Twitter’s fledgling misinformation tool is adding aliases

Twitter announced on Monday that its crowdsourced misinformation-fighting tool, Birdwatch, is introducing aliases for its contributors. Contributors will have one chance to pick from five randomized alias options (as opposed to using their actual usernames), which will be available through the Birdwatch link.  “We want everyone to feel comfortable contributing to Birdwatch,” the Birdwatch account…

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Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns hours after appointment

Hours after being tapped as Sweden’s prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and her coalition partner left the two-party minority government.”For me, it is about respect, but I also do not want to lead a government where there may be grounds to question its legitimacy,” Andersson said at…

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U.S. to release oil from reserves in coordination with other countries to lower gas prices

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the administration will tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of a global effort by energy-consuming nations to calm 2021’s rapid rise in fuel prices.The coordinated release between the U.S., India, China, Japan, Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom is the first such move of its kind.The U.S.…

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