Блокировка президента США Дональда Трампа была правильным решением, но вместе с тем она создает «опасный прецедент», заявил глава соцсети Джек Дорси на своей странице.
«Я считаю, что для Twitter это было правильным решением. Мы столкнулись с экстраординарным и неприемлемым обстоятельством, вынудившим нас сосредоточить все наши действия на общественной безопасности, — пояснил Дорси. — Вред в оффлайне в результате высказываний в интернете очевиден, и это, прежде всего, движет нашей политикой и правоприменением».
Однако, считает глава Twitter, блокировка конкретной учетной записи показывает неспособность соцсети обеспечивать здоровое общение.
«Необходимость предпринимать эти действия разделяет на фрагменты общественное обсуждение. Они разделяют нас. <…> И создают прецедент, который, я считаю, опасен: власть, которую отдельный человек или корпорация имеет над частью глобального общественного обсуждения», — рассуждает Дорси.
Соцсеть навсегда заблокировала аккаунт Трампа, который являлся одним из его основных каналов общения со сторонниками, через пару дней после протестов на Капитолийском холме. В компании заявили, что решение было принято после проверки последних твитов президента «из-за риска дальнейшего подстрекательства к насилию». В этих постах Трамп заявлял, что голоса 75 млн людей, проголосовавших за него, «будут иметь гигантский вес долгое время», а также утверждал, что не придет на инаугурацию Джо Байдена.
Politico со ссылкой на источник сообщало, что Трамп, после того как узнал о блокировке, потерял над собой контроль.
Решение о блокировке Трампа также приняли другие крупные соцсети, в том числе Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat.
Jamie Foxx, John Boyega and Teyonah Parris were seen shooting scenes for their upcoming Netflix's sci-fi mystery, They Cloned Tyrone, in Atlanta on Wednesday.
As the trio stepped on set, the 53-year-old Oscar winner wore a bold retro-inspired suit over a hot pink, snakeskin jacket with a fuchsia fur trim.
In addition to wearing his hair in an afro, Foxx sported a gold chain, matching watch and blinged-out rings on nearly ever finger on his left hand.
The star, who is portraying the character Slick Charles, appeared in very high spirits as he could be seen beaming and checking his cellphone between takes.
Meanwhile, Boyega wore an olive green bomber jacket, white joggers and multi-colored Nike sneakers and appeared to be driving Parris in one scene.
As she stood by the passenger seat of Boyega's vintage car, the 33-year-old Dear White People actress rocked a bright blue lipstick and orange fur coat.
Her plunging top was tucked into a pair of leopard-print jeans and her black bra was visible to onlookers.
Additionally, Parris' look included massive gold hoop earrings and tan UGG boots.
When cameras were not rolling, she dutifully wore a clear face shield amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Foxx made sure to stay caffeinated during the day, and could be seen holding a white Starbucks cup at one point in the parking lot.
They Cloned Tyrone is about a series of 'eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper,' according to IBMD.
In September, news broke that Foxx and Parris were joining the film, starring Boyega.
Most recently, Foxx has starred in Netflix's Project Power and Soul, which came out on December 25 and made him Disney Pixar's first African-American lead.
Speaking of the accomplishment on The Project last month, he said it feels 'amazing' to be part of such a historical moment in movie-making, saying the world needed this 'good, good news' following the challenging year that has been 2020.
'I don't think that it's just good enough to be first African-American, we had to turn it into something fantastic... and I believe that we did it. I'm so happy to be a part of it,' the actor said of the movie.
As host Lisa Wilkinson asked Jamie if the timing of the movie felt 'just right' because of the Black Lives Matter movement this year, he responded: 'Oh my goodness, yes.
'We've gone through so many challenges, and we give so much to the culture, so much to society, so when we are going through these terrible things, it is beautiful to have a light.
'It's beautiful to have something that we can watch, and escape and be entertained and get some smiles from. We are in need of some smileage!'
In the movie, Jamie voices middle school music teacher Joe Gardner, who suffers a mysterious 'soul-separating' accident.
In the existential fantasy, Joe passes away - but instead of going to heaven, he ends up meeting a group of souls-in-training that help him find his way back to Earth to play a jazz gig at the Half Note Club.
The film already has a whopping 98 per cent score on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, and aired exclusively on Disney Plus from Christmas Day
Jorge Mendes is reportedly looking for a new Premier League club for Nuno Espirito Santo, and recently held talks with Arsenal.
The 46-year-old's reputation has soared in recent years after masterminding Wolves' rise to the Premier League and into Europe.
Though he extended his contract until 2023 back in September, the super agent is already looking for a new challenge for his client, according to The Sun.
Nuno has been hugely successful at Molineux since arriving in 2017, and has helped turn them back into a major force in English football.
With Nuno keen to remain in the Premier League, the report claims that Mendes - whose list of clients includes Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho - was recently in talks with Arsenal before they enjoyed a recent resurgence under Mikel Arteta.
LaLiga, where Nuno worked with Valencia back in 2014-15, is also believed to be an option.
Nuno guided Wolves to a seventh place finish and Europa League football in their first season back in the Premier League two years ago.
They enjoyed a run to the quarter-finals before they were knocked out by eventual winners Sevilla.
Wolves are enduring a tough campaign this time around and find themselves in a disappointing 13th place, but 10 points above the relegation zone.
UFC fighters are now free to use marijuana without the risk of a ban in the weeks and months leading up to a fight.
Previously, the United States Anti-Doping Agency had the power to ban athletes if one of their tests came back positive for the substance.
Despite the easing of the rules, fighters are still not allowed to consume the drug on the day of a fight and may not use it for performance-enhancing reasons.
Senior vice president of athlete health and performance for the UFC, Jeff Novitzky, said: 'While we want to continue to prevent athletes from competing under the influence of marijuana, we have learned that blood and/or urine levels of carboxy-THC have little-to-no scientific correlation to impairment.
'THC is fat soluble, meaning that once ingested, it is stored in fatty tissues and organs in the body and can be released back into the blood or urine, sometimes long after ingestion.
'The bottom line is that in regards to marijuana, we care about what an athlete consumed the day of a fight, not days or weeks before a fight, which has often been the case in our historic positive THC cases.'
The Diaz brothers, Nate and Nick, are seen as the poster boys for marijuana use in the UFC and regularly share pictures of themselves smoking on Instagram.
There is a lengthy list of fighters who have been suspended and fined for testing positive before including Niko Price, Kevin Croom, Tim Elliot and Jamahal Hill.
Despite the easing of the rules, different commissions can still impose their own on fighters depending on local authorities.
Novitzky told MMA Junkie: 'I would caution everybody to temper their enthusiasm about this because we still have the commission factor here, but we are actively working on that.
'We are educating, informing, lobbying them, and I hope not too far in the near future that we can get uniformity across all the rules as it relates to marijuana because I think it would certainly be a benefit to the athletes.'
The UFC are making progressive changes and even recently announced they are exploring using psychedelic drugs to treat traumatic brain injuries.
Mushrooms and LSD are being considered for sufferers CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy).