaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University.
Starting this year, NEET will qualify for admission to the Indian and Jipmer Institutes of Medical Sciences.
Counseling details will be available at www.mcc.nic.in
The information and the counseling calendar will be available on the websites of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the state directorates of medical education.Also Read,
Thailand’s government banned gatherings of more than five people on Thursday amid escalating three-month protests that have targeted King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
How did the protests start?
The anti-government protests emerged last year after the courts banned the most vocal party that opposes the government of former junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha. After a pause during measures to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, protests resumed in mid-July, pushing for the removal of Prayut, a new constitution, and an end to harassment of activists.
Some protesters went further with a list of 10 demands to reform the monarchy, demands that were hailed by tens of thousands of people at a rally in September. The protesters say they are not seeking to end the monarchy, only to reform it, but conservatives are horrified by such attacks on an institution that the constitution says is “enthroned in a position of revered worship.”
What is the government doing?
As of Thursday, the government had said that the protests would be tolerated but that they must respect the law. That changed suddenly after he accused mocking protesters of obstructing Queen Suthida’s motorcade and when thousands gathered at Government House to demand Prime Minister Prayut’s removal.
It imposed emergency measures prohibiting gatherings of more than five people in Bangkok, banned the publication of news or information online that could harm national security, and freed the police to arrest anyone linked to the protests.
Shortly after the measures were imposed, riot police expelled the protesters from Government House and at least three protest leaders were arrested.
What does the palace say?
The Royal Palace has not commented on the protests and demands for reform despite repeated requests.
Who are the protesters?
The majority are students and youth and there is no general leader. Key groups include the Free Youth Movement, which was behind the first major protest in July, and the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration, a group of students from Bangkok’s Thammasat University, which has championed calls for reform of the monarchy. . Then there’s the Bad Student high school student movement, which also seeks education reform.
Most of the protest leaders are 20 years old, although one of the most prominent figures, human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa, is 36 years old.
What real reforms do the protesters want?
The protesters want to reverse a 2017 surge in the King’s constitutional powers, made a year after he succeeded his late father, the widely revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Pro-democracy activists say Thailand is receding from the constitutional monarchy established when absolute royal rule ended in 1932. They say the monarchy is too close to the military and argues that this has undermined democracy.
The protesters also seek the removal of the lèse–majesté law against insulting the King. They want the king to relinquish the personal control he assumed over a palace fortune estimated at tens of billions of dollars, and some army units.
Why else are they unhappy?
Protesters complain that the king endorsed Prayut’s prime ministerial post after last year’s elections that, according to opposition figures, were designed to keep his hands in power. Prayut, who as head of the army led a coup in 2014, says the elections were fair.
The protesters have expressed their anger that the king spends much of his time in Europe. They have also questioned the expense of the Palace and the lifestyle of the king, who has been married four times and took a royal consort last year.
What do the laws of Lèse–Majesté mean?
The monarchy is protected by Section 112 of the Penal Code, which says that whoever defames, insults, or threatens the king, queen, heir or regent will be imprisoned for three to 15 years.
In June, Prayut said that the law was no longer being applied due to “the mercy of Her Majesty.” The Royal Palace has never ruled on this.
Human rights groups say, opponents of the government, including more than a dozen protest leaders, have recently been indicted under other laws, such as anti-sedition and cybercrime.
The government has said that it does not target opponents, but that it is the responsibility of the police to enforce the law.
Facebook and Twitter made the choice to limit links to a brand new York Post article criticizing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday, in a very move that President Donald Trump and conservatives called “censorship.”
In a story titled “Smoking Gun Email Reveals How Hunter Biden Introduced Ukrainian Businessman to His Father VP,” the big apple Post reported that he had obtained a computer abandoned by Biden’s son Hunter, linking the previous vice chairman to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where Hunter served as a member.
“So terrible that Facebook and Twitter removed the story from the ‘Smoking Gun’ emails associated with Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The Trump campaign issued an announcement saying the emails were proof that Biden “lied to the American people” about his son’s business.
Joe Biden has denied such involvement. Experts also say the allegations are false and questions are raised about the origin of the article.
As the Biden campaign denied that it had known the businessman in question, Burisma board adviser Vadym Pozharskyi, Facebook and Twitter placed restrictions on links to the article, saying there have been doubts about its veracity.
“This is a component of our standard process to scale back the spread of misinformation,” said Facebook spokesman Andy Stone. “I want to form it clear that this story is eligible for Facebook’s third-party data verification partners to verify. Meanwhile, we are reducing their distribution on our platform, ”said Stone.
Twitter said it absolutely was limiting the spread of the article thanks to questions about the “origins of the materials” included within the article.
Users who attempted to share the article received a warning message that their request couldn’t be completed “because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as potentially harmful.” those that tried to click on a link to the article also received a warning.
The big apple Post later reported that his main Twitter account had been blocked because his articles about Biden broke the network’s rules against the “distribution of pirated material.”
Conservatives “condemn censorship” The personal Twitter account of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was also blocked after she shared a link to the story.
“Censorship must be condemned,” she wrote from her government’s Twitter page.
Republican Senator Josh Hawley, in an exceeding letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, said the “seemingly selective” blocking suggests “bias on the part of Facebook,” while the Post called social media “propaganda machines. “in an article.
Hawley cited data showing that employees at Facebook and five other tech companies have donated nearly $ 5 million (€ 4.3 million) to Biden’s campaign and just $ 239,000 to Trump.
The story centered on an April 2015 email, during which Vadym Pozharskyi from Burisma thanks Hunter for inviting him to a gathering in Washington together with his father. However, there was no indication of when the meeting was scheduled or if it happened.
“We have reviewed Joe Biden’s office hours from the instant and no meeting, because the Post alleges, ever befell,” Biden’s campaign said.
Motor vehicle rules, income tax, health insurance, credit, and debit card rules change from tomorrow. From 1 October 2020, many rules will change, motor vehicle rules, Ujjwala scheme, health insurance, credit, and debit card rules will change from tomorrow. So you need to know about them in advance. Let us know what is going to change from October 1st.
No physical verification of documents such as driving license and RC
The tension of having to keep a hard copy of documents like RC and driving license together while driving is coming to an end. Now you can drive the vehicle with only a valid soft copy of these documents attached to the vehicle. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced various amendments to the Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, which will come into effect from October 1, 2020, as a step towards facilitating passenger convenience. Will be made through the portal. Federal online portal like Digi-Locker or m-Parivahan where drivers can maintain their vehicle documents.
Mobile phones for route navigation only
According to the 1989 amendments to the Motor Vehicle Rules by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, you can now use your mobile phone to navigate the road without disturbing the driver’s concentration while driving.
LPG connection is not free
Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), the process of getting a free gas connection ends on September 30, 2020. The Union Cabinet has approved an extension till the end of September to get free cooking gas cylinders under BMUY.
Foreign financial transactions will be taxed at 5%
Any remittances sent overseas to purchase overseas tour packages, and overseas remittances made above Rs 7 lakh, will attract taxable source (TCS) from October 1. The tax on foreign tour packages will be 5% of any amount and the tax will be kicked only for the amount spent on other foreign remittances above Rs 7 lakh.
Sweet vendors should show ‘best before date’
Sweet shops are now required to declare ‘unpacked’ of unpackaged or loose desserts available in their store. The Food Safety and Quality Commission of India (FSSAI) has advised sweet shop owners to follow the protocol from October 1.
New health insurance rules should be implemented
Changes to the health insurance plan have certainly been introduced after Govt-19. Prices for premium health services will eventually rise. The new health insurance rules that will be added after Govt-19 will make out 17 to cover permanent illnesses.
Buying TV sets is expensive
The government has said that open-cell panels will attract a 5% import tax from October 1 and that the tax exemption, which expires later this month, will not be extended. As part of ‘Atmanirbar Bharat’, the government is keen to expand domestic production capacity for open cell panels so as to curb imports. The one-year exemption granted for the item expires today, September 30th.
New credit and debit card rules of the Reserve Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued new guidelines for protecting debit and credit cards. These changes will take effect on October 1, 2020. Under the new guidelines, card users will now be able to register for international transactions, online transactions, and contactless cards or opt-out of the service or spend limitations. Transactions.
FSSAI prohibits the mixing of mustard oil with any other cooking oil
The dietitian FSSAI has banned the mixing of mustard oil with any other cooking oil with effect from October 1. In a letter to the Food Safety Commissioner of all States and Union Territories, FSSAI stated that “mixing of mustard oil with any other cooking oil is prohibited with effect from October 1, 2020.”
New tax is levied on source (TCS) rule
The Income Tax Department has issued guidelines for using the TCS arrangement, which requires an e-commerce operator to deduct a 1 percent tax on sales of goods and services. The new tax (TCS) rule will come into effect from October 1. The Finance Act, 2020 included a new section 194-O of the Income Tax Act 1961, which, with effect from October 1, 2020, mandates that an e-commerce operator deduct income tax at the rate of 1 percent of the total tax. Sales or service delivery of goods or both, facilitated by its digital or electronic facility or site.
The release date of the Apple iPhone 12 will again be October 13th. Ahead of the rumored iPhone 12 release event date, the storage option details of the four iPhone models, namely the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max have been soaked.
As previously rumored, Apple will launch four new iPhone 12 models on October 13th. YouTuber John Fraser reaffirmed the iPhone 12 release date and also confirmed some key iPhone 12 specifications. Proser claims that the iPhone 12 entry-level model with a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini and a 6.1-inch display will come with 64GB of storage. Apple will offer the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 with 128GB and 256GB storage options.
Proser says that for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the premium iPhones will have 128GB and 256GB of storage configurations.
Apple iPhone 12 Price (Rumor)
Non-Pro iPhone 12 models are priced at US $699 (approximately Rs. 51,200) and $799 (approximately Rs. 58,500) for the 128GB storage variants.
Earlier reports said that the iPhone 12 Pro would be priced at US $1,049 (approximately Rs. 76,800) and US $1,099 (approximately Rs. 80,500). The most premium iPhone 12 Pro Max costs between US $1,149 (approximately Rs. 84,100) and US $1,199 (approximately Rs. 87,800).
Apple iPhone 12 Specs Rumor has it that all four models include the Apple A14 Bionic chip. The iPhone 12 Mini is said to have a 5.4-inch display, while the iPhone 12 is said to feature a 6.1-inch LED. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch 60 Hz displays, respectively. Rumors regarding the 120 Hz OLED panel on the iPhone 12 Pro models were recently shot by Fraser.
All four iPhone 12 models will run on iOS 14.1 and are expected to ship in mid-October.
The budget iPhone 12 models will feature dual 12MP camera sensors, while the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature a three-camera system and lidar sensor.
Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who had been receiving treatment at a private hospital in Chennai after testing positive for COVID-19 during the first week of August, passed away today after a long battle with health complications that arose after the infection. by coronavirus.
On August 5, SPB, as he was affectionately called, announced via video recording, which he posted on his Facebook page, that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been admitted to hospital. He then commented that he was being admitted mainly “to rest.” “I’m in good health. Nobody has to worry about this, so please don’t bother calling me to see how I’m doing,” he had said in the video, adding: “I’m having a little discomfort, some congestion in the chest, which is silly for a singer. And intermittent fever. Otherwise, I have no problem. But I don’t want to take it easy, so I came to the hospital to get checked. “
Although his health had deteriorated during the second week in the hospital, he gradually made progress, with his son, SP Charan, diligently updating on his health. In fact, the latest Charan update on September 22 said that he was making steady progress even though he was on Ecmo / ventilator and was eager to leave the hospital.
Sadly, the acclaimed singer’s health deteriorated in the last 24 hours and he passed away today at 13:04.
SPB, who made his singing debut in 1966 with the Telugu film Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, is one of the most prolific singers the country has ever seen.
Although he recorded his first Tamil song for MS Viswanathan for the unreleased film Hotel Ramba, his breakthrough in Tamil came in 1969, in the form of Aayiram Nilave Vaa, composed by KV Mahadevan for MGR’s Adimai Penn. Shanti Nilayam’s Iyarkkai Ennum Ilayakanni (who had recorded even before Adimai Penn) released in the same year, and there was no going back for the young singer. He soon became the wanted singer in all industries.
His association with MSV and maestro Ilaiyaraaja cemented his legendary status even in the 1980s. In 1981, he recorded 21 songs in a single day, a record that has yet to be (and may never be) broken, which is a testament. of his prolific singing career.
He was also an admired character actor, earning praise for his effortless performances in such films as Manathil Uruthi Vendum, Thiruda Thiruda, Kadhalan, Minsara Kanavu, and Moone Moonu Varthai. He also played the leads in films such as Keladi Kanmani and Sigaram. He was also a voice actor, doubling for superstars like Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, and Mohanlal in Telugu, and for Anil Kapoor and Balakrishna in Tamil.
The veteran singer has recorded more than 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages and holds the Guinness World Record for recording the most songs by a singer. He has won the National Film Award for Best Male Singer in Reproduction six times, the Filmfare Award seven times for his work in many industries, the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards four times, the Andhra Pradesh Government Nandi Awards. on 25 occasions, and the State of Karnataka. Film Awards three times. He also received the Padma Bhushan (2011) and Padmashri (2001) from the Government of India.
SPB’s voice will always be engraved in our hearts.
The two women are part of a team comprising 17 officers of the Navy, including four women officers and three officers of the Indian Coast Guard who were awarded ‘wings’ for conferring the title of ‘Observer’ at a ceremony held at INS Garuda today.
First, two female officers have been selected to join the Indian Navy’s helicopter flow as ‘observers’ (aerial tactics), which will eventually lead to the recruitment of women on leading warships.
Sub-Lieutenant (SLT) Kumudini Tiyagi and SLT Riti Singh will be the first batch of women aerial tactics operating from a warship based in India.
Earlier, women were barred from boarding the standard entry plane and landed.
The committee consisted of 13 officers from the regular committee and four female officers from the short service commission committee.
The ceremony was presided over by Chief of Staff (Training) Rear Admiral Anthony George, who presented the awards and wished the graduate officers wings.
In addition, the Chief Guest also presented Instructor Badges to six other officers (one woman from the Indian Navy and another from the Indian Coast Guard) who have successfully graduated as Qualified Navigation Instructors (QNIs).
Rear Admiral Anthony This is an important occasion in which for the first time women are going to be trained in helicopter operations, which will eventually lead to the deployment of women on the leading warships of the Indian Navy.
Officers from the 91st Regular Course and the 22nd SSC Observer Course were trained in-flight navigation, flying techniques, tactics used in air combat, anti-submarine combat, and exploitation of aerial avionic systems.
The officers will serve on the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard’s Maritime Recovery and Submarine Anti-Warplanes, the report said.
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Popular video app TikTok announced on Saturday that it had signed Oracle as its U.S. technology provider and Walmart as a business partner, which US President Donald Trump called “fantastic.”
“We are pleased that the proposal by Tiktok, Oracle, and Walmart will address the security concerns of the US administration and resolve questions aboutTiktok’s future in the United States,” said AFP, a spokesman for Tiktok, which owns China’s Fight Dance.
Oracle will become “a trusted technology provider that will be responsible for hosting all U.S. user data and securing relevant computer systems to ensure that U.S. national security requirements are fully met,” the spokesman said. “We are also currently working on a business partnership with Walmart.”
He went on to say that the companies were “maintaining and expanding” Tiktok’s global headquarters in the United States and creating 25,000 new jobs.
Trump has previously praised the deal as “fantastic.”
“I have given this contract as my blessing,” he said. “If they do it, that’s fine. If they don’t, that’s fine too.”
Trump’s Allegation on Tiktok
Trump has been claiming for weeks that Tiktok has been collecting user data for Beijing, never providing evidence for his allegations.
In early August, he gave Bite Dance until September 20 to hand over Tiktok’s U.S. operations to an American company.
Also on Friday, the Trump administration ordered a ban on downloading the video-sharing app, as well as China-owned news site WeChat, escalating tensions with Beijing over technology.
Following Tiktok’s announcement, the United States delayed downloading the app until September 27.
Trump said “security will be 100 percent” and that companies will use separate cloud servers.
The president said the deal would lead to the creation of a new company headquartered in Texas, which has “no ties to China” but will still be called Dictok.
Trump also said that the companies involved would contribute $ 5 billion to the “education of American youth.” He had previously said that the federal government deserved the cut to recognize the deal.
TikTok’s spokesman only confirmed the creation of new jobs, and the company’s global headquarters will be in the United States.
Oracle confirmed its role in the deal, saying that Dictok’s decision “had greatly affected Zoom’s recent successes in moving most of its video conferencing capabilities to the Oracle public cloud.”
Walmart did not immediately respond to AFP’s request for comment.
WeChat, owned by Tencent, will lose operation in the United States from Sunday, following a Friday U.S. order against Chinese applications.
Following the announcement of the Tiktok-Oracle-Walmart agreement, Digtok users will be barred from installing updates from September 27, but they will have access to the service until November 12.
That deadline is likely to tie the deal with Walmart and Oracle to address Washington’s security concerns, protect data for popular use.
The brand of dictatorial short, humorous phone videos has become very popular, especially among young people, with over 100 million users in the United States alone.
As Trump faces a fierce re-election campaign, US officials have described the steps needed to protect him from Chinese intelligence through platforms.
But in response, China’s Ministry of Commerce on Saturday denounced the United States as “bullying”, saying it violated international trade rules and had no evidence of any security threat, shortly before launching a mechanism to allow foreign companies.
China’s long-awaited list of “unreliable companies” is seen as a weapon for Beijing to retaliate against the United States, which has used its own “list of companies” to expel Chinese telecommunications company Hawaii from the U.S. market, in addition to recent moves against TikTok and WeChat.
Trick critics say that while the dangers of dictatorship are not clear, the embargo raises concerns about the government’s ability to restrict free expression. The ban exacerbates the war with Beijing over technology, which, some analysts say, is a security concern.